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Massage

Massage Therapy is one of the oldest forms of natural therapy that can lead to an overall feeling of well-being by manipulating the soft tissues of the body. The American Massage Therapy Association defines massage therapy as a profession in which the practitioner applies manual techniques, and may apply adjunctive therapies, with the intention of positively affecting the health and wellbeing of the client.

Benefits of Massage

  • Decrease muscular tension and pain

  • Improve circulation

  • Increase joint flexibility

  • Reduce mental and physical fatigue

  • Decrease stress

  • Promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue

  • Improve posture

  • Reduce blood pressure

  • Migraine/headache management

  • Promotes better sleep

  • Improves concentration

  • Reduces anxiety

  • Creates an overall sense of well-being

Depending on the client's needs and interests, we integrate a variety of therapeutic massage styles customized to meet specific client's needs in each session.

Relaxation/Swedish

Deep Tissue

Trigger Point

Myofascial

Prenatal/Perinatal

10 Ways to Prepare for Your Massage

  1. It is best not to eat, take medications or drink alcohol 1 1/2 - 2 hours before your appointment. Bathe on the day of your massage appointment.

  2. Arrive 5-10 minutes early, as there will be an intake form to fill out (your first visit). This also allow time for you and your therapist to talk before your massage and to get on the table.

  3. For a full-body massage, you will be given privacy to disrobe to your level of comfort and cover up with a sheet. During your massage, the therapist will undrape only the part of the body being massaged.

  4. Be prepared to remove jewelry, watches and rings.

  5. Discuss any recent surgeries or injuries you may have experienced.

  6. Pay attention to the amount of pressure, note any pain, or other sensitivities and inform your therapist. Your feedback will guide them in how best to proceed.

  7. Touch is very powerful. Among the benefits, may be emotional releases. Since we store emotional repressions in our bodies, touch sometimes begins the process of releasing "old stuff."

  8. Talk or not to talk. Talking is optional and is up to you.

  9. Breathe deeply. Diaphragmatic breathing, bringing one's breath deep into the diaphragm is very important, producing many benefits.

  10. Enjoy your massage experience. We are generally unaccustomed to being deeply relaxed. So, if at the end of your massage, you feel slightly disoriented, don't worry. Full relaxation is a major change of consciousness. 

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