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The physician must be experienced
in many things, but most assuredly in
rubbing. For rubbing can bind a joint
that is too loose, and loosen a joint
that is too rigid.

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—Hippocrates

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I believe massage therapy is
absolutely key in the healing process
not only in the hospital environment
but because it relieves stress, it is
obviously foundational in the healing
process any time and anywhere.

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—Joan Borysenko, interview in MASSAGE JOURNAL, Fall 1999

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About

Experts estimate that disease is mostly stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help us remember what it means to relax.

Massage is a perfect elixir for good health. It offers a drug-free, non-invasive and humanistic approach based on the body's natural ability to heal itself. By producing a meditative state or heightened awareness of living in the present moment, massage provides an integration of body and mind, bringing with it well being. Besides increasing relaxation and decreasing anxiety, it reduces fatigue and gives more energy to handle stressful situations.

Benefits

What are the benefits to receiving regular massage and/or bodywork treatments?

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  • increases circulation, allowing the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs.
  • stimulates the flow of lymph, the body's natural defense system.
  • reduces spasms and cramps.
  • increases joint flexibility.
  • releases endorphins (the body's natural painkiller).
  • reduces and realigns scar tissue after healing has occurred.
  • improves range-of-motion and decreases discomfort for patients with low back pain.
  • relieves migraine and decrease the need for medication.
  • provides exercise and stretching for atrophied muscles.
  • reduces recovery time, and eliminates subsequent pains of the athlete at any level.
  • decreases anxiety, enhances sleep quality, and improves concentration

Clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. The emotional balance bodywork provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits.

Session

What are my style and philosophy of massage?

"My massage/bodywork is integrative in that I incorporate various techniques into each session. These techniques may include Swedish, Deep tissue, Stretching, Myofacial release and Cranio-sacral therapies. I also do energy work using the Polarity principles and Reflexology. Before we begin a session, I will ask about your aches, pains, injuries or fears to tailor the massage to your personal needs. Touch may be deep or light, but the treatment should not cause pain. Please do not hesitate to share any health issues or zone of discomfort you might have before our session. For example, if you’d rather your belly not to be touched, I will respect this, and if you want the focus to be on your shoulders, this is what I will concentrate on."

"When I think of being massaged, I think of being cared for in a safe and nurturing environment. My goal is to treat you with dignity and to listen to your body with the ears of my heart. I can neither diagnose nor treat an illness, but I can help you feel your body and to try to relax."

"Massage is not recommended if you have open wounds, herpes, lice, scabies, poison ivy, the cold or flu, a fever, or any potentially contagious condition. I gladly work with men and women, LGBT folk, and those who are physically challenged."

"Massage can feel like a pampering treat at times but it doesn’t mean that it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan. I will work with you in establishing a treatment schedule that best meets your needs."

Fell free to contact me with any questions you may have. I usually do house/office calls but could also accommodate a studio space for your session.

Rates

Massage:

  • 60 minutes: $200 to $240 
  • 90 minutes: $280 to $300
  • (Price varies depending of locations)
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