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The new moon teaches gradualness and deliberation and how one gives birth to oneself slowly. Patience with the small details makes perfect a large work, like the universe.
The Illuminated Rumi

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is one of the oldest methods of healing. It is referenced in medical texts nearly 4,000 years old. Hippocrates, the “father of medicine,” referenced massage when he wrote, in the 4th century B.C.: “The physician must be acquainted with many things, and assuredly with rubbing.”

In addition to “rubbing,” massage therapy, is also referred to as bodywork or somatic therapy, refers to the application of various techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the body. These techniques include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, vibration, rocking, friction, kneading and compression primarily using the hands. Massage therapists do use other areas of the body, such as the forearms, elbows or feet. All of the techniques are used for the benefit of the musculoskeletal, circulatory-lymphatic, nervous, and other systems of the body. In fact, massage therapy positively influences the overall health and well-being of the client:

Massage Benefits the Whole Person.

The following list is from www.massagetoday.com.

  • relaxes the whole body
  • loosens tight muscles
  • relieves tired and aching muscles
  • increases flexibility and range of motion
  • diminishes chronic pain
  • calms the nervous system
  • lowers blood pressure
  • lowers heart rate
  • enhances skin tone
  • assists in recovery from injuries and illness
  • strengthens the immune system
  • reduces tension headaches
  • reduces mental stress
  • improves concentration
  • promotes restful sleep
  • aids in mental relaxation

New Moon Family Wellness Center’s licensed massage therapists are gifted therapists and can meet you mind body and spirit needs. Please call one of them today to schedule a massage