Our mission with offering pregnancy massage therapy has always been to look at the whole person so that we can attain wellness from within by addressing the root causes of imbalances and disease rather than temporarily covering up the problem.
With the “whole body approach” mentality, we are well aware of the role that stress, toxins and various physical injuries play in many of our patients’ lives. We want to continue supporting our patients from every angle and thus are excited to offer Comprehensive Massage Therapy Services.
Pregnancy Massage Therapy is one of the many effective strategies for decreasing stress and increasing wellness. Our massage therapist uses her hands to work your muscles and soft tissues to relieve pain and heal injury. A new study recently publirevealed otherother positive health benefits of massage therapy. Among the list of benefits, massage therapy has been shown to ease anxiety and depression, improve immunity, lower blood pressure, improve sleep as well as increase energy levels and reduce cortisol levels.
University of Miami’s medical school research has shown that pain reduction and improved immune system function can be seen as a direct result of massage therapy. The research emphasizes the effect on infants and pregnant women and illustrates massage therapy can increase weight gain and boost the immune system of premature babies.
Other discoveries show that post-exercise massage can actually turn off genes that are associated with inflammation and can turn on others to heal the muscles . It has also been linked to aiding ailments such as osteoarthritis and chronic lower back pain. Massage therapy often works best when paired with traditional medicine.
Our therapists devote their talent and energies to guiding our clients toward a path to restored health.
Some of the specific benefits of pregnancy massage can include:
We Offer The Following Massage Therapy Services To Enhance Your Overall Health And Wellbeing:
Swedish massage consists of a series of long, soothing, and relaxing strokes. This massage technique aids in circulation, increases oxygen flow to the muscles, and releases toxins from the muscles. Swedish massage is relaxing and provides great stress relief.
Our deep tissue massage therapy focuses more on realigning deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness and sore shoulders. Deep tissue massage is also great for easing anxiety and depression.
Great Expectations (Pre-Natal Massage, Pregnancy Massage therapy)
Massaging for two? Designed specifically for women in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy, this bump friendly, deeply soothing therapy works to improve sluggish circulation, reduce swelling in hands and feet, and release tension in the lower back, neck, and shoulders. This treatment leaves maxed out moms-to-be feeling practically ‘reborn’. (After the first trimester only.)
A bodywork therapy originating in Asia, Shiatsu incorporates the theory of acupuncture, which proposes that energy, known as “Chi”, moves through the body along passageways called meridians. For stress-reduction, reducing fatigue and restoring energy balance.
Om Body Therapy “Tuina”
Tuina massage is a Traditional Chinese therapy that incorporates hands-on body treatment like kneading, rolling, pressing, pinching and rubbing to balance the body’s meridians and get energy moving. Tuina massage works along muscles and at specific acupuncture points to relieve pain and stiffness. Tuina can be used for both acute and chronic issues.
Rebalance with reflexology, an ancient healing technique. Pressure is applied to distinct reflex points on the body using specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques, with particular emphasis on the feet. This therapy releases energy and improves circulation, contributing to overall wellbeing. Reflex and relax!
Aromatherapy uses essential oils extracted from flowers and plants with an aim to balance the emotions and improve general health and wellbeing. Our therapist will carefully choose a blend of essential oils to address your symptoms or mood. These are added to a carrier oils and applied to your skin through massage. There is evidence that Aromatherapy can alleviate symptoms associated with stress and relieve tension. Essential oils may also be chosen for their detoxifying properties.
Endermologie is A Non-invasive, FDA-approved, safe and effective Cellulite reducing treatment and a pain free, clinically proven way to treat the dimpling and distortion that cellulite creates. You will see a dramatic improvement in the look and feel of your skin as the production of collagen and elastin is stimulated, fat cells shrink and excess water, fats and toxins are expelled. for maximum results, TEN (10) treatments are recommended.
The combination of traditional western medical methods and alternative is a core principle and mission of Dr. Patricia Chen and the Women’s Wellness Center. We believe, under the guidance of a doctor, that these alternative methods are a powerful treatment option.