Massage Therapy    

Massage is one of the best things we can do for the overall health of our body, our mind and our spirit.  Massage therapy encompasses a wide range of therapeutic approaches, all of which use hands-on manipulation of  the body's muscles and soft tissues. Massage is a powerful means of stimulating circulation; the blood and lymph, of increasing our immune and healing response, and maintaining balanced internal systems.

We Need Touch To Thrive

Increasing amounts of research demonstrate that humans have a lifelong and deeply rooted need to touch and be touched. When deprived of touch, studies show that people feel alienated, unsure of themselves, stressed, and more prone to illness. Babies and elderly persons especially need touch, and can express immune system depression if they are deprived of physical contact.

Physical Benefits

In addition to the emotional benefits of massage, the therapeutic physiological effects include a lowering of heart rate and blood pressure while also improving circulation and oxygenation of blood cells. Waste products like lactic and uric acid, which cause soreness, are released and removed from muscles through massage and eliminated by the body. Massage lowers stress hormones, reduces anxiety and boosts the production of endorphins and serotonin, which inhibit pain and elevate mood without the use of medications. Lymphatic fluids are encouraged in their natural circulation and flow with massage, which in turn increase immune function and help rid the body of toxins.

Massage For Stress

Massage is a powerful means of treating stress related problems such as  headaches, insomnia, depression, irritable bowl syndrome, dermatitis, sciatica, sinusitis and more. Mental stresses such as anxiety, sleep dysfunction, and the inability to relax all can be greatly improved and alleviated through the many varieties of massage offered.

The benefits of massage can be experienced on multiple levels (physical, mental, emotional), and positively effects our spiritual health with inner peace, connection and centered well-being.

Ask your Massage Therapist what types and techniques of Massage Therapy they incorporate into their sessions. Feel free to request a therapeutic modality you have found to be beneficial.

Some types of Massage include: Swedish, Neuromuscular, Shiatsu, Lomi Lomi, Myofascial, and Sports/Deep Tissue.

Quote:Throughout history, "tender loving care" has uniformly been recognized as a valuable element in healing"~Larry Dossey

"My daughter Jasmine is 6 years old and in first grade, she has been struggling with her reading for the past year. The last school year Jasmine didn't even move up a reading level. We tried every suggestion the school had offered and nothing was working. Summer school was suggested to try to help improve her reading. Susan did a combination of CranioSacral and her other energy therapy on Jasmine. She went for her first session and she absolutely loved it!!! The school tested her two weeks later and Jasmine had moved up two reading levels! Then after her last follow up appointment the next day she was tested and again moved up one more level! After a year of struggling, I feel truly blessed to have found something that finally worked! Jasmine no longer is struggling with her reading and is now enjoying it. "
~Diana P Town: Longmont
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