What is Rolfing & Manual Osteopathy?

We all know that massage therapy offers a whole host of health benefits. Even greater results can be achieved when utilizing complementary modes of treatment such as Rolfing or Manual Osteopathy.  So what are these treatments like and how can they help?   What is Rolfing? Rolfing was developed for removing restriction from the body. Its aim is to organize the connective tissue that defines our shape and structure. This fascia separates different tissues in the body, including muscle, bone and organs. The therapist employs Read More +

Pregnancy Massage

Touch for the Mom-To-Be   Pregnancy is a beautiful and natural condition — nine transformative months full of excitement, planning and peering at the awesome unfolding of life. But this transformation also brings inevitable side effects, sometimes making a woman feel like her body has been taken over by an alien force. In the early months, there are mood swings from ecstasy to unpredictable crying; in later months, there are aches and pains more common to the domain of the elderly. Physical changes, such as Read More +

The Benefits of Massage

What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can: 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. Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts. 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 Read More +

Take Care of YOU: Massage as Self Care

This can be a tough time of year for a lot of people.  The holidays have ended and you’re struggling to keep up with those resolutions to diet and workout more. Add in the usual balancing act of trying to keep up with work, family and personal commitments. It’s cold out and maybe you have been stuck in the house or office too much.  Then comes Valentine’s Day, which can be hard for many people – whether you’re single or in a relationship.  The expectations Read More +