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Massage

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage uses slow firm pressure directed at the deep layers of the muscles where tissue has been damaged. Deep Tissue Massage helps to lengthen shortened muscle fibers, breaking up thickened areas and helping the tissue regain proper elasticity. Deep Tissue Massage is also effective for breaking down scar tissue and muscles adhesions even on injuries that have accurred  many years ago. Proper blood and oxygen flow is brought back to the tight muscles. The toxins that have been stored in those muscles are helped release.


Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage uses knead and friction firmly or lightly glide over muscles tissue. Swedish Massage is applied to the superficial layers of the muscles. This techniques stimulates the circulatory system by returning blood flow to the heart as well as the lymphatic system by flushing out wastes and toxic.


Cranial Sacral Massage

Cranial Sacral Massage is a gentle, nonivasive form of bodywork that addresses the bones of the head, Spinal column and sacrum. The goal is to release compression in those areas which alleviates stress and pain. Cranial Sacral Massage is to restore the natural position of the bones and can decrease stress from Chronic injuries as well as provide relief from migraine headaches, neck and back pain, temporomandibular join disorder and more.


Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is applied on the fascia or connective tissue of the muscles. When connective tissue is tight, underlying structures of the body are pulled, therefore adversely affecting posture and causing pain and tension. Myofascial Release is extreamely effective for helping with postural issues, speeding healing, increasing blood circulation, restroring elasticity to muscles, and decreasing pain and tension.


The Benefit of Massage

Relieving back pain
Boosting Immune System
Reducing Anxiety
Lowering Blood Pressure
Treating Migraines
Decreasing Carpal Tunnel Symptoms
Alleviating Side Effects of Cancer
Reduces Spasms and Cramping
Increase Joint Flexibility
Increase Circulation of Blood and Lymph Systems
Relaxes and Softens injured and overused muscles
Improves Range of Motion and Decrease Discomfort
Reduce and Realign Scar Tissue

Experts estimate that 80 to 90% of disease is stress-related. Massage and body work is there to combat that frightening number by helping us remember what it means to relax. Massage can be good for your health and it can also provide a intergration of body and mind by producing a meditative state or heightened awareness of living in the present moment. Massage can provide emotional and spiritual balance, bringing with it true relaxation and peace. The physical changes massage brings to your body can have a positive effect in many areas of your life.


When should I not get a massage?

There are several contraindications for receiving a massage. If you have any of the following conditions, you should not get a massage:

  • Fever
  • Any type of infectious disease
  • Systemic infections
  • Severe cold
  • Fracture, bleeding, burns or other acute injury
  • Liver and kidney diseases
  • Blood clot
  • Pregnancy-induced diabetes, toxemia, preeclampsia/eclampsia
  • High blood pressure (unless under control with medication)
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer >
  • Open skin lesions or sores (therapist may work around them if localized

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