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
60 minutes: $120 | 90 minutes: $165
60 minutes: $120 | 90 minutes: $165
$135 per hour, 2 hour min, 24 hour notice please
60 min $130 | 90 min $170 *Highly recommended*
Hours are By Appointment Only