Massage Therapy

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:

relieving muscle spasms
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