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I am a nurse that turned to natural health over 10 years ago. I am a massage therapist and work deeply into energy healing. To broaden my horizons, I have almost completed school to become a Holistic Healthcare Practitioner. Here you will begin to find many tips for self care. My passion is to help people feel better and connect their body and mind together for optimal balance.
When the body is tense and under stress, it produces unhealthy levels of the well-known stress hormone, cortisol, which can contribute to weight gain, sleeplessness, digestive problems, and headaches. Massage therapy has been shown to decrease cortisol levels in the body. This enables the body to enter a recovery mode. Moreover, this form of therapy also triggers lasting feelings of relaxation, improved mood, and reduced stress levels.
Not only can massage therapy help with stress relief, but regular massage sessions over a prolonged period of time can boost energy levels, reduce pain, and stimulate individuals on physical as well as emotional levels.
Regular massage therapy sessions have been found to reduce blood pressure levels. In fact, some long-term studies have shown that a consistent massage program can reduce both systolic (upper number) and diastolic (lower number) blood pressure. Moreover, it can also reduce cortisol levels within the body. Furthermore, consistent massage sessions can also reduce trigger sources for anxiety, hostility, tension, and depression. In turn, lower blood pressure levels can also reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and/or kidney failure, as well as many other health issues.
The purpose of massage therapy is to target the source of the body’s pain via eliminating tense muscles, increasing flexibility, and providing relaxation to the affected muscles as well as the body as a whole. Massage also promotes circulation to the affected or injured muscles, which increases nutrients and oxygen to the damaged tissues. In turn, this increased activity to the affected sites reduces stiffness and edema (swelling) in the muscles and joints, as well as increases flexibility to help reduce pain. Moreover, this form of therapy also releases endorphins (pain-killing hormones), which boost the dopamine and serotonin levels in the body. These hormones assist the body in many ways–physically as well as emotionally. Case in point, they promote healing, pain management, and feelings of euphoria, as well as help to calm the nerves.
The long-term benefits of massage therapy are not to be underestimated. Improved circulation is part of a snowball effect that occurs in the body as a result of receiving regular massage therapy on a consistent basis. This is because proper circulation brings damaged, stiff, and tense muscles the rich blood supply they need to promote healing.
Many Americans experience back, neck, and muscle pain from a variety of sources. However, the primary cause of this pain results from poor posture. In fact, chronic back pain, which is the number one reason for missed work days and second most common cause of disability, is often the result of incorrect or poor posture while standing and/or sitting. Moreover, being overweight, poor posture, and repetitive or overuse movements can also contribute to the strain on the back and other potential problem areas. As a result, the added strain often causes spasms, pain, and tense muscles in the hips, glutes, back, neck, and legs.
The most common massage. Involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles.
Deep tissue massage therapy is a type of firm, manipulative practice that uses pressure and movement to release deep layers of tissue, including tendons and fascia.
Designed specifically for those who sit at a desk all day, this treatment is devoted to releasing tension in the neck, shoulders, and back.
Massaging the scalp can help stimulate the nerves and blood vessels beneath the skin while calming muscle tension around the head and neck.
Chair massage is performed in a specially-designed massage chair and focuses on the areas of the back, neck, shoulders, arms and hands.
Reflexology vs. Foot & Hand Massage While a foot & hand massage may feel the same as a reflexology treatment, a reflexologist will work on areas to promote a healing response in the corresponding organs.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to promote recovery.
Reiki 2 is the expanded opening of the energy channels. Additionally Level 2 attunement and symbols. The Reiki symbols allow the practitioner to connect more deeply to the universal energy, as well as draw on the qualities that the symbols represent. This includes the ability to provide distance Reiki, or sending healing energy to individuals wherever they may be.
My Nursing, Massage Therapy, and Reiki Practitioner backgrounds gives me a unique insight to your body and spiritual energies, allowing me to relax and rejuvenate you.
Massage is good for your body, but it is also time to just relax and unwind. Come take a break.
Having trained in a variety of modalities, I can help you pick a style that fits what your body needs.