Massage Therapy

 About Massage

 Massage is one of the oldest healing arts: Chinese records dating back 3,000 years document its use; the ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments; and Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. Today, the benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching. As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, infertility, smoking cessation, depression, and more. And, as many millions will attest, massage also helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to disease and illness. Always Remember! Consistent Massage maintains a happy and healthy Body!


What to expect:

 Before we begin your session, we’ll discuss what your goals are for the massage. Depending on your specific needs or requests, I will either perform a customized full-body massage or focus on the specific parts of your body that you have requested.  Oftentimes it will need more than one session to fix, whatever area might be tight at that time. I use only the highest quality massage creams during your treatment. After every Massage I recommend drinking a lot of water. Water will help flush out toxins, that got worked up during you Massage. Sometimes a warm bath with Epsom Salt can also feel very soothing after your Session or give the Far Infrared Sauna a try – as an additional treatment!


Benefits of Massage Therapy

  • Increases circulation, allowing the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and organs

  • Stimulates the flow of Lymph, the body’s natural defense system against toxic invaders

  • Relaxes and softens injured and overused muscles

  • Reduces spasms and cramping

  • Increases joint flexibility

  • Reduces recovery time, helps to prepare for strenuous workouts and eliminates subsequent pain of the athlete on every level

  • releases endorphins- the body’s natural pain killer- and is being used in chronic illness, injury and recovery from surgery to control and relieve pain

  • Reduces and realign scar tissue after healing has occurred

  • Improves Range of Motion

  • Just feels Good!!

I have had lymphedema for 18 years, for many of those years I have been seeking help from Babette Maiss.  She has been instrumental in keeping my lymphedema under control.  I really appreciate that Babette continually increases her knowledge and understanding of lymphedema, whether it be with new bandaging techniques, new garment options or diet and exercise.  Most of all Babette really cares about her patients and seeks to make their lives more comfortable.  I continue to benefit from my time with her.
 Gratefully, Karen S.

Thank you Babette for a great lymph massage yesterday !  Jennie D.