Connections To Health

Massage with Julie

Rejuvenation of Mind, Body & Spirit

What to expect in your Session:

A full body massage is done on a padded table with sheets and a blanket. You can undress to your comfort level. Your privacy is respected at all times. You will be covered with a clean sheet and a blanket. Only the part of the body that is receiving the work will be exposed while the rest of your body remains covered. I use light oils and/or lotions to lubricate the skin during the massage to allow for smooth strokes. These oils and/or lotions may have different scents to increase your overall relaxation. If Preferred, an unscented hypo-allergenic lotion can be used. Music is also played softly in the background to aid in the relaxation process.

Benefits of Massage:

Our bodies develop continued resistance to everyday stressors. This continued resistance may lead to “knots” or tightened muscles which refuse to voluntarily return to a relaxed state. This knotting of muscle tissue is one factor which impinges the nerves and causes pain and soreness. During a full body relaxation massage these tight spots are identified and addressed by using a variety of massage strokes and pressures. Massage will increase blood circulation. This increase in circulation will deliver more nutrients and carry away waste products more effectively to and from the cells of the body. All systems of the body will benefit as a result of massage.

Research on Massage:

Experts estimate that upwards of 90%of disease is stress related. When the mind/body perceives a threat or stressor, it begins to respond with a “fight or flight” response. In essence, the body shuts down secondary functions in order to protect vital organs for basic survival. Taking a proactive approach to bringing the mind/body out of this fight or flight response can help facilitate balance and assist in preventing disease, increase energy, and promote a healthy immune system. Whether you are searching for a method to help with the stresses of daily life or if you are working toward maintaining good health, therapeutic massage has been found to enhance general health and well-being. Research shows it reduces the heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases lymph flow & improves range of motion.