Intro to Massage

Massage is good for your body! It may feel like an indulgence, but it can improve your health in many ways. The biggest benefit of massage is relaxation. When the body is under stress it creates the hormone cortisone, which helps the body deal with stress with brief moments of power. However, if cortisone stays in the system too long it can have adverse affects. This can cause a suppressed immune system, weight gain or ulcers. From relaxing during your massage you reduce your cortisone levels and increase your circulation. This is when you feel your muscles restore themselves and waste is removed through the lymphatic system. Healing happens when you are relaxed, or in a down regulated state. Massage will help facilitate down regulation.

Benefits of Massage:

  • increase circulation, increase mood, energy, relaxation, digestion, awareness
  • decrease pain, anxiety, inflammation
  • connect mind body and spirit
  • boost the immune system and its functionality

How Massage Works on your Body

Massage therapy works with the soft tissue in the body, muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. The muscles are like a roadway system for nerves, blood and lymph (cars). When the roads are cleared all the cars can get where they need to go. Massage is kind of like an oil change for the body.  There are also special techniques that help reset the nervous system through massage therapy.

Therapeutic massage is a great treatment for many injuries. A common symptom in today’s world is carpel tunnel, which can have amazing pain relieving results from massage. When soft tissue is manipulated adhesions can be released. This opens the highway for blood, nerves and lymph to continue circulating the body. Massage restores movement and decreases pain.

I have worked with other practitioners including acupuncturists, physical therapists, nutritionists, chiropractors, life coaches, and mental health therapists. I can work in conjunction with your current care providers.

I find great joy in seeing clients overcoming physical obstacles. Let me help you!

 

Types of Therapy

Assessment: An overview of you body and spirit when you first come in.

Orthopedic: Is a massage technique using the muscles, bones and joints to relieve pain.

Hot and Cold Therapy

Use of Essential Oils: essential oils are the pure oil extracted from a plant. These are very powerful healing medicines.

Evolved Self-practice: tools to take home with you

Front to Back Balance: opening physical and energetic lines in the body going from front to back.

Spirals: the world is full of spirals, even in your body. Massage uses spirals to unlock old patterns.

Injury Treatment & Rehabilitation

What to expect at Apres Healing Massage:

For a session at Aprés Healing Massage you will be welcomed and asked to fill out a small health history form. The Therapist will sit down and talk with you about any specific issues you have. After your intake the Therapist will leave the room and you can undress to your comfort level and get under the sheets on the massage table. When the Therapist returns to the room your bodywork session time will start. At the end of the session the Therapist will go over how you are doing, what improvements or changes they noticed and introduce some stretches or home exercises if needed. You are encouraged to ask questions and come back with new ideas. We are always trying to learn new ways to help the body. You will also be given a large glass of water, to be drink before you leave. It is extremely important to rehydrate after a massage, especially at this high of an altitude.

What to Bring:

A positive attitude, an open mind, questions, form of payment, patience, a water bottle

What Not to Bring:

strong odor, negativity

Massage Services

The goal of Deep tissue massage is to restore deep layers of muscle and connective tissue. Chronic pain and tightness are common symptoms for Deep Tissue massage treatment. Deep Tissue can be more specific and work on trigger points or adhesions. Adhesions are specific areas of soft tissue that can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation. These adhesions need to be physically broken down to open the pathway for nerve and blood movement, helping to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this, the massage therapist often uses direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles.

60 minutes: $120    |     90 minutes: $165

With a customized oil medley you get the exact massage you want. Using over 30 different oils, we can find the blend for what ails you. Prepare for the ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation.

60 minutes: $120    |     90 minutes: $165

Let Aprés Healing Massage come to you! A massage is always better at home. Be a true Aprés client and get a relaxing massage at home after hitting the mountain all day. We offer table or chair massage. Chair massage is good for a party atmosphere or at the office.

$135 per hour, 2 hour min, 24 hour notice please

Pregnancy is one of the most amazing things the female body goes through. Massage is a wonderful addition to the healthcare packet for mother and baby. From the first trimester all the way post birth, massage will have great benefits. Such as reducing stress, relieving headaches, alleviating back-pain and leg cramps, reducing swelling and edema, increasing energy levels and reducing fatigue, stabilizing hormone levels, and providing safe nurturing touch while promoting a healthier pregnancy. You don’t just deserve a pregnancy massage you need it!

60 min $130  |  90 min $170 *Highly recommended*

Hours are By Appointment Only

Call: 970-729-8015

Email: fran@apreshealingmassage.com

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