Having a massage does more than just relax your body and mind, there are specific physiological and psychological changes which occur. Besides increasing relaxation and decreasing anxiety, massage lowers your blood pressure, increases circulation, helps you sleep better and can increase your concentration. It reduces fatigue and aligns your energy stations.
Experts estimate that 90% of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress. Experience increased presence and connection to the world through the essence of touch.
Support your body mechanics during this hands-on time. Soft tissue injury and imbalance is often caused through repetitive strain, postural habits, trips, falls, accidents and muscular strain from fitness training, playing musical instruments, dancing, gardening, home improvements and occasional overload. This imbalance can (and will) increase over time and result in pain and restricted movement. Often, this pain is felt some time after the original cause and frequently in a different location than would be expected. Learn how to modify techniques and daily activities to continue doing what you love without injuring your body.
Integrative Deep Tissue Bodywork provides an understanding of the body’s unified structure and brings increased awareness of the body’s innate wisdom. By working with deep muscle and connective tissue, individuals who suffer with chronic pain conditions or residual, long-term effects of injury or trauma are offered new range in movement and relief. By utilizing proper postures, breathing, and meditation, individuals will develop mind-body skills to help cope and decrease chronic pain. This approach is especially beneficial when attending to specific injuries.
Assisted Stretching emphasizes opening and stretching the body, and is very effective in increasing flexibility, circulation, and range of motion. Your muscles gets thicker, shorter and less pliable with injury, age, sedentary lifestyle, poor posture, repetitive movement, dehydration, exercise and overtraining. Stretch therapy is a relaxing way to create space in your joints while adding depth to your stretch. Receive guidance through various yoga poses and series of stretches designed to penetrate muscle tissue and release patterns of tension. Feel taller, lighter, free of restriction, and a greater sense of well-being.