Massage therapy benefits many aspects of the body, and every body from any age! While it benefits the injured, the ill and the stressed, the strength of massage therapy in preventing illness and conditions before they develop cannot be overlooked. Massage therapy can be used in the treatment of both acute and chronic stages of conditions.
Even if You’re Expecting!
Did you know that there is a simple way to help alleviate stress and pain, and improve your soon-to-be-born baby’s health while also reducing the risk of complications- now you do! Massage therapy can help to provide these benefits and many more to you and your unborn baby than you may be aware of.
Prenatal massage can help relieve back pain associated with muscle tension, edema or swelling by stimulating circulation throughout the body. Not only is it very beneficial in relaxing anxiety during pregnancy, but a massage can help reduce cramping and swelling in the legs also! Did you know that a massage can even promote a more restful night sleep and help prevent pregnancy-related insomnia! We can’t give you back the sleep that’s been missed when the newborn arrives, but we can help to get you the most before it does!
Massage during pregnancy is a form of therapeutic bodywork which is not only extremely beneficial to the unborn, but to the general health and life of the mother.
Infant & Pediatric Massage
Massage isn’t just for Adults, everyone, including children and newborns love a good massage as well!
In a society so interconnected, we have become so disconnected from face to face communications and nurturing touch interactions. Researchers have found that even in a well-established society, most people, including children, are under-touched. As humans, we need nurturing touch to thrive, and a mother’s touch is priceless!
Beginning nurturing touch with your newborn promotes bonding and attachments with both parents. It promotes body/mind/spirit connection, increases self-esteem, increases sense of love, acceptance, respect, trust and enhances communication- it feels great too!
Using nurturing touch through massage helps promote body awareness, improves relaxation, stimulates circulation, and strengthens the digestive, circulatory and gastrointestinal systems. It reduces discomforts from teething, gas, constipation and colic. It also helps improve sleep patterns and muscle tone. Infant massage not only helps the newborn or child it also can benefit the parents! You will both love it!
It helps the parents be more aware of their infants cues, promotes bonding, increases confidence in parenting, is relaxing, increases verbal and non-verbal communication and provides quality time with their child.
Hot Stone Massage
Awe, heated stones. They are are used to massage the body as well as placed on or around the body. The effects include increased circulation to the heated areas, increased relaxation and usually a long “awe…”.
It is believed that the Basalt Stones used during the treatment have healing properties creating neutral tissue, less congestion and also correct the energy imbalance.
Thai Massage is part of Traditional Thai Medicine and as such is based on indigenous tradition and a blend of Indian, Chinese and Khmer influences- luckily it’s also close to home!
Thai Massage is similar to a dance as the practitioner leads the client through a series of assisted yoga postures in a skilled and fluid way. This technique emphasizes centering, transition, balance, safety, with flowing transitions, from one posture to the next- we can’t help you with dance moves however.
Thai Massage is focused mainly on stretching and massaging along energy lines; opening “blockages” to alleviate disease and promote health. Enhancing the energy flow helps problems such as lower back pain, joint pain (ex. Hip and shoulder) as well as arthritis, headaches, digestive problems and stress related conditions. It’s like a mambo line for your muscles.