Marguerite LaVine Natalie Santiago
MD Registered Massage Practitioner Registered Massage Practitioner
Nationally Licensed Massage Therapist
BY APPOINTMENT 410.703.8083 BY APPOINTMENT 786.219.8393 or
HOW CAN IT HELP YOU?
MASSAGE YOUR ALLY IN HEALTH
Research shows that massage decreases muscle tension, increases circulation and calms the nervous system. The result is a cascade of physical and mental benefits that can help alleviate a wide variety of conditions.
Massage therapy is one of the best known antidotes for stress. Reducing stress gives you more energy, improves your outlook, and has even been shown to reduce the likelihood of injury and illness. It can also relieve symptoms of conditions aggravated by stress such as asthma or insomnia, and provide excellent support for people in counseling.
TIGHT AND PAINFUL MUSCLES
Massage can stretch and knead away muscle tension in anything from a short-term muscle cramp to a habitually clenched jaw or tight shoulders. In addition, massage works gently on the nervous system, sending a message to muscles throughout your body to let go and relax.
POST EXERCISE SORENESS
After vigorous exercise, a build-up of waste products as well as microscopic tears in your muscles can leave you feeling tired and sore. Massage improves circulation, cleansing tissues of irritating wastes and bringing in oxygen and nutrients to relieve pain and speed recovery
PAIN OR TINGLING IN YOUR ARMS OR LEGS
Muscles can become so contracted that they press on nerves to the arms, hands or legs, causing pain or tingling. If this happens, a massage to release muscle spasms in the neck, shoulder or hip can bring relief.
Massage can help heal injuries such as tendinitis, ligament sprains or muscle strains. It reduces swelling and inflammation by helping to remove wastes and bring healing nutrition to injured cells. In addition, certain techniques can make old scar tissue more pliable and, in new injuries, limit its formation.
Massage can relieve secondary pain that may accompany and even outlast its original cause. Some examples are headaches from eyestrain, backache during pregnancy, or the protective tensing of healthy muscles around an injury.
By relieving chronic tension, massage can help prevent injuries that might be caused by stressing unbalanced muscle groups, or by favoring or forcing a tight, painful area.
PAIN OR RESTRICTION IN JOINTS
Massage releases tight muscles that restrict joint movement. It also increases circulation to the joints, which can improve their general health and natural lubrication, and relieve pain from conditions such as arthritis.
Massage and the resulting increased circulation helps drain your tissues of excess fluid caused by recent injury, surgery or pregnancy.
Massage releases restrictions in muscles, joints and surrounding connective tissue coverings (called fascia) This frees your body to return to a more natural posture.
THE ILL EFFECTS OF RESTRICTED ACTIVITY
When you are forced to limit physical activity because of injury, surgery, paralysis or even normal aging, massage can relieve general aches and pains and improve your sense of vitality and altertness.
YOUR PERSONALIZED PLAN
On your first visit your massage therapist will ask general health questions and other information pertinent to an effective enjoyable massage. Your therapist will then assess your problem area to determine the best approach to help you. The appropriate frequency, duration and number of massage sessions will depend on your problem, its severity and how long you have had it, as well as your general health.
30 MINUTES $55.
45 MINUTES $75.
60 MINUTES $100.
75 MINUTES $115
90 MINUTES $135.
120 MINUTES $220.