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Massage and Holistic Health for Women 

Massage Therapy is one of the oldest, most simple forms of therapy.  It is a combination of stroking, pressing, and kneading different regions of the body in order to alleviate pain, relax, stimulate and tone the body. It helps to stimulate blood circulation and assists the lymphatic system by improving the elimination of waste throughout the body.

As a regular part of your nutrition and wellness program, it's important for all women, men, and even teenagers to make time for their bodies. How you take care of your body, mind & soul, is how you will feel everyday of your life.

The therapies I offer are:

Swedish Massage: One of the most commonly taught and well-known massage techniques, Swedish massage is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. The many benefits of Swedish massage may include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.

Prenatal Massage: A combination of massage techniques adapted to the specific needs of pregnant mothers. Special positioning and cushions are used for optimum comfort. 

Pregnancy massage is a wonderful complement to your prenatal and postnatal wellness. The sensory experience brings greater awareness to your body and your baby, enhancing your pregnancy and birth experience. Pregnancy massage reduces stress; promotes relaxation; relieves muscle pain in the hips, back, neck, and legs; helps reduce edema; and improves labor outcomes. Beyond birth, postpartum massage helps restore the abdomen and weight bearing muscles and joints.

Postpartum Massage:  Massage in the postpartum period helps bring the body into its pre-pregnancy alignment.  A massage within the first week of postpartum feels wonderful.  It flushes lactic acid out of the tissues, relieving sore and achy muscles.

Infant & Newborn Massage Instruction:  Aids in bonding process between parent and child; increases communication skills through touch; alleviates digestive discomfort (colic); supports the growth of nerve pathways; enhances sleep.

Arvigo® Technique of Maya Abdominal Therapy:  The Arvigo Maya Abdominal Massage Technique is well suited to assist in the relief and healing of heartburn, constipation, IBS and other digestive problems. This technique is also perfect for women who have irregular cycles, endrometriosis, fibroids, menopausal or other hormone fluctuations and infertility. Other issues that may be relieved are headaches, backaches, and lymphatic stagnicity.

Sports Massage:  Sports massage focuses on muscles relevant to the event. For athletes who train continuously, the goal is to enhance endurance, lessen the chance of injury and shorten the time needed to recover from an event.Sports Massage may utilize a variety of techniques such as classical Swedish Massage, trigger point therapy, and hydrotherapy. Prior to an athletic event, Sports Massage may be used with stretching in order to help athletes to loosen, warm and prepare their muscles so that their performance and endurance might be enhanced. Following an athletic event, Sports Massage may be used to relieve pain, prevent stiffness, and return the muscles back to their normal state. Sports Massage may also be used for injury rehabilitation.

Hot Stone Massage:  Hot Stone Massage is a style of massage therapy in which water-treated stones are placed at specific sites on the client's body to promote relaxation and to help open up the merdians or pain pathways. Muscles are pretreated with the heated stones to allow the therapist to more easily perform deep tissue manipulations. Cool stones are sometimes used alternately with hot stones.

Reflexology:  Reflexology (or foot reflexology) is a therapy based on the principle that there are small and specific areas of innervation in the hands and feet that correspond to specific muscle groups or organs of the body. In this system, the nerve endings in the extremities provide a "map" of the rest of the body. Examples are the base of the little toe representing the ear, or the ball of the foot representing the lung. Through the application of pressure on particular areas of the hands or feet, reflexology is said to promote benefits such as the relaxation of tension, improvement of circulation, and support of normalized function in the related area in the body.

Thai Massage:  A type of massage in Thai style that involves stretching and deep body massage. This form of bodywork is usually performed on the floor, and the client wears comfortable clothes that allow for movement. No oils are used in this Thai massage. It is known in Thailand as "Nuat Phaen Boran" (นวดแผนโบราณ), literally, the ancient-manner massage.

 

Nutritional Counseling:  

Nutritional counseling focuses on helping clients understanding foods and their role in preventive nutrition. Nutritional consultants also advise people on how diet affects health and well-being.  I help you make the connection between what you eat and how you feel

I will be with you every step of the way to support, motivate and guide you to success whether you want to...

Manage a chronic illness

Have fewer aches and pains in your back and/or joints

Have better digestion

Manage anxiety and depression

Conquer eating issues

Lose weight and rev up your metabolism

Increase energy and well-being

During your nutritional consultation, I will teach you how to identify where your nutritional stressors are and how to restore balance to your health.

 

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647 S. 8th Street   (Inside Radiant Heart Yoga studio)
West Dundee, IL 60118
(224) 484-0897
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