Massage Therapy
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Craniosacral Therapy: A light touch therapy that enhances the body’s natural healing processes with focus on the craniosacral rhythm.

Deep Tissue: A firm pressure massage focused at the deeper layers of the muscles.

Hot Stone Massage: A relaxing massage performed with heated stones to help ease muscle tension.

Lymphatic Drainage: Gentle circular motions intended to stimulate lymphatic fluid and assist in cleansing.

Myofascial Release: Sustained pressure and movement directed into the body’s fascia layer to free restrictions.

Neuromuscular Therapy: Direct static pressure aimed at releasing trigger points in the muscles.

Passive Stretching: Gentle stretching of tight muscles in the glutes, low back, and throughout the legs.

Swedish Massage: A relaxing, rejuvenating massage with long strokes and kneading.

Get the Most from Your Massage

Because of massage’s heavy influence on the body’s functions, recipients may experience some soreness after tension is released. To aid in the healing process and to have the most enjoyable experience, here are some helpful tips:

  • Drink plenty of water before and after your session to help stay hydrated and flush out any toxins/wastes that may be released.
  • Stretching in general helps keep your muscles limber and lubricated. When you stretch after a massage, muscles will stay in their healthy state longer and are less likely to be sore after a session. View helpful stretches and exercises here.
  • Do nothing. At times your therapist may need to move your body or stretch a muscle. Relax and let the therapist do all the work.
  • Speak up. If at any time during the massage, you feel you may need more or less pressure than the therapist is giving or if you are uncomfortable in any way let the therapist know. Adjustments will be made to make the massage the best experience for you.

Benefits of Massage

  • Alleviate pain and improve range of motion
  • Ease medication dependence
  • Increase joint flexibility
  • Lower anxiety and depression
  • Reduce scar tissue and stretch marks
  • Promote tissue regeneration
  • Improve circulation
  • Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling
  • Reduce spasms and cramping
  • Relief from headache and migraine pain
  • Reduced fatigue and greater energy
  • Relaxation

Contraindications

  • Fever
  • Contagious or infectious diseases
  • Acute Injuries or recent surgery
  • Skin diseases
  • Pregnancy
  • Acute inflammation
  • Cancer
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Undiagnosed lumps, severe pain, or swelling
  • Under the influence of certain medications

Meet Our Massage Therapist

Alicia Christian studied massage therapy at The Natural Health Institute in Nashville. Her philosophy of massage is based on the self-healing power of the body and its undeniable connection with the mind. Seeing herself as more of a catalyst in the therapeutic process, she believes the potential for relaxation and healing lies within each individual.