Massage Therapy


Back Massage Book a massage appointment with our in house therapist Chrissy by calling or texting (919) 332-0388   Massage therapy is defined as the manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) performed with the intention of supporting the health and well-being of the recipient. People are drawn to massage for countless reasons, ranging from relaxation and rejuvenation to therapeutic work and rehabilitation.   Regular massage can help counteract and stabilize postural imbalances caused by repetitive actions occurring in our daily lives, for example sitting at a desk for long periods of time, or a rigorous physical training regime. Neurologically, in just one session the brain begins to release endorphins- the body’s natural pain killer and mood lifter- and dopamine and serotonin, hormones that are crucial for maintaining a sense of calm and relaxation. Just one single massage session can be enough to help lower heart rate, blood pressure, cortisol and insulin levels while simultaneously relaxing tense muscles and relieving postural stress- something almost every one of us experiences on a day to day basis.   Massage therapy is safe for everyone and each session is customized by the parameters of your specific needs, requests, and obstacles so that you and your body receive the most possible benefits following each treatment. Almost immediately during a session, cortisol levels begin to decrease and endorphins are produced, meaning less stress and more space for healing. As blood flow increases, circulation and oxygen uptake improve, the immune system is stimulated, and the body begins to break down toxins and other harmful chemicals stored in our tissues.   Massage relaxes our muscles, releases tension, breaks down scar tissue and adhesions and restores muscular imbalances. It can help athletes prepare for and recover from strenuous training by rehabilitating soft tissue injuryand micro-tears, and reducing repetitive strain and muscle overuse injuries stemming from daily activities.   It’s no surprise that the happier we are, the healthier we seem to become: with an estimated 90% of disease being, in some way, stress related, receiving regular massage therapy is a safe, gentle and accessible ally for basic healthcare for everyone.   Book a massage appointment with our in house therapist Chrissy by calling or texting (919) 332-0388