Stress...It’s the latest buzz word for a cause of disease. The damaging effects of Stress and Chronic Tension are now a major focus of the health profession. The mishandling of stress and it’s resulting conditions - Hypertension, heart disease, Migraine headache, ulcers, muscle tension - can rob individuals of their quality of life.

Stress, in itself, is not the problem. Life is inherently stressful. When effectively dealt with, stress tends to strengthen our physical, mental, and emotional resolve.

There are numerous approaches to stress management, besides good nutrition and a vigorous exercise regime, “hands on” is one of the best ways to directly affect the body’s response to stress.

Massage and the varied therapies can relieve the effects of stress, alleviate pain, flush toxins from tired muscles, increase circulation, strengthen the immune system, induce relaxation, relieve chronic headaches, and give one a sense of well being.

As a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist (NCTMB), a Member of the Association of Bodyworkers & Massage Professionals (ABMP) and a registered with Thai Healing Alliance International, it would be a pleasure to provide those healing therapies for you.

I have been working in the area full time since June 1993 and have, as of December 1, 2002, relocated my office near my home in Lost Creek, WV, 10 miles South of Clarksburg.

NEVER HAD A MASSAGE?

At your first session, you will fill out a medical history form. I will discuss your health history and your goals for the session. I will describe a typical session and invite any questions you may have. Client comfort is of primary concern. All you have to do then is to RELAX!

I do an eclectic form of massage. The condition your body, mind, and spirit is in will determine the type of massage that will be best suited for your current needs.

THAI MASSAGE
"Nuad Bo-Rarn" is an unique form of body therapy dating back to ancient times.  It is the combination of Yoga stretching, the calmness of meditation, acupressure, exercise movement, and reflexology all in one therapy session.  The therapy performed on a mat that is placed on the floor to give the therapist access to full mobility of the client's range of motion.  The client is dressed in loose, comfortable clothing.  A session with Thai Massage will leave one feeling loose, stretched and invigorated.  Please allow a minimum of 1 ˝ hours to a maximum of 2 ˝ hours per session.

REFLEXOLOGY
There are reflex areas in the hands and feet that correspond to every part of the body including the organs and glands.  These parts can be affected by stimulating the appropriate reflex areas.  Reflexology is used to relieve stress and tension, stimulate deep relaxation, improve the blood supply and promote the unblocking of nerve impulses to normalize and balance the entire body. Reflexologists apply precise pressure to release blockages that inhibit energy flow and cause pain and disease.  This affects the internal organs and glands by stimulating reflex points of the body. This targets and breaks up lactic acid and calcium crystals accumulated around the 7,200 nerve endings in each foot.  this is why we feel so much better when we get our feet treated. Reflexology is helpful for people with hypertension, anxiety, or painful conditions of the body.  It is a safe and simple way to induce relaxation and a genuine sense of ell-being and to help the body to heal itself.  Restoring and maintaining health through the massage of specific points on the feet, that have far reaching effects on the whole body. By just having your feet massaged and specific points worked, your whole body feels refreshed and relaxed.

PRENATAL - PREGNANCY - INFANT  MASSAGE
A Body, Mind, Spirit approach to pre and peri natal massage. For the Mother-to-be helping her relax, relieve stress, and flow with her changing body both physically and emotionally. Muscle cramps, spasms and pain are relieved as are swelling, headaches and insomnia. Regular massages throughout pregnancy assist the muscles in preparation for labor, easing the pain and stress of delivery. Infant massage creates a solid bond between child and caregiver and relieves much of the stress that a newborn may develop due to premature birth and/or delivery. Helps your baby sleep deeper and longer, reduces gas, colic and constipation, and can improve your baby’s immune system. A must for every new parent and child!

AYURVEDIC HEAD MASSAGE/ ACCUPRESSURE
Ayurveda is the science of life and self-healing. it has its roots in India, dating back to more than 5000 years and is widely considered to be the oldest form of health care in the world. It is a wonderfully, relaxing therapy that involves massage of the upper back, shoulders, neck, head, and face. Wonderful oils are used for aromatherapy benefits along with the acupressure points stimulated on the head, face, neck and shoulders, coming together in a relaxing one hour treatment.

HOT STONE MASSAGE
Combining heated RIVER STONES with various essential oils before being slowly rolled along the skin, will enable your mind and body to find a much deeper level of relaxation than a regular massage. Any tension within the muscle starts to evaporate in this cocoon of pressured warmth and comfort. Please allow 1-1/2 hours for this therapy.

NEUROMUSCULAR MASSAGE / DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Is very effective for persistent or serous muscle pain. It focuses on muscle spasms, tight muscles, and chronic muscular pain. The deep muscle work is more specific than Swedish Massage, as it searches the involved muscle and releases the located problem areas. Some examples where NMT can aid in relief are: athletic injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, menstrual cramps, headaches, low back, neck and upper back pain.

REIKI
Reiki is an ancient art of healing that is used for stress reduction and relaxation.  It can expedite the healing process, alleviate pain, while helping to rebalance and refocus the body, mind, and spirit.  Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotion, mind, and spirit while creating many beneficial effects including relaxation, feelings of peace, security and well-being.  Reiki is used in several major hospitals as a complimentary therapy treating health problems ranging from stress to major surgery.

SWEDISH MASSAGE
A method that focuses on stress reduction and relaxation. Vigorous rubbing, kneading and stretching strokes are used to increase the circulation and promote relaxation. It flushes wastes such as lactic acid from overworked muscles to relieve aches and pains. Can be given very soft and gently or firm and deep, depending on the clients needs.

On-Site Therapy: “Have Massage, Will Travel.” For on-site therapy at your place of business.

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