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Bodywork for the Baby Boomer Generation
Unlike generations that have come before, baby boomers—those born between 1946 and 1964—are undoubtedly a generation on the move. Staying that way involves eating right, staying fit, and setting aside time for invaluable self-care, like massage and bodywork.
How can massage help improve my quality of life? Massage improves circulation, promotes healthier skin, boosts your immune system and reduces stress.
The passive movement in massage keeps joints more mobile and stimulates the synovial fluid, which lubricates the joints and nourishes the articular cartilage. Massage also prompts the release of endorphins and other pain-reducing neurochemicals.
Sweedish & Deep Tissue Massage The term "Swedish massage" refers to a full body treatment where the therapist applies various strokes, pressures, and techniques to both deep and superficial muscles. The pressure of each massage is adjusted to the needs and desires of each client. We find that when working with a client, their body will tell us where it needs more or less pressure. We then zone in on those areas that are "asking" for attention and provide the attention asked for. It's not necessarily "Deep Pressure" that is needed but appropriate pressure to acheve the desired result. That result being the release of pain and restriction and a relaxed, happy and healthier person!
Myofascial Release Massage . . .
Have you been coping with chronic pain and restricted movement? Well this might just be the therapy for you!
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This is done by gentle pressure applied slowly allowing the “Fascia” to elongate.
Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.)
Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on skin without oils, creams or machinery. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.
What is Fascia? Fascia is a specialized system of the body that has an appearance similar to a spider's web or a sweater. Fascia is very densely woven, covering and interpenetrating every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein, as well as, all of our internal organs including the heart, lungs, brain and spinal cord. The most interesting aspect of the fascial system is that it is not just a system of separate coverings. It is actually one continuous structure that exists from head to toe without interruption. In this way you can begin to see that each part of the entire body is connected to every other part by the fascia, like the yarn in a sweater.
Acupressure is an ancient Chinese method of accessing and releasing blocked energy centers in the body to reestablish the balance of energy flow. Acupressure focuses on the energy pathways, called meridians and works the same way as acupuncture. The difference is there are no needles involved, instead the fingertips are used for this treatment. Great relief in physical and/or emotional discomfort can be achieved.