Touch and healing

The Plan

It is better to prevent than to cure.
- Peruvian proverb

EACH INDIVIDUAL’S WILLINGNESS TO TAKE ACTION TO SUSTAIN AND IMPROVE HIS OR HER OWN ENERGY PRODUCES A POWERFUL INFLUENCE THAT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO AFFECT HEALING THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY AND EVEN THE WORLD.

- R. Jahnke

Regular massage creates self-awareness that you can really feel; and this enables you to make better choices for your wellness. I will work with you, your physician, or personal trainer to establish a program that meets your needs and prepares you for the activities of your life.

Once I understand your needs, I can offer a variety of therapeutic massage modalities, which can be customized into a plan that you can embrace. My sole purpose is to provide treatment that energizes, balances, heals, and relaxes so you can maintain a healthy and vital life or recover from a stressed, injured, or traumatic state. Here are some of the benefits of therapeutic massage that you can expect.

Physical Benefits of Therapeutic Massage

  • Relieves muscle tension and stiffness
  • Alleviates pregnancy discomfort
  • Promotes faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments; reduces pain, swelling and scar tissue formation
  • Reduces muscle spasms
  • Restores balance and harmony to body-mind
  • Increases joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Enhances athletic performance and heals injuries from sport or work activities
  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing
  • Removes blockages to restore the flow of Qi energy
  • Improves blood circulation and lymph fluid movement
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Disperses (sedates) areas of excess energy
  • Increases (tonifies) areas of deficient energy
  • Relieves tension-related headaches and eye-strain
  • Enhances the health and nourishment of skin
  • Improves posture through body awareness
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Treats musculoskeletal problems
  • Improves post operative and injury rehabilitation
  • Promotes overall wellness

Mental Benefits of Massage Therapy

  • Promotes relaxation and mental alertness
  • Relieves mental stress and anxiety
  • Improves ability to monitor and respond appropriately to stress signals
  • Enhances calm thinking and creativity
  • Calms and stabilizes mind and emotions
  • Satisfies human need for caring, nurturing touch
  • Fosters a feeling of well-being
  • Creates body awareness
  • Increases awareness of mind-body connection

(Source: American Massage Therapy Association and Jack Loer)

Benefits of Prenatal Massage Therapy

  • Encourage relaxation
  • Help alleviate muscle and joint pain
  • Improve breathing and digestion
  • Improve mom and baby’s health by reducing the negative impacts of stress on both
  • Help mom feel more at home and in touch with herself and her baby
  • Contribute to easier, shorter labors
  • And it feels so good!

(Source: Body Therapy Associates. Carole Osborne)