Benefits of Massage

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety
  • Enhanced sleep quiality
  • Improved concentration
  • Increased circulation
  • Reduced fatigue

Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork 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 swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins- amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.

“As a physical therapist, I have always been pretty particular when it comes to massage therapists.  I like to feel that the massage I’m getting is therapeutic, targeted to help address a specific muscular problem that I am having.  Maggie is the best massage therapist I have ever gone to.  She listens to my preferences and is able to deliver the perfect amount of pressure.  I was having a problem in my thoracic spine, and when I described what I needed she provided exactly what I was looking for.  She has a unique gift to be able to feel the tissues and address the needs of the body.  You can expect a very clean, safe, comfortable, relaxing and therapeutic experience.  I have recommended Maggie to my patients who are in need of a massage.  She is truly gifted.”

Thais Mollet

“Maggie’s healing touch and excellent understanding of body mechanics has done wonders in alleviating the stress and tension in my body. She is able to pinpoint and melt away the knots, leaving me absolutely rejuvenated.

I appreciate that she is terrific listener. She extracts cues from our conversations then hones in on areas that need attention with a variety of deep tissue manipulations, gentle kneading movements, stretching strokes, etc. The massages always feel like they are personalized for my needs.

Give Maggie a try, you will not regret it. “

Ting Hammond

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