Benefits of Massage
Take your massage experience to the next level. Often people come to massage with specific goals beyond the many benefits of relaxation and increased vitality. The intent of therapeutic massage is to assist people in dealing with specific needs or physical complaints- especially chronic pain and discomfort, limited flexibility and old injuries, etc. By blending many styles of massage, including the principles of Structural Integration, Deep Tissue Sculpting and Neuromuscular Therapy, sessions are designed to target areas of chronic holding patterns in the body. Thus breaking the cycle of pain and ‘dis-ease' to provide long term relief.
Massage offers support for moms during the "child bearing" year, from pre-conception through pregnancy and the after birth recovery period. Provides emotional benefits, sense of well being, reduces anxiety, reduces depression and relief of aches and pains of pregnancy and improve post-partum recovery. Nurturing mothers also increases the nurturing of the new baby. Incorporating her experiences as a doula, Elizabeth includes breath work and visualizations during these sessions to further prepare expectant mothers for the upcoming birthing process. Bolsters and pillows create a wonderful and safe cradle, tailored to the specific needs of each trimester.
Children benefit from massage to assist with the stress of growing up, new situations and physical development i.e. "growing pains". Massage can help infants recover from birth trauma, complications from premature birth and colic. Special care is taken with the needs of children and infants as their needs are not just scaled down versions of adults needs.
Professional Athletes use massage for optimal recovery from workout or sports event, aligning of body for efficient structural integration for improved performance. Massage supports recovery from myoskeletal injuries such as sprains, strains and broken bones by reducing swelling, limiting scar tissue formation and shortening time "out of commission". Student athletes rigorous training, especially high school, can benefit from Sports Therapy Massage.
With great respect to delicate physical and emotional boundaries, safe and nurturing touch creates a sense of well being and connection which is important for post-traumatic healing, especially when a deep or intense experience is contraindicated. Loss of a loved one, divorce (or divorce of parents), surgery, acute illness and other physical or emotion traumas all benefit from gentle healing space, allowing one to find wholeness within oneself.
Great attention is focused on determining your needs and specializing the massage to get you the maximum benefit.