THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE & BODYWORK
Massage can be used for either general relaxation and well-being, or to address a specific complaint, such as pain or limited range of motion. Research suggests massage therapy may contribute to both goals.
Some of the general benefits of massage therapy may include:
Improved circulation, which nourishes cells and improves waste elimination
Relief for tight muscles (knots) and other aches and pains
Release of nerve compression (carpel tunnel, sciatica)
Greater flexibility and range of motion
Enhanced energy and vitality
Some clinical styles may help heal scar tissue as well as tendon, ligament, and muscle tears
Angie Wrightstone is a Licensed and Board Certified Massage Therapist, as well as a Continuing Education provider that has been in the massage field for the past 18 years. She has worked on cruise ships, in spas, and most recently spent the last 12 years teaching students in massage education. The style of her bodywork focuses on helping clients reach their full potential. Whether that is through relaxation, mobilization, pain relief, or a combination of all three.
She believes everyone benefits from massage, it is no longer just for pampering. Science and research has proven the effects massage has on the body, and now more than ever, people are turning to massage therapy as a holistic way of healing and self-care.
Angie has had the privilege of working with and training under some of the best therapists and teachers in the country. Her love for education is what has brought her back to working with clients. “If I’m able to educate a client, bring awareness to his/her posture or body position, then the real healing begins. It’s incredible to see clients being brought back to life, moving without pain or restriction, and engaging in activities they may have given up on.”
She specializes in Structural Integrative bodywork, but also utilizes various techniques such as trigger point therapy, sports and stretching, and Russian sports massage.
A 30 minute session will typically focus on one to two body areas and is perfect for someone who doesn't have time for a full hour or more. It is also a great way to introduce your body to massage therapy. Techniques may include swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, or stretching and mobilization. Purchase here.
30 MINUTE MASSAGE
During a 90 minute session, the focus is typically on Structural Integrative Bodywork. This is used to relax and loosen muscles made sore by inefficient movement (or lack of movement), allowing the body to position itself in its natural and pain-free state. Muscles are lengthened, joints have greater freedom, and tension is released. This allows the body to return to a healthy, natural posture. Techniques are then used to correct the movements and positions developed over time as a reaction to the pain. Purchase here.
The session includes before and after photos, bodywork, and realignment exercises.