Massage Therapy has been shown over and over again to aid in reducing stress levels and providing overall relaxation of tight sore muscles and also as an amazing stress management tool..
According to Help Guide, a mental health nonprofit, “Shiatsu massage and Swedish massage promote overall relaxation and encourage muscular relaxation. Headaches, jaw pain, shoulder and neck tension are common symptoms of stress. Massage breaks up lactic acid and other points of discomfort that are symptomatic of stress.” Laurie describes it this way,” you know those mind numbing headaches where you have to close your eyes and it’s still too bright, or you start massaging your own forehead or temples to stop the throbbing, pounding headache. Or maybe your jaw feels so tight that it hurts to talk and you can’t open your mouth all the way? These experiences can be minimized with a relaxing Swedish Massage Session.
Laurie combines Massage Therapy, Cupping and Body Mind Coaching together to share with her clients the steps that can help reduce their stress levels, shift their mind -set about how they think, view and feel about the stress in their lives. This means you can move from being stressed out, short and snappy all the time to discovering what you need to change so that you can do more of the FUN things that you absolutely LOVE TO DO!!
Did you know that Massage Therapy is one of the oldest health care practices known in history? There are so many amazing benefits of massage that have been studied and reported. Here are just a few.
- Reduction of muscle tightness, muscle spasms and soreness
- Increased flexibility
- Reduction of stress and aids in the ability to relax and unwind
- Promotes deeper breathing which provides internal massage and detoxification of our inner organs
- Increases the awareness of the Body Mind Connection which means that you get to hear the messages your body is sending you!!
- Promotes mental awareness and an overall feeling of well being
- Relief of tension headaches and migraines
- Improves the circulation of blood, which aids in the delivery of fresh oxygen and nutrients throughout the body
- Improves the movement of lymph which aids in the removal of toxins from the body and the immune system
- Improves skin texture and appearance
Massage Session options:
Laurie offers a 60 minute and a 90 minute Swedish massage . These sessions incorporate dreamy relaxation movements with work specific to smooth out the kinks and tension in your body. The restful and relaxing environment includes heated massage table, moist heat therapy and Aromatherapy. These modalities combine for a relaxing massage session that enables you to refresh and restore,
In addition to Massage Therapy Laurie is also certified in Cupping.Cupping is a massage modality that she incorporates that targets deeper tissues by creating suction that lifts the skin that is situated over muscles. This enables the body to bring in fresh blood, nutrients and oxygen that work to heal the damaged or injured area(s). Some more benefits of Cupping are:
- Removes the toxins and debris that may be interfering with the natural healing process of the body
- Loosen muscles
- Calm the central nervous system
- Promotes the flow of lymphatic fluid to stimulate the immune system, and relieves inflammation.
- You have the option to enjoy the benefits of Cupping on it’s own or add it to your 90 minute restorative massage session, or Body Mind Coaching Program.
- The 90 minute Massage Cupping Combo session combines a 1 hour Swedish massage with dreamy relaxation movements with 30 minutes of Cupping to combine for ultimate relaxation.
With all that is known about the impact of stress both internally and externally and the role that stress plays in causing disease in the human body, it is important to also address the patterns and beliefs that keep many people swirling in the same stressful routines day in and day out, just tolerating life. Massage and Cupping address many of the physical aspects of stress and pain whereas Body Mind Coaching focuses more on the environment and situations that are triggering the stress response and pain in the first place. Some common stressors are personal relationships, the increasing demands at work, the never ending barrage of phone calls, text messages and emails, caring for children and aging parents, and being exhausted and feeling like there is never enough time in the day.