About Massage

Massage is one of the oldest healing arts: Chinese records dating back 3,000 years document its use; the ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians (see pic below!) applied forms of massage for many ailments; and Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. 

Today, the benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching.  As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, infertility, smoking cessation, depression, and more.  And, as many millions will attest, massage also helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to disease and illness.

 

First Things First

Before we begin your session, we'll discuss what your goals are for the massage.  Depending on your specific needs or requests, I will either perform a customized full-body massage (for general relaxation and stress reduction) or focus on the specific parts of your body that you have requested.  I also do a combination of techniques depending on what you are comfortable with and/or what is needed to achieve the level of pain relief you are seeking.  For example, I can incorporate Thai massage techniques and adapt them to tablework.  The possibilities are almost endless.  I also use only the highest quality organic massage oils and lotions during your treatment, so please specify what your preference is and if you have any allergies.

 

Benefits of Massage

  • relaxes the body
  • loosens tight muscles
  • relieves tired and aching muscles
  • increases flexibility and range of motion
  • diminishes chronic pain
  • calms the nervous system
  • lowers blood pressure
  • lowers heart rate

 

More about THAI MASSAGE:

Traditional Thai massage is believed to be thousands of years old and developed in the ancient Kingdom of Siam know today as Thailand.  Traditional Thai massage is an authentic healing art and unique form of body therapy developed by people who used massage not only as a therapeutic method of healing to treat illnesses, but to maintain health and well-being. 

For centuries, Thai massage has been used as an important healing tool in the treatment of muscular-skeletal problems, internal medical conditions, neurological complaints, and emotional distress, among other things.  Some benefits include increased mobility, blood circulation, muscle relaxation, mind and body concentration and detoxification of the body.

A massage consists of much more than a few techniques for rubbing the body and relaxing the muscles.  Practitioners of Thai massage actually combine yoga-stretches, muscle massage, stimulation of the meridians using acupressure and manipulation of body joints.  Some techniques require therapists to use their feet, elbows, and knees in addition to their hands.  When Thai Massage is performed in gentle, rhythmic movements, the client receives an energizing, balanced, and dynamic experience benefiting the body and soul.

Several aspects of Thai massage that make it markedly different from what Westerners typically considered to be a massage.  Thai massage is usually performed with the client wearing loose fitting clothing while lying on a cotton mat on the floor; no oils or lotions are utilized, and the session usually lasts a minimum of 90 minutes.   

Thai massage is a unique and wonderful method of performing hands-on healing work.  Although some of the elements used are quite "different" to Westerners, its many attributes and benefits make it a splendid healing experience that is a joy to give as well as receive.  Additionally, Thai Massage provides everyone, even beginners, the opportunity to achieve a state of deep mental and emotional balance, profound stress relief, and many moments of pure and sweet bliss!

 

Ongoing Relief

While periodic massage enhance your well being, the real benefit of massage comes from multiple therapy sessions. I offer great discounts for repeat customers, whether you come every week or every other. My goal is to provide lasting support for all my clients, and I'm sure you'll be happy with my work.