Integrative Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic massage is very effective at turning pain down a few notches, speeding up the recovery of all types of injuries, restoring function, range of motion, and maximizing peak athletic performance. Using a tool shed of therapeutic massage techniques, our therapies are preventative self-care at its finest. Besides helping people reverse wear and tear in their bodies, bodywork helps enhance your mood, bodily awareness and your quality of life. Leading you towards more graceful aging and a greater sense of well-being.

Our customized session starts with assessing our client’s current state and then determining a treatment plan for that day’s session. We always warm the tissues we are preparing to massage, sometimes with the help of warm towels or pads and essential oils.

Benefits of Therapeutic Massage Include:

Faster, more efficient recovery from all types of injuries (including surgery)
• Increase strength – flexibility – and range of motion – improved posture
• Promotes peak physical performance, improving strength, stamina, & endurance

• Stress reduction by increased parasympathetic nervous system activity (counter-balancing the body’s flight-or-fight response caused by stressful stimuli)
• Increases circulation, helping flush out metabolic waste meanwhile, helping deliver nutrients & oxygen back into overtaxed muscles
• Reduction in spasms, cramps, stiffness, swelling, inflammation, & soreness
• Lessens restriction imposed by scar tissue
• Elevates mood (natural “feel-good” neurotransmitters & hormones, such as serotonin & dopamine are produced and released)
• Induces sound restorative sleep so the body can better repair
• Supports immune function
• Stimulates digestion, encourages elimination, & allows for deeper breathing
• Facilitates body awareness & re-establishes a mind-body connection
• Enhances mental clarity, alertness & productivity

Some of the symptoms that can benefit greatly from therapeutic massage are: 
whiplash, headaches, low back pain, muscle spasms, numbness/tingling, nerve syndromes, the after-effects of extensive dental work and other conditions associated with TMJ dysfunction (clenching, grinding, lockjaw, etc.), repetitive motion injuries, scoliosis, plantar fasciitis, managing symptoms of neurological dysfunction (MS, Parkinson’s, nervous ticks, etc.).