Massage and Sleep

Massage and Sleep

Did you know the massage is a natural sleep aid that may help to restore a good night sleep? Massage helps to reduce stress, improve circulation, release tension, lower heart rate and blood pressure, and possibly even strengthen the immune system.  Contributing factors such as stress, migraine headache, pain, and muscle and joint stiffness may prevent restful sleep. Many studies show a lack of sleep impedes the body from opportunity to recharge and heal properly. Therefore consider the relaxing effects of a massage to aid in restoring restful sleep.

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Pain Relief with Thermal Palms Massage

Experience a soft version of Hot Stone Massage with soft heated pads gliding over your body. Thermal Palms Massage allow comfort and ease of movement around bony structures, joints and sore areas. Heat relieves stress and the pain relief catapults clients into deep relaxation. The body goes into a parasympathetic mode of rest and recovery” or relaxation responses. Activation of the parasympathetic nervous system decreases your heartbeat, relaxes your blood vessels and your muscles thus allowing blood to bring nutrients and carry waste away from your cells. The waste carried away from the cells in the bloodstream will be eliminated from the body through the filtration of the liver.

Drinking water after a session is recommended to aid in waste removal. Wow, what a way to deal with old nagging injuries, injured tissue releases tension allowing improved blood flow which aids in the healing process.

Clients love this powerful heated therapeutic massage that penetrates deep into the muscles tissue melting away stress and tension. One of the best massages on the planet.

Hands of Choice Massage & Wellness, LLC
Brenda Wakefield, MS, LMT, MTI, CEP
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Detox with Ionic Foot Bath

Feel better with a foot bath like no other. Sit back, relax and let the process take place while the ion foot bath cleanse, balance and enhances the bio-energy, the vital energy force present in the breath of bodily fluids. Focus on the beauty from within since cleansing is a sign of good health it is wonderful to have a cleanse so gentle and simple.

I have incredible results with clients and personally have increased my overall health and energy level.
As a massage therapist incorporating this foot bath with other bodywork enhances the ability of the body to receive and maintain the work. Giving my clients as well as myself a safe option to detox is added benefits that truly the body appreciates.

See for yourself–pictures don’t lie

Detox BeforeBefore using

Detox 15 minutes after15 minutes after using

Detox 30 minutes after30 minutes after using

Hands of Choice Massage & Wellness, LLC
Brenda Wakefield, MS, LMT, MTI, CEP
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How Massage Helps You

How Massage Helps You

There was a time when I thought getting a massage was just a way for people that could afford it to pamper themselves. I was wrong. Through the process of formal education, preparing for state (Ohio and Texas) licensing exams, teaching massage, practical application by way of owning a massage business, along with continuing massage therapy education, I learned that a massage or human touch therapy is so much more. One of the essential lessons that I learned is that massage has many modalities that include, but are not limited to, deep tissue, Swedish (relaxation), Ayurveda, hot stone, thermal palms, pre-natal, and therapeutic massage may address mental, physical and emotional concerns,such as depression, stress, high blood pressure, diabetes, headaches, pain and so much more. Accordingly, the right type of massage becomes important depending on an individual’s circumstances or health needs. In addition to massage therapy, I also learned there is a separate category of human touch therapy which I refer to as bodywork therapy. Bodywork therapy includes, but is not limited to, craniosacral manipulation and lymph drainage therapy. In other words, there are many ways to achieve heal the body by way of touch.

That’s right, these methods of touch are critical to helping the body heal from significant traumatic events. Some of the common physical events that come to mind are car accidents; back, shoulder, and neck injuries; muscle aches and pains; chronic headaches; chronic sinusitis; and diabetic neuropathy. There are also many emotional events that create excessive stress and can lead to mental challenges such as depression. Thus, massage and bodywork therapy should not only be viewed as a way to pamper yourself, but also as a way to help heal your body from traumatic injury or chronic illnesses and to maintain a peaceful balance between life’s stressors and a healthy existence.

It is important to note that although many states require massage therapist to meet certain licensing requirements, massage therapist are not doctors. They do not diagnose physical and emotional illnesses and injuries and prescribe medications. Massage therapist do, however, assist medical professionals in obtaining healing and rejuvenation of the body’s systems in a team effort along with acupuncturist, chiropractor or physical therapist. Efforts are still being pursued to bridge the gap between touch therapy and the medical community to totally embrace the benefits of massage and bodywork. Those benefits include, but are not limited to, improving posture; promoting deeper breathing, improving circulation, enhancing skin health, increasing or improving joint flexibility, reducing anxiety, promoting mental alertness, helping the body heal from traumatic injuries or illnesses, and satisfying the need for human touch.

Given the far reaching benefits of touch therapy, I invite all to the experience a massage or bodywork therapy. Understand that you will not only be taking the time to relax and release stress, but to also heal the body. In fact, the more frequent the touch therapy, the more healing that will take place. Depending on your needs, a trained professional can help you decide which method is best suited for your situation. Clearly, the help you so desperately need might be one massage away. If you didn’t know, now you know. Try it. I seriously doubt you will be disappointed that you did.