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Bodies in Balance Massage & Reiki

Massage Therapy

Comprehensive Health Management

Massage therapy is one of the oldest methods of healing. The application of massage techniques range from light, feathery fingertip strokes to kneading, tapping, compression, vibration, rocking, friction, pressure, stretching and those techniques based on manipulation or the application of pressure to the muscular structure or soft tissues of the human body. This may also include non-forceful passive or active movement and/or application of techniques intended to affect the energetic systems of the body. The use of oils, lotions, powders or other lubricants is commonly included.

As massage is becoming more integrated into American healthcare regimes, massage therapies specifically exclude diagnosis, prescription, manipulation or adjustments of the human skeletal structure, or any other service, procedure or therapy which requires a license to practice orthopedics, physical therapy, podiatry, chiropractic, osteopathy, psychotherapy, acupuncture, or any other profession or branch of medicine.

Still, a growing body of research shows massage therapy can be an effective part of pain relief and management. Other studies suggest that physical massage reduces heart rates, lowers blood pressure and releases endorphins to promote stress reduction. Conditions such as asthma, back pain, depression, bedwetting, edema, fatigue, pain, fibromyalgia, PMS, sciatica, stroke, varicose veins, and others note improvement with massage.


How to Choose Your Treatment

For the Stressed out/tense Bodies that need deep bodywork:

For the Gentle Bodies that still need effective/detoxifying bodywork: