Massage

Massage - LogoMassage is one of the oldest known forms of healing.

It is human nature to apply touch when we feel pain.  Massage has many well-recognized benefits, including:

  • relaxation
  • comfort
  • stress reduction
  • relief from discomfort such as muscle spasms, chronic tension, soreness, and stiffness
  • improved circulation and reduced swelling
  • reduced blood pressure,
  • relaxation of muscle “knots”
  • breaking up of adhesions and scar tissue

Cranio-Sacral Therapy

Cranio-Sacral therapy is a gentle, hands-on therapeutic technique that uses light pressure to affect deep structures.  Specifically, Cranio-Sacral Therapy works with the nervous system and the body’s rhythms to affect other body systems.  It improves the movement of muscles, fascia, membranes, and fluids.

Cranio-Sacral therapy sessions last about 60 to 90 minutes.  Examples of challenges that may be improved with cranio-sacral therapy include:

  • pain (e.g. neck, back, and shoulder)
  • headaches (e.g. migraines, tension, and sinus)
  • jaw pain (TMJD)
  • stress
  • hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • recovery from head trauma

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Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic Drainage is a massage technique that promotes lymphatic fluid movement throughout the body. The therapist uses soothing, wavelike movements.  No oils are used.

Lymphatic Drainage therapy relieves swelling and inflammation that causes pressure and pain.  It improves circulation of all body fluids. This leads to:  movement of excess water, increased detoxification, improved digestion and elimination, strengthened immune function, improved hormone balance, and increased fat transportation.

Lymphatic Drainage therapy may improve:

  •  sinus congestion, pressure, and pain
  • headaches of all types, especially sinus headaches and migraines
  • auto-immune conditions (e.g. arthritis)
  • acute swelling and chronic edema
  • gastrointestinal disorders (e.g. IBS, colitis)
  • inflammatory conditions (e.g. allergies, sinusitis)
  • overuse syndromes (e.g. carpal tunnel)
  • speed of wound healing

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 Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve pain and muscle tension throughout the body. This type of massage is extremely beneficial because it reaches the deepest layer of muscles, fascia (connective tissue surrounding the joints) and tendons. The goal in deep tissue massage is to breakdown adhesions (tense areas within the muscle). Adhesions in the muscle are very important to address because they cause pain, inflammation and limit motion of the muscles and joints.

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage include:  

  • Help alleviate pain
  • Aid in recovery from injuries (sports related, falls, whiplash, etc.)
  • Increase mobility
  • Decrease muscle tension
  • Recover from repetitive stresses (sports, computer use, lifting, etc.)
  • Improve Posture

Fertility Massage with Mercier Therapy 

Get pregnant with Mercier Therapy, a holistic and gentle approach to conception.  Preconception bodywork is a way to  help prepare the body and mind for the best possible chances for conception and pregnancy.

Difficulty conceiving can be stressful, painful, and take a toll on the body, mind, and everything else. This special form of bodywork can help calm the mind, make you more aware of your body, and help you to attain your goal of having a child.

Mercier Therapy is a deep yet gentle pelvic visceral manipulation of the uterus and ovaries to support conception. It is also safe for women facing fertility challenges, experiencing pelvic pain, and for pre and post gynecologic procedures.

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