Massage

Massages by Mandy–Mandy Steen, LMT

Offering 30, 45, 60, 75, and 90 minute massages with Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, Young Living Raindrop, and certified Prenatal

Appointments:  Monday-Friday by appointment

 

Please call Mandy to schedule your appointment at 612-708-3173

 

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for a therapeutic effect. The massage therapist uses a range of techniques which help prevent and reduce stress and tension, as well as discomfort from injuries or chronic conditions and lead to improved health and well being.

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is considered the foundation for most table techniques. It is characterized by the use of lotion or oil to allow gliding strokes over the skin. Most strokes are done toward the patient’s heart with the goal of improving blood and lymphatic circulation. Swedish technique consists of five basic strokes: effleurage (stroking), petrissage (kneading), friction, tapotement (percussion), and vibration, though all these strokes are not used on every part of the body. Our therapist blends in various techniques, depending upon training and experience, to address the specific needs of the client. In general, it is the manipulation of the body’s soft tissue (i.e. the skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) using the hands in a gentle, flowing massage technique. Varying degrees of pressure and stretching movements are incorporated. It is most commonly used for relaxation and improving well being.

Pre and Post-Natal Massage

Massage during pregnancy is therapeutic bodywork which focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of the childbirth experience.  Pregnancy massage can be done in different ways. Pregnant women may lie on their sides to be massaged, and they can actually lie on their bellies, since a specifically designed pillow makes it possible for expectant moms, no matter how far along they are, to lie flat on their stomachs.

Benefits of prenatal massage include:
  • emotional support and nurturing touch
  • relaxation and decreased insomnia
  • stress relief on weight-bearing joints, such as ankles, lower back and pelvis
  • neck and back pain relief caused by muscle imbalance and weakness
  • assistance in maintaining proper posture
  • preparing the muscles used during childbirth
  • reduced swelling in hands and feet
  • lessened sciatic pain
  • fewer calf cramps
  • headache and sinus congestion relief

Massage during pregnancy is safe for most mothers. Our massage therapist will want to know if you are having any problems or complications with your pregnancy before you begin.

 HydroMassage

Experience relaxation in as little as 10 minutes.  Before or after an adjustment or on its own, HydroMassage is unlike any other therapy.  Different than traditional massage and more powerful than a hot tub or a massaging shower head, HydroMassage allows you to easily control the area being massaged, the pressure of the massage, and the speed of the jets with the ease of its user-friendly touchscreen while you stay full clothed.  You do not get wet, and there is not lotion or oil used.  HydroMassage combines heat, water therapy, massage, and intersegmental traction all into one amazing experience.

We offer unlimited monthly usage and punch cards for HydroMassage for convenience and affordability.

Check it out!  You won’t regret it!  www.hydromassage.com

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