Therapeutic Bodywork, A Powerful Ally
Research continues to show the benefits of touch, which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles. The medical community is actively embracing bodywork, and massage is becoming an integral part of treatment. We utilize various bodywork techniques to address your individual needs.
Nutrition, Preventative Care
Statistics tell us that people who eat healthier live longer lives. Lack of proper nutrition in daily diets is one factor which can lead to poor health and disease. We aim to educate our clients and help them to develop healthy, balanced diets.
Essential Oils & Herbs, Natures Medicine
People often forget that natural herbs are 'nature's medicine'. Many pharmaceuticals contain synthetic compounds which imitate natural herbs rather than the herbs themselves. Herbs, like food, provide the body with nutrients that enhance organ functions. The essential oils extracted from these herbs have been used for thousands of years for healing purposes, as well as for their spiritually and emotionally uplifting properties. Primarily extracted through careful steam distillation but also through cold pressing, the purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they were extracted. We use Pure Grade Essential Oils and often integrate natural herbal remedies to assist in maintaining a healthy body.
The Benefits of Touch
There’s no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen. Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This translates into:
Enhanced sleep quality
Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. The emotional balance bodywork provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits. Profound effects in response to massage include specific physiological and chemical changes throughout the body. Research shows that with massage:
Arthritis sufferers note fewer aches and less stiffness and pain.
Asthmatic children show better pulmonary function and increased peak air flow.
Burn injury patients report reduced pain, itching, and anxiety.
High blood pressure patients demonstrate lower diastolic blood pressure, anxiety, and stress hormones.
Premenstrual syndrome sufferers have decreased water retention and cramping.
Preterm infants have improved weight gain.
Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch—which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles. Consequently, the medical community is actively embracing bodywork, and massage is becoming an integral part of hospice care and neonatal intensive care units. Many hospitals are also incorporating on-site massage practitioners and even spas to treat post-surgery or pain patients as part of the recovery process.
Increase the Benefits with Frequent Visits. Getting a massage can do you a world of good while getting massages frequently can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat it doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.