Wisdom Resonates LLC
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Therapeutic & Relaxation MASSAGE

 

I practice two main types of general massage, Relaxation Massage and Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage. I also can incorporate acupressure and reflexology into sessions to address specific health issues. 

Relaxation Massage is an effective tool for managing stress, which according to experts, causes 90% of our chronic diseases, and this translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Enhanced sleep quality.
  • Greater energy.
  • Improved concentration.
  • Increased circulation.
  • Reduced fatigue.   

Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage focuses on realigning the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue.  It is often used for injury rehabilitation and pain management. It is different than just using firm pressure in a Relaxation or Swedish style massage. The strokes are very slow, very focused, and sink deep into the tissue. It is also not a full body massage. Only a specific area of the body is worked on during a session, for example, just the neck and upper shoulders, or the lower back and hips, or the feet and calves, wherever there are adhesions, scars, or trigger points in the tissue causing pain, chronic discomfort, or decreased range of motion.

Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage works by releasing these various points of tension and allowing the muscle and connective tissue to move more freely, thereby decreasing pain and increasing range of motion.  This may be somewhat uncomfortable during the massage, but should be a tolerable type of pain. Good communication with the therapist is vital because if the massage elicits too much pain, the body sets up a defensive response, and the technique becomes ineffective.

An improved range of motion is usually noticed immediately after a deep tissue massage. It is also possible to feel a little sore for a day or two, like what is experienced after a rigorous workout. Good hydration afterward is important in improving this recovery time, helping to flush out the toxins that have been released into the body's circulatory system.

Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage is appropriate and helpful for the following conditions:

  • Muscle tension or spasm
  • Chronic pain
  • Headaches
  • Limited mobility
  • Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)
  • Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Postural problems
  • Osteoarthritis pain
  • Fibromyalgia

Regular massage every 2-4 weeks with some focused attention to specific areas or issues can also have a positive impact on health, such as:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.

 

What to Expect / Frequently Asked Questions

If you're not familiar with massage, please visit this page, What to Expect, to watch a video and read the FAQ about massage. Thank You!

Contact Information

If you need further assistance or guidance please don't hesitate to call Laura at 715-823-6583 or email laura@wisdomresonates.com