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Hands and Feet!

SO important to so many, especially diabetics and people who work on their feet! Ask us for a free demonstration of our vascular therapy program!

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Injury and Rehabilitation

Many people suffer from pain related to their repetitive stress injury. Targeted treatment on chronic pain areas can aid range of motion and improve function, flexibility, and quality of life. Many physical therapists and chiropractors recommend massage therapy to their patients and refer their patients to us. We are honored to care for you, always.

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We proudly feature DoTerra Essential Oils in our Therapies and for purchase for home use 

We also make custom blends of essential oils to help promote health and wellness.

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about us

Massage Namaste was founded in the belief that massage is what we do; Namaste is how we do it. By honoring the divine light in you, with the divine light within us to heal.

what to expect

What's a massage really like?

Massage and related bodywork techniques can release painful muscle tension, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, and reduce mental and physical fatigue. In addition, massage is among the most effective means available to combat stress. But the question most people want answered before first trying this healthful and enjoyable experience is "What will it actually be like?"

What are some types of massage?
There are too many to list in a short brochure. Swedish massage is what many people think of when massage is mentioned. It uses long flowing strokes, deep kneading, surface friction, light tapping, and joint movement. Many therapists are trained in specialized types of bodywork which they may use exclusively or in some combination. For example, there are special techniques to relieve painful trigger points, relax contracted fascia (the muscles' protective coverings), realign and heal injured tissue, aids lymph drainage, or restore the natural balance and flow of energy throughout the body. What is a massage therapist? Massage therapists have completed many hours of education which includes a variety of bodywork techniques, extensive anatomy and physiology, and knowledge of when massage is and is not appropriate. A growing number of states and provinces license massage therapists. Ask your therapist to explain his or her unique combination of specialized training. What is the first appointment like? Your massage therapist will begin by asking you general health questions since there are some conditions for which massage is not appropriate. Depending on the primary technique your therapist uses, you may or may not need to undress. For a full body Swedish massage, most people undress completely, though you may choose to wear your underwear. Your massage therapist will give you privacy to undress, and you are normally covered except for the area being worked on. You will relax on a padded table or chair designed for stability and comfort. Your therapist may offer cushions or an adjustable face rest for support. The room will be warm and quiet, often with soft music to set a relaxing mood. For many techniques, your massage therapist will use a lubricant, such as light oil or lotion, which is good for your skin and absorbs well. For some kinds of body work, no oil is used. A massage or bodywork session usually begins with relatively gentle pressure to calm your nervous system and begin to releasing superficial tension. Gradually, your therapist works more deeply to address specific areas. What should I do during a massage? Make yourself comfortable! If your therapist wants you to adjust your position, she or he will tell you what is needed. (for instance lift your left arm) or will tell you what is needed. Otherwise change your position anytime to make yourself more comfortable. Many people just close their eyes and relax completely during a session, others prefer to talk. It's your massage, and whatever feels natural to you is the best way to relax. Do not hesitate to ask questions at any time. The desire to sigh or take a deep breath is a sign that you are relaxing. In fact, deep natural breaths can actually help you relax. How will a massage feel? Massage on healthy tissue feels good. The normal response is to slow down, breathe deeply, and relax. Some people are surprised to find that a massage does not tickle. Your massage therapist uses a gentle but firm pressure, gradually preparing you for deeper touch. The saying 'no pain, no gain' is not true for massage and bodywork. The most effective and deepest massage works with the body's natural responses, not against them. Working in the area of an injury or chronic pain may at first cause some discomfort, which usually lessens in the first few minutes. Your massage therapist knows ways to minimize pain, and will work carefully within what feels right to you. Always tell your therapist if you feel any discomfort so she or he can adjust. How long is a session? An hour is common sense length. This gives time for a deeply relaxing full body massage, or more in-depth work on a particular area, for example, back, neck and shoulders. A half-hour can be an excellent introduction to bodywork, with plenty of time for a specific area such as back, neck and shoulders, or legs and feet. An hour and a half is usually enough time to address the whole body, with special attention to a problem area.
Back and Neck Pain

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE FOR PAIN RELIEF AND IMPROVED FLEXIBILITY Do you experience neck and shoulder pain during everyday activities such as working, driving or sleeping? Do you sometimes wake up with a headache, find yourself unable to look over your shoulder; or simply feel that your neck is "out of whack?" If so, therapeutic massage can work on multiple levels to help you relax, reduce your pain, and regain the movement in your neck and shoulders. A PAIN IN THE NECK! The heavy weight of the head requires a lot of support from the delicate, highly mobile structure of the neck. Because of this, your neck and shoulders are particularly susceptible to tension, strain, and injury. In some cases, neck pain begins with a traumatic incident. For instance, in a whiplash injury the jerking of the head may cause painful sprains or strains in the ligaments and muscles of the neck and shoulders. Pain can come on gradually, for example from working day after day at your computer with tense shoulders and your head in a forward position. Other common culprits include cradling a phone with the shoulder, carrying a heavy purse or sleeping without proper neck support. Conditions such as arthritis or fibromyalgia can also cause the gradual onset of neck pain. PAIN CAN SPREAD! Once tension and pain take hold, other symptoms may develop. Areas surrounding the initial problem may tighten up in a protective response. Ligament injuries and highly irritable spots called trigger points can help pain to extend to other areas. The result can be distant symptoms such as headaches, jaw tension or tingling and pain in the arms or hands. MASSAGE FOR YOUR PAIN Massage can be one of the most effective measures you might seek for relieving neck and shoulder pain. Massage gently kneads away tension and painful muscle spasms, gently encouraging relaxation and increasing circulation. Improved circulation can cleanse tissues of irritating waste products that contribute to pain. Oxygen and nutrients flow to tight or injured areas, helping to reduce discomfort and promote healing. Therepeutic massage can also powerfully support additional treatments for neck pain such as chiropractic, physical therapy or other medical care. There are many different massage techniques. Some focus primarily on relaxing the muscles, while some help heal ligaments or release trigger points in the neck and shoulder area. Others relieve pain by working with fascia, the connective tissue that covers and connects the muscles. All these techniques work to decrease pain, promote fliexibility and help lower the possibility of future injury. THE ROLE OF ALIGNMENT Problems with joint alignment are a common component in pain and and reduced mobility in the neck. Massage relieves muscle tension that can contribute to alignment problems. It can also stretch and lengthen shortened tissues, helping to restore mobility. Massage can increase the effectiveness of other treatments such as chiropractic adjustments, which often proceed more easily and hold longer when combined with a relaxing massage.


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YOUR INDIVIDUALIZED PLAN

Your massage session may begin with a review of your pain level and range of pain-free motion. Your massage therapist can then choose his or her approach, which may address areas of the body that contribute to your pain but are not painful themselves. If you are experiencing severe pain or extreme muscle weakness, consult your primary health care practitioner before receiving massage. Also let your therapist know if you feel numbness, tingling, or other discomforts during a session so that he or she can adjust pressure or technique. Your therapist may recommend a series of sessions depending on the cause and severity of your pain. For the future, you may want to use massage as a preventative measure, scheduling a session as soon as you become aware of increasing tension. STRESS AND PAIN Stressful events or unrelenting minor aggravation can often build to physical discomfort. For example you may have noticed that under stress your shoulders become painfully tight as they creep up toward your ears. Distracting and unpleasant, stress-related tension can also leave you more susceptible to injury, such as when you turn your head suddenly or sleep in an awkward position. Massage calms the nervous system, allowing you to let go and breathe more deeply, which in itself helps release neck and shoulder tension. As you experience deep, restorative relaxation, you may enjoy an increased feeling of overall well being, which can build your reserves to face ongoing stresses, both large and small. SUPPORT FOR YOUR SELF CARE To reduce tension or improve mobility, your massage therapist may recommend stretching or the use of hot and cold applications. She or he may also recommend adjusting your habits at work and at home. For example, if you work at a desk, are your chair, keyboard, and monitor comfortably positioned? At home, does your pillow adequately support your neck? Practicing yoga, tai chi or other movement and relaxation techniques may also help by reducing daily stress and tension. A RETURN TO PAIN FREE MOVEMENT Massage can be a powerful and effective therapy for reducing your neck and shoulder pain. It can improve ease of movement, help your tissues repair, increase relaxation and support other types of treatment. For both immediate pain relief and preventive care, massage can help you more fully enjoy the activities of your work, play and family life!bly positioned? At home, does your pillow adequately support your neck? Practicing yoga, tai chi or other movement and relaxation techniques may also help by reducing daily stress and tension.

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