Close your eyes & say "massage" just saying the word invokes a feeling of relaxation & calm ~ like you are on vacation somewhere.
Now imagine actually getting a massage. You feel yourself "melt" as anxiety disappears & the stresses of the outside would are gone. The hands of a professional take away the tension & stresses held in your body for so long. You go home that evening, crawl into bed & sleep like a baby.
Getting regular massages can feel like you are pampering yourself on a regular basis, but the therapeutic effects gained from massage are investments in your health. Work with your practitioner to find the schedule that best meets your needs.
Along with the obvious physical effects, massage has been shown to:
A current client who refers a new client will receive $5 credit towards the next session when his/her name is written on the front of card. (Please ask for your credits.) New client may turn in this card at first appointment only to receive $5 off. Not valid for gift certificates. Cannot be combined with other discounts.
There are certain conditions that make Massage Therapy an inappropriate choice of treatment for certain individuals. Sometimes a condition is an absolute contraindication but more often than not, a skilled therapist can modify their treatment to accommodate the condition.
When a client completes an intake form, these issues may be addressed.
(Information Source: Susan G. Salvo's Massage Therapy Principles & Practice, 2nd Edition)
Conditions That Require Physician Clearance
Conditions With Absolute Contraindications