Massage therapy is used for the treatment of stress, pain and more in order to enhances a person's health and well being. Massage therapy is a healing modality in which the soft tissue (skin, muscles and connective tissues) is manipulated by fingers, hands, forearms, elbows or the use of a massage tool. Within a massage therapy session, stretching may also be included which helps to relax muscle and also increase range of motion of the joints.
*Please let Laura Jean know if you have any significant range of motion limitations.
There are many different types of massage, and Laura Jean is able to do all of them, however her specialties include deep tissue, sports massage, relaxation massage, shiatsu (Japanese massage), medical massage, tuina (Chinese massage), and pregnancy massage.
Benefits of Massage for adults and children:
|reducing||muscle tension and stiffness|
|increasing||joint and limb flexibility and range of motion|
|increasing||ease and efficiency of movement|
|relieving||points of tension and overall stress; increasing relaxation|
|promoting||deeper and easier breathing|
|improving||blood circulation and movement of lymph|
|relieving||tension-related headaches and eyestrain|
|promoting||faster healing of soft tissue injuries, such as pulled muscles and sprained ligaments|
|reducing||pain and swelling related to injuries|
|reducing||the formation of scar tissue following soft tissue injuries|
|enhancing||health and nourishment of skin|
|improving||posture by changing tension patterns that affect posture|
|reducing||emotional or physical stress and reducing anxiety|
|promoting||feelings of well-being ** decreasing depression|
|increasing||awareness of the mind-body connection and improving mental awareness and alertness ** preventing injury by increasing mindfulness and body awareness|