Why Massage

Massage uses the healing power of touch to reduce muscle tension and pain, as well as to achieve many other physical and emotional benefits. Heather draws from training in Swedish massage, transformational bodywork, jin shin do, lomi lomi, reiki, neuromuscular therapy and cranial sacral therapy to customize each bodywork session.

Massage Benefits

  • Reduce muscle tension
  • Improve blood and lymph circulation
  • Release endorphins
  • Reduce stress, lessen anxiety
  • Promote better sleep
  • Improve concentration
  • Create overall sense of well-being
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Increase joint flexibility

Some Conditions That Can Benefit From Massage

  • Chronic and temporary pain
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Sinusitis
  • Circulatory problems
  • Muscle injuries
  • Asthma and bronchitis
  • Temporomandibular joint disfunction
  • Allergies
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Myofascial pain

If you are interested in exploring research related to the benefits of massage, The Touch Research Institute is good resource.