© 2020 by Denise Graybeal, LMT

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“Denise is AMAZING! Her hands are a gift! She is patient, kind and easy to talk with...providing helpful information that is individualized. I can't wait for my next appointment!”

YourTherapist

Massage is an important, integral part of your overall health and well-being; it supports physical, mental, and emotional healing. I am a nationally board-certified, licensed Massage Therapist and have been in practice for over 10 years - and I love what I do! My sessions are catered to each person's needs, be it a specific area of discomfort needing focused work, or a full body massage aimed at overall tension and stress relief. I work with clients from a variety of backgrounds: peace seekers, health enthusiasts, those struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, trauma or injury recovery. Massage can benefit almost anyone. Learn more here!

Denise Graybeal, MSW, LMT

Benefits of Massage

Massage has been utlitized as a form of therapy and wellness support in some parts of the world for thousands of years. In the past few centuries, and especially the last several decades, massage and touch therapy have been heavily researched and incorporated into conventional health treatments. There is now a wealth of research attesting to the benefits of massage and touch therapy, with more being added. 

Massage therapy is far more than a "luxury" treatment; it is legitimately beneficial to your physical and emotional health. Just a small sampling of potential benefits includes:

  • alleviating depression symptoms

  • improving sleep

  • promoting relaxation

  • easing anxiety

  • speeding injury and surgery recovery

  • reducing pain

  • reducing stress hormones

  • improving flexibility

  • supporting training for athletic endeavors

The Power of Touch

Touch is an extremely powerful form of therapy; a form of connection to others and a gateway into yourself. Therapeutic massage ranges from light touch, energetic work to deep tissue manipulation.

The body is a fascinating composition that can be our best friend or worst enemy when not treated well; muscles hold tension from physical and mental stressors and can develop unrelenting trigger points. Even gentler massage modalities stimulate the nervous system and remind our bodies that we do care. The relaxation of a massage combined with nervous and muscle stimulation encourages the body to return to normal functioning.

 

The benefits are endless; relieving mental stress alone has exponential results, especially combined with improved circulation, lymph drainage, and joint flexibility, faster muscle recovery, increased energy, and other somatic and emotional results.

The next time you feel the stress, aches and pains adding up – or preventatively before they begin – treat yourself – and your body, that works so hard for you – to a massage. It’s not just an indulgence; it’s a legitimate step to becoming the most healthy and well you that you can be.