Massage

Signature MassageSwedish Massage

Our Signature massage is a full body, firm pressure massage that is relaxing and therapeutic.  An array of strokes are used to help the body improve its circulation and release tension leaving you with a renewed sense of well being.  The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, greater flexibility, decreased stress levels in the body and enhanced mental clarity.  Tensions, stress, chronic and acute areas of discomfort are addressed using a variety of physical and energetic techniques that leave you relaxed and rejuvenated.

Benefits of Massage

• Massage can help to increase range of motion and flexibility as well as improve measures of anxiety, depression, vitality, and perceived stress.
• Massage can increase feelings of wellness, calm, relaxation, and a sense of belonging.
• Massage helps overcome the feelings of fatigue.
• Massage helps improve mental clarity.
• Massage helps to improve circulation.
• Massage can help in the management of acute and chronic pain.
• Massage has positive side-effects in addition to those that affect the musculoskeletal system.
• Adolescents had an increased sense of well-being after receiving massage.
• Massage increases a sense of well-being and decreases stress in older adults.
• Massage reduces nausea in chemotherapy patients, as well as boosts the immune system, soothe depression and restore energy.
• In a study of the effect of massage therapy on patients receiving Bone Marrow Transplants it was determined that those who received massage therapy had a better quality of life. Patients rested more easily, had less depression and anxiety and were more able to communicate with loved ones during this crucial treatment.
• Caregiver[s] reported an improvement in physical and emotional states after chair massage.

According to the American Psychological Association:

• Forty-three percent of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress.
• 75 to 90 percent of all physician office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints.
• Stress is linked to the six leading causes of death — heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, and suicide.
• It makes sense that if stress is decreased, wellness will increase. Why not make massage therapy a part of your wellness plan.

Please Note:
The information and resources provided on complementary and alternative therapies is for informational purposes only.  Wisteria Healing Arts applauds your efforts to be an informed health care consumer.  We also encourage you to have an open dialogue with your health care provider so that you may benefit from the best in conventional and complementary therapies.

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