Massage for Lower Back Pain

Are you experiencing lumbar pain? Does physical activity now feel like a chore? Don’t let lower back pain cripple you, seek massage therapy to correct your low back pain and get you back to the active lifestyle you are used to living. Check out why massage therapy may just be the right treatment for your low back pain. continue reading »

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5 Essential Oils to Use With Your Massage

An interesting way to get the most out of your massage therapy session is to incorporate the beneficial properties of essential oils into your treatment plan. Essential oils can work wonders on the body when combined with massage. Each essential oil has their own distinctive properties that work on different parts of the body, mind and spirit. There are many different essential oils that can be incorporated into a massage session, but there are also a few essential oils recommended to get you the most out of your massage.

As always with massage therapy, it is recommended to receive multiple treatment sessions in order to reap the most rejuvenating and healing effects possible. Check out the five essential oils you should ask for at your next massage therapy session. continue reading »

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Why Massage?

You’ve heard your friends talk about having massage therapy, their experience and the benefits they’ve enjoyed with massage, especially on a regular basis.  So you may be wondering: ‘Should I try massage, and how might massage help me with my health issues?’  You are probably thinking: ‘Why should I even get a massage in the first place?’

Massage therapy is, simply, very good and beneficial for the body. It is much more than a one-dimensional therapy. Massage can treat specific injuries, and concurrently effects relaxation and rejuvenation throughout your physical body, and mentally/emotionally as well. Massage can be an integral part of maintaining a healthy and balanced life. continue reading »

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5 Reasons to Get Massage for Sports Injury

1. Promotes Increased Circulation

Massage increases and promotes healthy circulation throughout the body. Increased circulation can benefit the heart, muscles and arteries. Healthy blood circulation is important for a fast and quick recovery from sports injury.

2. Relaxes Your Muscles

Massage allows both your body and mind to relax. Reap the benefits of massage therapy and allow your muscles to relax as you recover from debilitating sports injury.

3. Can Prevent Future Injury

Using massage for rehabilitation can also help prevent the affected area from becoming injured again. With massage therapy your muscles and surrounding tissues become more supple and pliable, less stiff, and the process of healing is sped up so you can return to your normal athletic activities sooner.

4. Warms Your Muscles

The pressure supplied by your massage therapist’s hands not only increases the circulation throughout the body, but warms your muscles too. This is important for a faster and more complete recovery process.

5. Effective Pain Management tool

Massage is a natural and effective form of  pain management.  Receiving massage does a world of good for your body. You are helping manage the pain you are experiencing and can avoid use of potentially dangerous pain medications. Consider getting massage today for its rejuvenating and relaxing benefits and to support healing from various sports injuries.

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Massage for Chemotherapy Patients

Patients undergoing chemotherapy are truly going through some of the toughest times of their life. Chemotherapy is an intense and rigorous process that can break down even the best of us. Although chemotherapy is used to treat cancer it more likely than not can produce undesirable effects on the patient’s body. Massage can be used as a treatment to relax and lessen the pain chemotherapy patients are experiencing. As with any massage treatment make sure to consult with your physician before you decide to get massage for the pain you may be experiencing. continue reading »

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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage can induce one of the most comforting and widespread feelings of relaxation throughout the body. It has been widely reported that many individuals who choose to receive deep tissue massage experience  a state of deep relaxation. Deep tissue massage has been referred to as one of the main techniques of relaxation therapy. continue reading »

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“Works at a level well beyond others I have worked with”

I have been searching for the right therapist for 20 years. Christine’s understanding of the mind, body connection is amazing. I came to her to try the lymphatic drainage massage she offers a few months ago. I was immediately impressed with her initial desire to understand my entire situation. After a few sessions she expanded her massage to include more than the lymphatic massage we began with. Having worked with well over 100 therapists I have to say that Christine works at a level well beyond the others I have worked with. I appreciate her work and believe she will guide my body to the desired state. I strongly recommend her to anyone in search of a great therapist.  (Kevin N. – 9/24/17).

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5 Things to Know Before You Get a Massage

Before you go in for a massage therapy appointment you should be aware of a couple tips and tricks that could greatly improve your overall experience. Some of these tips may seem self-explanatory, but it always helps to re-state and remind clients of these guidelines. Check out the five things you need to know before you go in for a massage therapy appointment.

1. Be On Time

Being late for an appointment can greatly change your day – usually causing undue stress for you and others affected. Your massage therapist has reserved their time exclusively for you and relies on you to be on time. So, do everyone a favor, and arrive on time for your appointment!

2. Be courteous with cancellations

A good rule of thumb for cancelling or changing appointments is that 24 hours advance notice is expected. Each massage therapist may have their own particular policies – so be sure to check with them so you are aware of these policies.

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Massage Therapy to Loosen Tight Shoulders

One of the most common reasons that people seek massage is to loosen tight muscles, especially the muscles in the shoulders. When the trapezius muscles are tight you can feel it throughout your body. It isn’t just your shoulders that are affected. Other symptoms of tight shoulder muscles are headaches, stiff upper back, sore arms and neck.

Tight shoulders are very prevalent in those who spend lots of time sitting at computers or other devices (who doesn’t these days?); those who may have just started – or are exceptionally enthusiastic – in working out that specific part of the body, and those who regularly engage in strenuous activities. Inadequate physical activity and stress can also contribute to your experience of pain or tightness in your neck and shoulders. Massage therapy is great way to alleviate this pain and get you on the path to recovery. continue reading »

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“Healing hands and intuitive sensibilities”

Healing hands and intuitive sensibilities make Christine one of the best practitioners I have ever known. Thanks to her help over 20 years ago for severe sciatica, I have been able to strengthen my back and core muscles. She is a gift to all of us. (Anne D. – 9/9/2017)

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