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                   Massage Therapy

                                            Healing Touch

 

                       Linda Suedkamp, LMT

Who Needs A Massage?

Stressed out executives, parents, husbands, wives, weekend warriors, teachers, students, constuction workers, truck drivers, caregivers, desk workers, soldiers, travelers.

Anyone who needs to relax.

Anyone with a pulse.

YOU!

Get the picture? Life creates a multitude of stresses.  Some big.  Some small.  But they all add up.

Ever notice that little ache in your shoulders after you spend the day on the telephone, at the keyboard, or on the golf course?  It may not be your shoulders, it may be your lower back, or your feet, but everyone holds their stress in places that will stack up to cause them discomfort. Left untreated, stress does not dissolve or evaporate.

 Ahhhhhh........MASSAGE!

 

Massage fulfills the universal need for touch.  Bodywork therapies reduce stress by calming the nervous system; help strengthen the immune system; decrease pain and muscle soreness; treat chronic conditions; and promote a sense of well-being.

 

  Feel better now. 

 Go ahead - breathe...

and RELAX!

What Is Massage Therapy?

 

Massage can be much more than the manipulation of muscles or simple relaxation.

 

Ideally, it allows the body and spirit to return to a place where the body can heal itself. 

 

Massage therapy offers a safe space where clarity and peace can once again enter our lives.

 

Touch is the core ingredient of massage therapy, combining science and art.  A finely tuned sense of touch locates areas of tension and other soft-tissue problems and determines the right amount of pressure to apply to each person.  Specific massage techniques soothe and relieve tight, sore muscle tissue. Touch also conveys a sense of caring, an essential factor in the healing relationship.

 

Healing is a process with many components.  As with anything else, there is no "quick fix", and massage is no exception. Massage complements other traditional and alternative healing methods. 80% of diseases are stress-related and massage is an excellent stress remedy.

 

Massage significantly relieves symptoms and speeds recovery for many conditions. It is relatively non-invasive.

How Does Massage Work?

 

When muscles are overworked, waste products such as lactic acid can accumulate in the muscle, causing soreness, stiffness, and even muscle spasm.


Massage improves circulation, which increases blood flow, bringing fresh oxygen to body tissues. This can assist the elimination of waste products, speed healing after injury, and enhance recovery from disease.

 

Massage therapy reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion, and increases endorphins (enhancing medical treatment).

 

Although therapeutic massage does not increase muscle strength, it can stimulate weak, inactive muscles and, thus, partially compensate for the lack of exercise and inactivity resulting from illness or injury. It also can hasten and lead to a more complete recovery from exercise or injury.  

 

Massage Alleviates...

 

Allergies, Muscle Aches and Pains, Bronchitis

Tension Headaches, Arthritis, Joint Stiffness

Stress and Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Sinusitis

Back Pain, Depression, Fibromyalgia

Asthma, Poor Circulation, Carpal Tunnel

High Blood Pressure, Insomnia

When life takes it out of you...

Massage puts it back!