Relaxation Massage to alleviate STRESS

What is stress! We all have it, but do you realize the effects it has on your body and mind?

Stress is a normal part of life that can either help us learn and grow or can cause us significant problems.

Stress releases powerful neurochemicals and hormones that prepare us for action (to fight or flee).

If we don't take action, the stress response can create or worsen health problems.

Prolonged, uninterrupted, unexpected, and unmanageable stresses are the most damaging.

Stress can be managed by seeking support from loved ones, regular exercise, meditation or other relaxation techniques, structured timeouts, and learning new coping strategies to create predictability in our lives.

Many behaviors that increase in times of stress and maladaptive ways of coping with stress -- drugs, pain medicines, alcohol, smoking, and eating -- actually worsen the stress and can make us more reactive (sensitive) to further stress.

Relaxation Massage

Massage has been used for centuries in every culture to help remedy stress related issues. I incorporate a combination of techniques from various modalities using medium to firm pressure to perform smooth free flowing strokes and light stretching. During Relaxation massage you are draped with a sheet and a blanket. Only the area where you are receiving massage is uncovered. This massage can be customized to meet your specific needs.