Massage is Medicine

Regular massage can decrease anxiety levels, increase levels of the feel-good hormone dopamine, and reduce depression scores.


Massage therapy has been shown to help with pain, anxiety, and feelings of depression related to PMS, as well as other symptoms like water retention.


While student athletes are injured at around the same rate as professional athletes, their growing bodies mean that they’re often injured in different ways. Since bones grow before muscles and tendons do, youth are more susceptible to muscle, tendon, and growth plate injuries. Sprains, strains, growth plate injuries, repetitive motion injuries, and heat-related illness  are among the most common injuries among young athletes.  Massage has a long history, and can be especially effective when dealing with repetitive motion injuries like tennis elbow and runner’s knee.


Session is performed on a massage table while the client is covered by a sheet.  Draping will be used during the session – only the area being worked on will be uncovered. 


When you arrive 10 minutes early, we will have time for you to use the restroom and discuss treatment.  I will leave the room so that you can undress and get under the sheet.  I will knock before I return and begin your session.  I will be using shea butter to facilitate manipulation of your muscles.  If you have any questions during the session, please let me know.  At the end of the session, I will leave the room again so that you can redress.  When you are ready and open the door, I will take payment and reschedule based on your proposed treatment plan.


The massage you receive is provided for the basic purpose of relaxation and relief of muscular tension. If you experience any pain or discomfort during this session, please immediately inform me so that the pressure and/or technique may be adjusted to your level of comfort.


Massage should not be construed as a substitute for medical examination, diagnosis, or treatment and you should see a physician, chiropractor or other qualified medical specialist for any mental or physical ailment that you are aware of.


Massage therapists are not physicians and are not qualified to perform spinal or skeletal adjustments, diagnose, prescribe, or treat any physical or mental illness, and nothing said in the course of the session given should be construed as such.


Massage therapy is one of the oldest forms of "medicine" - it's human instinct to use touch for pain relief and comfort. There is nothing sexual  or sensual about true massage therapy. You can expect total comfort, modesty, safety, and security with a skilled, licensed, professional massage therapist, just as you would expect with any other healthcare practitioner. Your safety and comfort is my highest priority.


It was a breath of fresh air to receive bodywork from AJ. She is a very knowledgeable therapist who has the ability to apply mindful stretches, exacting myofascial work, and soothing energy work to allow for greater tissue access and release of restriction. I’m so happy to have finally have my deep seated physical imbalances worked out without ever having my autonomics sent into overdrive.  -Tamsone B.

She knows exactly where my trigger points are and does a great job to release them! She gets a 10/10 from me!  -Kim E.

Didn't think a massage would help as much as it did . You know what you talking about and you very good at what you do . Can't wait to come back.  -Tricia P.

I have never had a massage before and AJ made me feel totally relaxed and comfortable and walked me through the whole experience with complete and total patience.  -Beth C.

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