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Benefits of Massage
and Bodywork

The benefits of massage and bodywork are numerous and date back thousands of years. While most health conditions are compatible with massage and bodywork a few contraindications do exist. If you are uncertain about whether bodywork is right for your situation, please contact your health care provider or give us a call. We would be happy to answer all of your questions.



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Types of Massage & Bodywork

Massage and Bodywork are the oldest forms of healing known to man. Nurturing touch is essential to our healthy development, ongoing wellness, and survival.  It can be defined as any manual (touch) therapy that manipulates the soft tissues of the body to restore, invigorate, and promote optimal wellness and healing to the entire body. In the spirit of that tradition and in keeping with those intentions, we offer the following styles of massage and bodywork for your healing needs:

Swedish Massage: known for its soft flowing strokes, light to vigorous tapping, kneading, stretching, and pressures aims to revitalize the soft tissues and joints of the body and bathe the you in sensations of delight and relaxation. It helps relieve sore and tight muscles.

Deep Tissue and Trigger Point Massage: is used to target and treat muscular knots (Trigger Points), inflammation, scar tissue, and adhesions and is specifically designed to release deep muscular, tendon, and fascial tensions. Pressures are generally deeper, work across the fibers of muscle rather than along them, and may cause initial discomfort before the relief of tension is felt. Very therapeutic!

Medical Massage: is defined as medically necessary massage and is usually prescribed by a treating physician or healthcare provider to treat a specific condition. Overall, medical massage is a noninvasive therapy that produces beneficial health results to those experiencing numerous health-related illnesses and injuries.

Sports Massage: is geared toward participants in athletics.  It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries. This is an invaluable therapy for the weekend enthusiast or seasoned professional.

Prenatal Massage: is designed to meet the unique needs of the pregnant woman. The results include; improved circulation, enhanced overall body tone, smoother functioning of joints and muscles, easing of mental and physical fatigue, a general relaxed feeling and an overall sense of wellbeing.

Myofascial Release Therapy: is an innovative whole body therapy whereby hands-on touch is used to promote healing, relieve pain, and realign postural imbalances through gentle, slow stretches deep into the connective tissue system.


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