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Benefits of Massage

When I give a massage, I quiet the mind and prepare to connect with the person on the table. Without words, but through touch, I wander the bone structure. Throughout the process, I may feel some pulsating in my palms, or a vibration in the bones. I may feel a smile coming through or a cold spot. I may sense a color, or feel heat. As I connect deeper and deeper and sense my way throught the massage, you become more and more relaxed.

Truly, the best part of the massage is when I am thinking of the person on the table as being in perfect health: body/mind/spirit, the soul shining in white glory. Holding this space for you, so you may connect to it, is the most important part of the massage for me. Providing a space for healing on multiple levels.

Therapeutic massage provides a number of health and wellness related benefits. These benefits are delivered in a natural and safe non-invasive method and thus, do not carry the harmful side effects associated with prescribed medications and the many invasive medical procedures used today.

Therapeutic massage is wonderful at enhancing and increasing a number of beneficial processes and functions within the human body.

  • Massage enhances ones state of well being
  • Massage enhances soft tissue healing
  • Massage increases flexibility & range of motion
  • Massage increases muscle tone
  • Massage increases blood flow
  • Massage increases dopamine & serotonin levels
  • Massage increases and improves lymphatic fluid flow & drainage
  • Massage induces relaxation
  • Massage stimulates the immune system

Similarly, therapeutic massage is extremely effective at reducing and often eliminating a number of uncomfortable and restrictive symptoms and conditions.

  • Massage reduces constipation
  • Massage reduces cortisol levels
  • Massage reduces depression
  • Massage reduces emotional stress
  • Massage reduces joint stiffness
  • Massage reduces muscular tension
  • Massage reduces pain
  • Massage reduces scar tissue formation
  • Massage reduces soft tissue knots and trigger points

What to expect in a massage session.

The intent in this massage is to promote physical, emotional and spiritual healing. The massage is usually done with you lying on a massage table, undressed but covered by sheets. Your body is undraped one section at a time as I work. Keeping your underware on is best. I will leave the room as you undress and get on the table. I will rub massage cream or oil on your body during the massage. You may choose to wear casual, washable, clothes after the massage.

Please communicate your needs with me. For example, ask for; more or less pressure.. more or less work on a particular body part, a bath room break, a drink of water, a change of music, more or less blankets/heat. Tell me of acute or chronic conditions. This massage should always feel good. ENJOY!!! ~taken in part from Barbara Helynn Heard http://www.lomilomi-massage.org/massage-lomilomi.html