- Pain relief
- Balances the nervous system
- Relieves stress and aids relaxation
- Decreases muscle tension and stiffness
- Promotes faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments
- Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion
- Enhances athletic performance
- Speeds healing after surgery or injuries
- Reduces pain and swelling
- Lessens formation of excessive scar tissue
- Promotes easier breathing; overall wellness is enhanced when your body tissues receive adequate oxygen
- Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids
- Strengthens the immune system
- Enhances the health and nourishment of skin
- Improves posture; proper distribution of weight on your joints will refine movement and body positions
- Cultivates a relaxed state of mental alertness
- Relieves mental stress; enhances your capacity for calm thinking and creativity
- Encourages your awareness and appreciation of the mind-body connection
- Improves your ability to monitor stress signals as they arise and respond appropriately
- Lessens anxiety
- Alleviates depression
- Revitalizes your busy mind
- Find solace in the hectic pace of our society
- Increase your overall sense of well-being
- Empower yourself by receiving education, resources and self-care tips from your therapist
- If this is your first appointment or first class at Healing Roots, please arrive at least 5 minutes early to complete your intake form.
- If possible, schedule your appointment at a time when you will not feel rushed.
- Feeling too full as well as feeling hungry during your massage can inhibit your ability to relax. Please eat sensibly. We also ask that you avoid caffeine and alcohol before you session-both of which can speed your heart rate and inhibit your relaxation.
- Please remove all jewelry before your massage. A small dish is available in the treatment room for you to leave your items.
- Finally, please set your cell phone volume and vibrating setting to off.
- As the mind, so the body. During your massage please focus on slow and relaxed belly breathing. This will aid you in tapping into your parasympathetic nervous system-your rest and digest.
- If there is anything your therapist can do to improve your level of comfort we encourage you to let them know. This includes but is not limited to: increasing or decreasing pressure, adjusting the temperature, removing or adding a blanket, providing you with a neck roll, adjusting your face cradle, adjusting the volume of the music or using a more preferred essential oil. We may not be able to identify your needs 100% of the time but we are always happy to make adjustments if you let us know.
- During your session, all other conversation should be kept to a minimum or avoided all together so you are able to fully absorb and digest the benefits of your service. If it is difficult for you to relax, we suggest choosing an affirmation to continuously recite silently to yourself. An example of an affirmation would be, “I am relaxed”.
- Drink plenty of water (8-10, 8 oz. glasses)
- Avoid drinking alcohol due to its dehydrating nature.
- Notice your breathing and body after the massage. Be aware of any thoughts, body mechanics, or emotional triggers that may bring back tension.
- Please understand that massage has its greatest benefits over time; the therapeutic effects are cumulative. The body will respond more quickly depending on the frequency of the sessions.
Physical Benefits of Therapeutic Massage
Mental Benefits of Therapeutic Massage
Emotional Benefits of Therapeutic Massage
We are located across the street from the Crazy Mocha and to the right of The Bagel Factory.
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