Benefits of Massage
Helps relieve stress and aid relaxation, helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness, fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments, reduces pain and swelling; reduces formation of excessive scar tissue, reduces muscle spasms, provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion, enhances athletic performance, promotes deeper and easier breathing, improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids, reduces blood pressure, helps relieve tension-related headaches and effects of eyestrain, enhances the health and nourishment of skin, improves posture and strengthens the immune system.
Fosters peace of mind, promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness, helps relieve mental stress, improves ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately, enhances capacity for clear thinking and creativity.
Fosters a feeling of well-being, reduces levels of anxiety, increases awareness of mind body connection.
Andrea’s Signature Massage
A very individualized massage which incorporates all the modalities below. An overall massage that will be sure to leave you stress free with instant relief.
Swedish Relaxation Massage
A great way to begin a massage regimen. Commonly known as a relaxation or circulatory massage. Great for anxiety and stress. Stimulates lymph as well.
There are two types of cupping therapy, One is stationary, which is used to help clear the stagnation of blood and facilitate the release of pathogens, while an in massage is when the cups glide over the location to help relieve tension and congestion.
Deep Tissue/Neuromuscular/Trigger Point Therapy
Concentrated attention to specific areas of the body that have become chronic over time. The overall goal of this therapy is to relax contracted muscles and to return the body to normal neuromuscular balance. A trigger point can exhibit either a localized or radiating pain and numbness usually within a taught band of Skeletal muscle or its fascia.
Reflexology is a method for activating the healing powers of the body. The feet and hands are the map of the whole human body. Our bodies are divided into 10 zones, 5 on the right and 5 on the left which correspond with organs throughout the body. Relax your whole body by simple finger walking up and down the entire foot, magnetic therapy to stimulate circulation and decrease inflammation and stone therapy integrated into your treatment. Pressure adjusted always to your comfort level.
Hot Stone Therapy
Heated stones are applied to the body to promote deep tissue healing and relaxation. The warmth loosens stiff muscles, which makes it a great way to unwind after exercise and those with poor circulation will benefit from an increased blood flow to the body. The combination of the heat and light massage strokes will clear toxins and stimulate the metabolism, unblocking the body’s natural channels of energy, which in turn relieves stress and premenstrual tension.
A wonderful way to relieve stress upon the every growing body of a mother to be. Second trimester is advisable to begin massage up to and including birth.