"Offering a healthy alternative to conventional therapies to help our clients live a fuller life."
What to Expect
What can massage do for you?
Massage can provide benefits ranging from soothing relaxation to deeper therapy for specific physical problems.
It can relieve symptoms of stress and anxiety.
It can increase the nourishing blood supply to your tissues.
It can improve your energy and alertness.
It can aid in recovery from pulled muscles or sprained ligaments.
It can ease many of the uncomfortable stresses of childbearing, including edema, backaches and exhaustion.
It can relieve certain repetitive motion injuries related to on the job activities.
It can greatly reduce pain if you suffer from such problems as temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) or carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).
At least in part, it can compensate for lack of exercise and muscular contraction if, because of age, injury or illness, you are forced to remain inactive.
A healthy response
Once your massage is underway, a wide range of beneficial reactions are set into motion including:
hastening the elimination of waste and toxins stored in your muscles
increasing the interchange of substances between the blood and tissue cells
heightening the oxygenation of tissues.
stimulating the relaxation of your nervous system
These responses can:
aid in strengthening the immune system
increase joint flexibility and range of motion
lower blood pressure
There are some instances when the use of massage might not be appropriate. Be sure to consult your physician before initiating any massage program. An experienced massage therapist will also be able to tell when massage is not indicated.
What you canexpect
I will do everything possible to ensure that your experience is positive and rewarding. You may be asked about your reasons for getting a massage, current medical condition, medical history, lifestyle, stress level, areas of pain and other pertinent topics. You will be asked to undress in private and drape yourself with the sheet (and blanket) provided. You may leave your undergarments off or on, at your discretion. You will lie down on a comfortably padded and heated massage table. I will only undrape the area of your body being massaged, ensuring that your modesty is respected at all times. I will discuss the techniques to be used and areas to be worked on before I use them so that you have the opportunity to understand and consent to them.
You should expect a peaceful and comfortable environment for your massage. Please report a distraction of any kind, whether from physical discomfort, room temperature, volume of music, or any other source.
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