Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy helps relax the whole body, loosen tight muscles, increases range of motion in joints, calms the nervous system, diminishes chronic pain, lowers blood pressure, enhances skin tone, assists in recovery from illness and injury, lowers the heart rate, strengthens the immune system, reduces mental stress, reduces tension headaches, promotes restful sleep, and helps to improve blood and lymph circulation.
Types of Massage
A nurturing, soft tissue massage, excellent for stress reduction, relaxation, increasing circulation, and providing pain relief. Can also improve joint range of motion.
Myofascial (deep tissue) This technique helps to release chronic tension patterns in the body using slow strokes and varying pressure to specific areas and tissue depth. Can also be deeply relaxing.
Healing Touch A nurturing therapy in which gentle touch is used to balance the human energy system, promoting health, wholeness, and well being. More information is available at www.deborahlarrimore.com
Reflexology Massage to the feet, hands and ears that target specific areas of the body. By manipulating these areas, a therapist can address pain or discomfort throughout the body. Also works with the systems and energy of the body.
Pregnancy massage Uses gentle techniques to help alleviate discomforts associated with pregnancy, including; lower back pain, fatigue, swelling, and joint tenderness.
Hot Stone Therapy This treatment uses lava stones warmed in a water bath in conjunction with either Swedish or Myofascial strokes. The direct heat relaxes the muscles allowing better manipulation of the tissue and often produces a sedative effect that is relaxing to the entire body.
Sessions Each session is uniquely designed for each client to address specific desires and needs. The session may include strokes from different modalities such as Swedish and Myofascial. The intent is to serve the client with the most effective touch as possible and meet their needs for the session.