Massage nourishes your soul & replenishes your body.
Melissa offers Swedish massage- a relaxation massage designed to relieve muscle tension and stress. Also available are prenatal massage and sports massage are also available, deep tissue massage on specific areas. A massage may include movement based stretching to release areas of tension.
Mini Retreat: one private yoga class followed by a massage- 3hr. session $190
The physical manipulation in massage has two major physical effects:
Increase in blood and lymph circulation
Relaxation and normalization of the soft tissue (muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments), which releases nerves and deeper connective tissues
Massage is believed to improve blood and lymph circulation. This is due partly to the physical manipulation of soft tissue and partly to the chemicals released as a function of the relaxation response.
"Improved circulation can enhance the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscle cells. As cellular health improves, tissues function more efficiently. More efficient functioning leads to the removal of waste products and may increase the absorption of excess fluids and reduce swelling in soft tissues."
From Taking Charge of your Health and Well being website.