Benefits Of Massage Therapy

If you are considering calling to set up a massage appointment you're not alone!  According to the American Massage Therapy Association, in 39 million adults, one out of every six receives at least one massage per year. This is primarily due to the fact that people are realizing that there are other reasons why they need a massage than just relaxation. Massage not only promotes wellness with regards to stress, there are a lot of health benefits as well, such as pain relief, boosting your immune system, lowering blood pressure and more.

Always remember that you, the client, are the true expert on what is happening with your whole being- body, mind and spirit. By taking this team approach, we can assist your body's own natural ability to heal itself.

Our on-site massage therapist, Gina J. Michaelson, LMT has practiced in our office since July of 2005 and is trained in Injury Treatment, Prenatal, Sports Enhancement and Hot Stone Massage.  She's an active member of the American Massage Therapy Association as well as certified throught the National Certification Board of Therapeutic and Massage Bodywork and currently is a preferred provider for most insurance companies.

For More Information please visit , Gina's website.


Help Yourself to Health

What exactly are the benefits of receiving
massage or bodywork treatments? 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 stretch marks.

*Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues
and vital organs, improving circulation.

*Reduce post-surgery adhesions and

*Reduce spasms and cramping.

*Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused