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					BENEFITS OF MASSAGE
•     Increases circulation.
•     Improves range of motion.
•     Decreases muscle spasm & edema            Insert your bio and information
•     Relaxes tight and sore muscles.
                                                                                        AROMATHERAPY
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•     Relieves pain of muscular injury.         adding your company logo and a
                                                                                         AND MASSAGE
•     Loosens subcutaneous scar tissue.         picture of yourself as well.
•     Relieves stress and aids relaxation.
•     Strengthens the immune system.
•     Calms the nervous system.
•     Promotes production of endorphins.        Add all your contact information so
•     Reduces anxiety.                          that potential clients can locate you
•     Alleviates fatigue.                       easily.
•     Enhances feelings of well-being.
•     Fosters deeper & easier breathing.
•     Expedites the healing process.




      What can I expect during an
       aromatherapy massage?

After the consultation, one or more essential
oils are selected based on what you need
and are mixed in with the massage oil or
lotion.

The subtle aroma of the essential oils will
fill the air around you during the massage.

After the massage, the massage therapist
may suggest a blend that you can use at
home in between massage treatments.
Aromatherapy
A
        romatherapy is the ancient healing    HOW IT WORKS                                TOP ESSENTIAL OILS
        art and science of using essential
        oils of plants, flowers and herbs to   The link between smell and memory              Basil- helps with headaches, migraines
soothe the body, mind and spirit. Essential   is undeniable. Although doctors have           and is used as a digestive aid
oils are extracted volatile liquids or the    not proven any direct link between             Bergamot- helps to alleviate anxiety,
life force of plants. These essences are      aromatherapy and specific physiological         digestive aid , skin care
extracted from different parts of the plant   benefits, the emotional response obtained       Cedar wood-helps with bronchitis
and contain many beneficial properties         from breathing in pleasant scents may          Lavender– relieves headache,
which are used in Aromatherapy to             help with psychosomatic problems by            menstrual pain and lowers stress
increase vitality and health.                 triggering positive emotional responses        Myrrh– promotes healing, helps with
                                              from deep within the limbic system of the      digestive disorders
An Aromatherapy Massage is one of             brain which is the seat of memory and          Lemongrass– relieves headache,
the most effective anti-stress treatments     emotion                                        lowers fever, helps with digestion
available. It not only offers immediate                                                      Sandalwood– relieves dry skin, sore
pleasure and relief, but also the                                                            throat and bronchitis
opportunity to experience a deeper                                                           Patchouli– antidepressant
relaxation. Combined with the therapeutic                                                    Pine– helps soothe colds, chest
benefits of the essential oils, massage has                                                   infections, rheumatic pain
a profound influence on countless stress                                                      Peppermint– counteracts nausea
related conditions. Aromatherapy can                                                         Eucalyptus– alleviates discomfort from
also be experienced by using the essential                                                   colds and stuffed nasal passages
oils in diffusers, potpourri pots, scented
candles, in sea salts in a warm bath and in   Many oils also have health boosting         It is extremely important that you check
any of your personal care products. These     effects. At minimum the pleasant smells     with your primary care provider before
rich, revitalizing treatments will nurture    will leave you refreshed and your spirits   using any essential oil if you have allergies
your body and delight your senses.            soothed.                                    to any type of plant.
BENEFITS OF MASSAGE
•       Increases circulation.
•       Improves range of motion.              Insert your bio and information          INFANT
•       Decreases muscle spasm & edema         about your business. Consider
•       Relaxes tight and sore muscles.        adding your company logo and a          MASSAGE
•       Relieves pain of muscular injury.      picture of yourself as well.
•       Loosens subcutaneous scar tissue.
•       Relieves stress and aids relaxation.
•       Strengthens the immune system.
•       Calms the nervous system.              Add all your contact information so
•       Promotes production of endorphins.     that potential clients can locate you
•       Reduces anxiety.                       easily.
•       Alleviates fatigue.
•       Enhances feelings of well-being.
•       Fosters deeper & easier breathing.
•       Expedites the healing process.




    What can my baby expect during an
             infant massage?

A loving massage by a parent enriches a
baby’s body and soul, and softens many
of the “bumps in the road” for a new
baby. With the exception of babies with
medical problems, the rule, rather than
the exception, is that massage greatly
reduces (if not resolves) fussiness within
the first week.
 INFANT MASSAGE
Infant massage has recently made a            BONDING                                      MASSAGE CLASS
comeback in the United States and is
gaining in popularity. In the earlypart of     n addition to the wonderful benefits         A great way to get started with massage
the century, it was less common as            massage brings, there is an important        is to take a class. Classes are offered at
parenting experts advised a hands- off        time of nurturing taking place during        most hospitals and community centers.
                                              these sessions. This one on one time         Make sure the instructor is certified and
approach to baby care. But as recent
                                              is crucial for bonding to take place.        the class size is small. Most classes are
studies have confirmed, touch is
                                              Massage is a concentrated bonding            taught in 2-3 one hour sessions, usually
extremely important for newborns and          experience because it is often short ,       meeting once a week. The instructor
their healthy development. Because of         but intense. It is during your baby’s first   will demonstrate strokes on a doll and
these ground breaking studies, infant         few months                                   parents will perform the strokes on their
massage has become accepted by the            of life that a                               babies. This type of instruction insures
medical community. It is highly               foundation                                   that parents are doing the massage
recommended because of the benefits it         for a                                        correctly and they are free to ask
provides.                                     lifelong                                     questions and discuss any concerns or
                                              relationship                                 special circumstances with the instructor.
                                              is being                                     Classes are also fun! Parents get to
 Some of these benefits include:               built. Make                                  meet other parents of newborns and
   Increased circulation                      the most                                     enjoy a sense of camaraderie. For many
   Deeper and sounder sleep patterns          of this time by communicating your love      new mothers, it is a welcome break to
   Reduction in gas and colic symptoms        and care through touch. After all, touch     get out of the house and do something
   More efficient digestion                    is one of the most communication tools       wonderful with your new baby.
   Increased body awareness for infant        when dealing with your baby.
   Stress relief for parents and baby                                                      Once you have completed the class you
                                              Massage is also a great time to learn        will be well on your way to establishing a
 Infant massage contributes to infant-        about your new baby. Watch her               routine at home and enjoying this special
 parent attachment. The experience            reactions and body language. By              bonding technique with the newest
 resonates with the baby, while bringing      focusing completely on your baby, she        member of your family.
 out nurturing qualities in parents. Infant   will sense her importance to you and
 massage is for those who will be raising     your interest in her.
 the baby over the long haul.
BENEFITS OF MASSAGE
•      Increases circulation.
•
•
       Improves range of motion.
       Decreases muscle spasm & edema
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                                              about your business. Consider
                                                                                       MASSAGE
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       Relaxes tight and sore muscles.
       Relieves pain of muscular injury.
                                              adding your company logo and a
                                              picture of yourself as well.
                                                                                      EXPLAINED
•      Loosens subcutaneous scar tissue.
•      Relieves stress and aids relaxation.
•      Strengthens the immune system.
•      Calms the nervous system.              Add all your contact information so
•      Promotes production of endorphins.     that potential clients can locate you
•      Reduces anxiety.                       easily.
•      Alleviates fatigue.
•      Enhances feelings of well-being.
•      Fosters deeper & easier breathing.
•      Expedites the healing process.
    Are There Any Medical Conditions
      That Would Make Massage or
         Bodywork Inadvisable?

Yes. That’s why it’s imperative that,
before you begin your session, the
practitioner asks general health
questions. It is very important that
you inform the practitioner of any
health problems or medications you
are taking. If you are under a doctor’s
care, it is strongly advised that you
receive a written recommendation for
massage or bodywork prior to any
session. Your practitioner may require a
recommendation or approval from your
doctor.
MASSAGE EXPLAINED
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        assage has been around for           comfort by providing you with bolsters        therapist is taught ways to minimize
        thousands of years. Many             or pillows to properly support your body.     pain and will work carefully within
        people have heard about              The room will be warm and quiet. Very         your comfort level to address this area
the numerous benefits such as relieving       often soothing music will be playing in       effectively and with the least amount
stress and reducing pain. Unfortunately,     the background. It is not uncommon for        of discomfort to you. Your therapist will
most people have no idea what to             the lighting to be minimal in order to help   check in with you often to make sure you
expect during massage session and            you relax.                                    are comfortable at all times.
therefore are hesitant to schedule                                                         Remember that this is your time. Your
an appointment due to the fear of the        Your massage therapist may or may             only “job” is to relax and enjoy yourself.
unknown.                                     not use oil or                                Whether you would prefer to close your
                                             lotion during your                            eyes and not speak for the entire
There are many types of massage to           massage.                                      session or talk the entire time, is
be enjoyed. All however will start with a    Lubricants are                                completely acceptable. The therapist
general health questionnaire, since some     used to eliminate                             wants you to use this time to be selfish.
conditions are not compatible with all       any friction                                  Don’t hesitate to ask for the room
massage therapies.                           between your                                  to be warmer, more pillows or different
                                             therapist’s hands                             music. A session typically lasts for one
Depending on the type of massage you         and your skin. If                             hour. More or less time can be given if
are going to receive, you may or may         your therapist                                you prefer.
not need to undress. For example,            is going to be
during a Shiatsu massage, you will not       touching your skin                            After your session, the therapist will
remove any of your clothing. A Swedish       directly, expect a lubricant to be used.      leave the room so you can get dress.
full body massage, however, is typically                                                   It is recommended that you take a few
done completely undressed. If you do         A therapist typically starts with             moments to collect your thoughts before
undress, you therapist will leave the        gentle pressure to your body to get it        you get off the table. Most people feel
room to allow for your privacy. You will     accustomed to touch. Gradually, the           very relaxed and free of tension or pain
then lie on a specially designed table and   touch will get deeper to address tension      that they have been experiencing. You
cover yourself with the provided sheet.      to specific areas. Typically the massage       may have increased energy for several
                                             will feel great on healthy tissue. If you     days. You will also be told to increase
The table is designed for your comfort.      have an injury, you may notice slight         your water intake that day to flush toxins
The therapist will further enhance your      discomfort initially. However, your           out of your system.
BENEFITS OF MASSAGE
•     Increases circulation.
•     Improves range of motion.
•     Decreases muscle spasm & edema
•     Relaxes tight and sore muscles.
                                                 Insert your bio and information         PREGNANCY
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      Relieves pain of muscular injury.
      Loosens subcutaneous scar tissue.          adding your company logo and a           MASSAGE
•     Relieves stress and aids relaxation.       picture of yourself as well.
•     Strengthens the immune system.
•     Calms the nervous system.
•     Promotes production of endorphins.         Add all your contact information so
•     Reduces anxiety.                           that potential clients can locate you
•     Alleviates fatigue.                        easily.
•     Enhances feelings of well-being.
•     Fosters deeper & easier breathing.
•     Expedites the healing process.
What can I expect during a pregnancy
             massage?
Massage during pregnancy differs from a
regular massage. Because you are pregnant
knowledge of pregnancy and the anatomy
of a pregnant woman are very important.
Positioning during a massage is critical to
the safety and well-being of both the mother
and the baby she is carrying. There are
also parts of the body that should not be
massaged.

The massage table will be set up so you
will lie in a semi-reclining position. This is
not only really comfortable, but safe for your
baby. Also you will turn from side to side
during massage on your back and hips,
there are body pillows, wedge pillows and
extra padding to make you comfortable.
Pregnancy Massage

T
       he popularity of pregnancy massage     BENEFITS OF PREGNANCY MASSAGE                 A study conducted at the University
       is the result of a trend toward a                                                    of Miami School of Medicine showed
       higher level of wellness, especially      Emotional support and nurturing touch      that massage actually reduces stress
during pregnancy. Many women are                 Relaxation and decreased insomnia          hormones in the body. Touch is vital
postponing childbirth until they have            Stress relief on weight-bearing joints,    to the mother’s physical and emotional
achieved other life goals. Because the           such as ankles, lower back and pelvis      well-being as she adapts to her new
births are so anticipated and enjoyed,           Neck and back pain relief cause by         body image. Regardless of individual
today’s pregnant women are looking               muscle imbalance and weakness              circumstances, a pregnant woman’s body
for alternative approaches to support            Assistance in maintaining posture          is challenged, changed and stressed
traditional health services.                     Preparing the muscles used during          in many ways. Massage gives special
                                                 childbirth                                 attention to the mother-to-be, which in turn
Pregnancy massage can be done in                 Reduces swelling in hands and feet         nurtures her baby.
a number of different ways. Pregnant             Lessened sciatic pain
women may lie on their sides to be               Fewer calf cramps                          Massage during pregnancy is usually safe
massaged, and they can even lie on their         Headache and sinus relief                  for most mothers. Your massage therapist
bellies, since tables and pillows have                                                      needs to know if you are having any
been designed to accommodate growing                                                        complications. If you are, your therapist will
bellies and moms-to-be are relaxed and                                                      require approval from your physician before
comfortable. After the first 22 weeks of                                                     beginning any bodywork.
pregnancy, lying flat on your back can
cause pressure on deep blood vessels,
due to the growing baby, thereby reducing
circulation to you and your baby. To avoid
this, your therapist will adjust you body
with pillows to ensure you are looking at     In addition to the fact that massage during
the wall instead of the ceiling.              pregnancy just plain feels great, there are
                                              many other benefits for the mom-to-be and
                                              her baby, too.
BENEFITS OF MASSAGE
•     Increases circulation.
•     Improves range of motion.
•     Decreases muscle spasm & edema
                                                Insert your bio and information         REFLEXOLOGY
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•     Relaxes tight and sore muscles.           adding your company logo and a
•     Relieves pain of muscular injury.         picture of yourself as well.
•     Loosens subcutaneous scar tissue.
•     Relieves stress and aids relaxation.
•     Strengthens the immune system.
•     Calms the nervous system.                 Add all your contact information so
•     Promotes production of endorphins.        that potential clients can locate you
•     Reduces anxiety.                          easily.
•     Alleviates fatigue.
•     Enhances feelings of well-being.
•     Fosters deeper & easier breathing.
•     Expedites the healing process.

What can I expect during a reflexology
              session?
Most people find reflexology for the most
part to be very relaxing.

Reflexology shouldn’t be painful. If you feel
discomfort, be sure to tell the reflexologist.
He or she should work within your comfort
zone

Some areas may be tender or sore, and the
reflexologist may spend extra time on these
points. The soreness should decrease with
pressure

If you’re ticklish, not to worry. The
reflexologist applies firm pressure to the
feet.
Reflexology
        eflexology is a form of alternative

R
                                               BENEFITS                                        Your therapist will initially examine your
        medicine and involves a method of                                                      feet before beginning with the precise
        treatment using massage to reflex       The following disorders can be                  massage movement. The particular
areas found in the feet and hands. Most        successfully treated using Reflexology:          type of massage involved requires
commonly, the feet are used in areas to be        Migraines                                    the application of a firm pressure using
treated                                           Sinus problems                               the side and end of the thumb. In some
                                                  Hormonal imbalances                          instances, the fingers may used as well.
In the feet, there are reflex areas                Breathing disorders
corresponding to all the parts of the body        Digestive problems                           All areas on both feet will be massaged.
and these areas are arranged in such a            Circulatory problems                         Areas corresponding to parts of the
way as to form a map of the body in he            Back problems                                body which are out of balance may feel
feet with the right foot corresponding to         Tension                                      tender. A trained therapist will be able to
the right side of the body and the left foot      Stress                                       understand the correct pressure to apply
to the left side of the body. By having                                                        and how to interpret the tenderness. The
the whole body represented in the feet,                                                        massage should not be uncomfortable to
the method offers a means of treating the                                                      even the most sensitive feet.
whole body and of treating the body as
a whole. This latter point is an important                                                     The session will last approximately one
factor of a natural therapy and allows not                                                     hour. At the end of your session the client
only the symptoms to be treated, but also                                                      should feel relaxed and the feet will feel
the causes of them.                                                                            warm
                                                                                               Reflexology is a particularly pleasant
Reflexology does not claim to be a cure                                                         means of treatment and means of
all, but numerous disorders have been                                                          maintaining the body in good health.
treated with this method. It releases
blockages in the flow of the body’s energy      WHAT TO EXPECT                                  Call today to schedule an appointment.
promoting well-being and health.               At your first visit a detailed medical history
                                               will be taken. You will be asked to lie on
                                               a table or sit in a reclining chair and to
                                               remove your shoes and socks.
BENEFITS OF MASSAGE
•     Increases circulation.                     Insert your bio and information
•     Improves range of motion.                  about your business. Consider
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•
      Decreases muscle spasm & edema
      Relaxes tight and sore muscles.
                                                 adding your company logo and a
                                                 picture of yourself as well.
                                                                                         REIKI
•     Relieves pain of muscular injury.
•     Loosens subcutaneous scar tissue.
•     Relieves stress and aids relaxation.
                                                 Add all your contact information so
•     Strengthens the immune system.
•     Calms the nervous system.                  that potential clients can locate you
•     Promotes production of endorphins.         easily.
•     Reduces anxiety.
•     Alleviates fatigue.
•     Enhances feelings of well-being.
•     Fosters deeper & easier breathing.
•     Expedites the healing process.


        How can Reiki help me?

Reiki can reduce stress and help you gain a
better understanding of your inner self.
Techniques are designed to balance the
energy of the body, including physical,
emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances.
They can be used as a form of natural
healing as they can reduce pain and prevent
any future pain. This is because our bodies
have an amazing ability to heal themselves.
Once the person can connect with their body
physically and mentally, their body will guide
them to the appropriate treatment.
Reiki
       he body is full of energy, which     Reiki can relieve pain and acute           Reiki is not just another healing

T      vibrates according to wavelength
       and frequency. If these waves
are imbalanced there will be a
                                            problems quite rapidly. Chronic
                                            illnesses may take a series of
                                            treatments, depending on the specific
                                                                                       method, it is a way of life. It is
                                                                                       about understanding and living by
                                                                                       these principles. It is believed that if
direct influence upon the function           nature of the disease. Whatever            everyone followed these guidelines, we
of the body in that area. They are          manifests itself physically usually also   would have a peaceful world.
unable to perform properly and              has components on the emotional,
eventually disease and illness will be      mental and spiritual levels. Reiki         What to Expect During a Session
experienced.                                honors the ecology of the
                                                                                       The client remains fully dressed during
                                            person by working on all
If the harmony to the frequency of the      these levels. Reiki goes                   a typical session. The room will be
wave is restored, the body’s own            beyond the symptoms to                     dimly lit and at a comfortably warm
healing ability is able to operate more     treat the root cause of the                temperature.
effectively, which will improve health.     disease. When only the
Harmony allows for the free flow of          symptoms are treated, the                  The therapist will use a series of
energy through the body’s systems,          root cause of the illness                  traditional hand placements to distribute
whereas disharmony will reduce the          may never be uncovered.                    energy to the client’s body. Where the
flow and cause disruption.                                                              hands are placed is usually
                                            The Principles of Reiki                    accompanied by a feeling of warmth or
Reiki will always go to the area within      is believed that these guidelines         tingling sensation to the client. There is
the client where it is needed most.         are adopted, they can promote              no massage or body manipulation. The
That could be a physical, emotional,        healing and awareness on many              therapist’s hands are kept still except to
spiritual or psychological level. It is     levels:
                                                                                       change positions. Each session lasts
drawn from the therapist’s hands by the         Just for today do not anger
                                                                                       approximately one hour. The client will
client. The client will take only as much       Just for today do not worry
a s needed. Reiki is not considered to          Honor your parents, teachers and       feel extremely relaxed and peaceful
be draining to the therapist, because           elders                                 afterwards, with a sense of inner peace.
the therapist is merely a channel of this       Earn your living honestly
energy.                                         Show gratitude to every living thing
BENEFITS OF MASSAGE
•      Increases circulation.
                                              Insert your bio and information
•      Improves range of motion.
                                              about your business. Consider
•      Decreases muscle spasm & edema
                                              adding your company logo and a
•      Relaxes tight and sore muscles.
•      Relieves pain of muscular injury.      picture of yourself as well.            SHIATSU
•      Loosens subcutaneous scar tissue.
•      Relieves stress and aids relaxation.
•      Strengthens the immune system.         Add all your contact information so
•      Calms the nervous system.              that potential clients can locate you
•      Promotes production of endorphins.     easily.
•      Reduces anxiety.
•      Alleviates fatigue.
•      Enhances feelings of well-being.
•      Fosters deeper & easier breathing.
•      Expedites the healing process.



    How often should I receive Shiatsu
               massage?

It depends on what the massage is being
used for. If you haven’t had bodywork in
quite awhile, it may be worth coming in
for a 5-10 sessions once a week to
correct any ailments or body
misalignments.

If you have been coming regularly, once
a month is a wonderful way to keep
your body, mind and spirit balanced and
healthy.
SHIATSU
S
       hiatsu is a form of bodywork           WHAT IS SHIATSU FOR?                        WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A
       that has its origins in Traditional                                                SESSION
       Chinese Medicine and the               Shiatsu can be to work with any or all      The work is traditionally done on a futon,
historical massage techniques of Japan.       of the disorders that Acupuncture can       which is a light cotton mattress, on the
Modern Shiatsu is based on these              be used. It can be useful with postural     floor. Some therapists are now using
oriental traditions drawn together with       problems, musculoskeletal problems          their massage tables in a somewhat
ideas from modern disciplines such as         and any stress related illnesses. It        modified Shiatsu technique. If the
physiotherapy and psychology.                 can be very helpful during the different    client prefers not to lie down, sitting
                                              stages of pregnancy and                                  or other positions can be
The term Shiatsu literally means “finger       also for sufferers of Multiple                           used. It is recommended
pressure” and as such only just begins        Sclerosis. Shiatsu is in fact                             to wear comfortable, loose
to describe the work of a Shiatsu             used by health care                                       fitting clothing. It is best to
practitioner. In reality, various parts of    professionals to cure                                     avoid eating a heavy meal
the therapists body are used to apply         illnesses, normally in                                    before the session. It is also
pressure to the client’ body. This can        combination with other                                    recommended that the client
be targeted at general areas or specific       oriental therapies. Among the                             schedule time to rest after
points on the body.                           diverse benefits that Shiatsu                              the session, as the effects
                                              can include:                                of treatment continue after the session
These techniques are used in                      Increase flexibility to the skin         with your therapist is over. Each client’s
conjunction with stretches, joint rotations       Improvement of the circulatory system   experience is unique and each session
and joint manipulations to give an all            Increase flexibility to the muscular     is tailored to the client’s particular need.
over treatment which aims at treating             system                                  Most clients begin coming at two to three
the client on a holistic level. The mind,         Facilitate the digestive system         week intervals and then shift to monthly
body and spirit are worked together.              Improvement of the endocrine            sessions. In physical conditions such as
Contacting the client’s internal energy is        system                                  back ache or mental conditions such as
an integral part of the treatment.                Regulate the function of the nervous    depression, clients are recommended
                                                  system                                  to come weekly to get the body, mind
                                                                                          and spirit to work together to promote a
                                                                                          healthy balance.
BENEFITS OF MASSAGE
•      Increases circulation.                   Insert your bio and information
•      Improves range of motion.                about your business. Consider            SPORTS
•      Decreases muscle spasm & edema           adding your company logo and a
•      Relaxes tight and sore muscles.          picture of yourself as well.            MASSAGE
•      Relieves pain of muscular injury.
•      Loosens subcutaneous scar tissue.
•      Relieves stress and aids relaxation.
•      Strengthens the immune system.           Add all your contact information so
•      Calms the nervous system.                that potential clients can locate you
•      Promotes production of endorphins.       easily.
•      Reduces anxiety.
•      Alleviates fatigue.
•      Enhances feelings of well-being.
•      Fosters deeper & easier breathing.
•      Expedites the healing process.


    What can I expect during a sports
                massage?

A sports massage is a good choice if you
have a specific problem -- a tender knee
from running, for instance. It is also be a
good idea to see a movement therapist,
who can help you identify and correct the
movement pattern that might be causing
your injury in the first place.

The therapist generally focuses in on the
problem area -- a frozen shoulder or pulled
hamstring, for instance -- rather than giving
you a thorough full body massage.
SPORTS MASSAGE
S
       ports massage is a form of massage     HOW CAN SPORTS MASSAGE HELP                  Sports massage assists in relieving
       that utilizes specific strokes and      MY REHABILITATION?                           muscle stress and preventing injuries,
       stretches to help obtain maximum                                                    enabling harder and more consistent
performance and physical conditioning         Sports massage can:                          training.
with less chance of injury or pain. It        • Accelerate the healing process
helps to obtain maximum conditioning by           Increase range of motion                 Pre-Event: A quick treatment which boosts
increasing power, endurance and flexibility    • Reduce swelling, bruising, pain and        circulation and flexibility. It leaves muscles
both before and after an event or work out.       adhesions                                relaxed and ready for action. Pre-Event
Performance increases of 20% are               Areas of stress in other muscles, created   can help prevent muscle and tendon
common as a result of massage sessions.       through compensation for an injury,                                 injuries and improve
                                              can be eased with regular sports                                     performance.
Sports massage is more than a reward          massage regimen. Sports massage
at the end of a workout. It is a vital        can even partially compensate for                                   Post-Event: After an
tool for keeping athletes primed for top      a lack of exercise during inactivity                                event or rigorous
performances and can lengthen their           while recovering from an injury. It                                 training, post event
careers. Recognized as an important           is also useful in relieving muscular                                increases circulation
part of a regular maintenance program,        spasms and fatigue-related injuries.                                to quicken the
sports massage is widely used by                                                                                  removal of fatigue
individuals, team and clubs.                  HOW IS SPORT MASSAGE                                                toxins, relieve
                                              PERFORMED?                                   muscle spasms and prevent soreness.
What are the common causes of sports          There are three basic components of          Post-Event is used to assist athletes in
injuries?                                     Sports Massage:                              recovery and in regaining pre-event
Injuries are commonly experienced                                                          condition by relaxing tight, fatigues
when someone has just started training,       Training: During training and rigorous       muscles, tendons and ligaments.
over trains, fails to sufficiently warm-       regular activity, massage helps to prevent
up, receives trauma or has muscular           injuries. Areas of muscular stress can       Take advantage of Sports Massage to get
imbalances. Poor flexibility, mineral          result from repetitive or stressful motion   the fitness results you desire.
deficiencies or inadequate endurance can       and are typically precursors to injury.
also increase the chances.
BENEFITS OF MASSAGE
•     Increases circulation.
•     Improves range of motion.
                                             Insert your bio and information
•     Decreases muscle spasm & edema
•     Relaxes tight and sore muscles.        about your business. Consider            STONE
•     Relieves pain of muscular injury.      adding your company logo and a
•     Loosens subcutaneous scar tissue.      picture of yourself as well.            MASSAGE
•     Relieves stress and aids relaxation.
•     Strengthens the immune system.
•     Calms the nervous system.              Add all your contact information so
•     Promotes production of endorphins.     that potential clients can locate you
•     Reduces anxiety.
                                             easily.
•     Alleviates fatigue.
•     Enhances feelings of well-being.
•     Fosters deeper & easier breathing.
•     Expedites the healing process.


    What types of stones are used in
           stone massage?
Black volcanic rock is the most popular
stone being used for hot stone massage
treatments, as it has such a deep
penetrating heat. Semi-precious stones
which are often used for healing and
energy work can also be used, e.g.
hematite.

Marble and other crystals are ideal to
use for the application of cold stones in
massage as they naturally retain a cool
temperature.
Stone Massage
S
       tone massage is a unique                  This has a sedative effect on the nervous       BENEFITS
       connection we experience with             system. The cold stones cause the blood
       nature, offering a sense of               vessels to constrict, stimulating the           Those experiencing a hot stone massage
profoundness and sacredness that we              nervous system and drawing blood and            will notice a healing improvement of the
too often forget. It’s a deep healing            waste products along the body. This             following symptoms:
and unique moment that enhances our              ensures that every cell in the body receives
awareness and brings us closer to our            more oxygen and nutrients while at the             Muscular aches, pains, sprains and
true self. It is the perfect treatment that is   same tome waste material is removed                strains
enjoyable and healing for the client.            effectively through the corresponding              Poor circulation
                                                 increase in lymph flow.                             Rheumatic and arthritic conditions
Stone massage involves the application                                                              Fibromyalgia
of water-heated basalt stones of varying         It is quite an                                     Multiple Sclerosis
sizes to key points on the body, giving a        enjoyable                                          Back pain
deep massage and creating sensations             experience to                                      Stress, anxiety and tension
of comfort and warmth. The direct heat           feel the deeply                                    Insomnia
relaxes muscles, allowing manipulation           penetrating                                        Depression
of greater intensity than with regular           heat from the                                      Cold stone massage can improve:
massage                                          basalt stones                                      Congestion
                                                 alternating                                        Swelling
In cases of muscular injury and                  with the toning                                    Muscle spasms
inflammation, frozen or cooling marble            and refreshing                                      Increase etabolism
stones are used. This creates a type of          coolness of                                        Stimulate the autonomic nervous
vascular flush in the circulatory system          the marble stones. The use of extremes of          system
to help the body detoxify and heal. The          temperature have long been scientifically
warmer stones expand the blood vessels,          and medically proven to be of benefit to
pushing blood and unwanted waste                 the body.
material through the body.
                                                 Stone massage will leave you feeling
                                                 deeply relaxed, allowing you to let go of all
                                                 the stress held within your body.
BENEFITS OF MASSAGE
•      Increases circulation.
•      Improves range of motion.                  Insert your bio and information         THERAPEUTIC
•      Decreases muscle spasm & edema             about your business. Consider             MASSAGE
•      Relaxes tight and sore muscles.            adding your company logo and a
•      Relieves pain of muscular injury.          picture of yourself as well.
•      Loosens subcutaneous scar tissue.
•      Relieves stress and aids relaxation.
•      Strengthens the immune system.
                                                  Add all your contact information so
•      Calms the nervous system.
                                                  that potential clients can locate you
•      Promotes production of endorphins.
•      Reduces anxiety.                           easily.
•      Alleviates fatigue.
•      Enhances feelings of well-being.
•      Fosters deeper & easier breathing.
•      Expedites the healing process.



    Are There Any Medical Conditions
      That Would Make Massage or
         Bodywork Inadvisable?

Yes. That’s why it’s imperative that, before
you begin your session, the practitioner
asks general health questions. It is very
important that you inform the practitioner of
any health problems or medications you are
taking. If you are under a doctor’s care, it is
strongly advised that you receive a written
recommendation for massage or bodywork
prior to any session. Your practitioner may
require a recommendation or approval from
your doctor.
THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

M
         assage can provide welcome         poor posture. When the movement               Massage can help with the following
         relief from the symptoms of        of the muscles is restricted, lactic acid     conditions:
         anxiety, tension, depression,      can build up causing soreness. Even
insomnia, and stress, as well as,           though you may not be running, you               -Stress
back pain, headache, muscle pain,           may be shrugging your shoulders to               -Painful of tight muscles
and some forms of chronic pain such         your ears while sitting at your desk or          -Delayed muscle
as fibromyalgia and arthritis. It is         driving in traffic. Your shoulder muscles         soreness Injuries
also commonly recommended for               become oxygen exhausted and feel                 -Tingling in arms or legs
the treatment of sports injuries and        sore due to lack of blood flow and.               -Secondary pain
repetitive stress injuries.                 Massage is an excellent tool for relieving       -Prevention of new
                                            sore muscles that have lactic acid build         injuries
It’s not magic and it shouldn’t be                                                           -Posture
considered as just a way to treat                                                            -Fluid retention
yourself. Massage is a great way to
relieve muscle pain and tension. Muscles                                                  Massage has been proven to have a
are dependent on oxygen. When you                                                         positive effect on every system that
run so fast that you become out of breath                                                 makes up the human body.
there is no longer enough oxygen for
your muscles to burn. The body then                                                       Contraindications for Massage
begins to burn sugars in your body in an    up. Massage also activates the large          It is important that you discuss with
anaerobical (without oxygen) setting.       touch and sensation nerve fibers, which        your massage therapist any medical
Continue to exercise at this level and      can override pain impulses sent out           conditions you may have. Even minor
pyruvic acid accumulates in the muscle.     by smaller pain fibers. Massage can            problems may make it impossible for
This becomes a waste material called        stimulate circulation to help remove lactic   a client to receive a massage without
lactic acid. Lactic acid contributes to     acid. As the soreness eases, muscles          consent from your primary health
your muscles feeling sore. This reaction    move more freely. This added mobility         care provider. Your well-being is the
doesn’t just take place during strenuous    helps the body heal more rapidly.             massage therapist’s greatest concern.
exercise. It also occurs under periods
of stress and tension and if you have

				
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