Bringing the intention of health and healing to the body can result in deep relaxation. This allows cellular repair to muscles and also the circulation and respiratory systems. Often I have said the message of pain is a blessing and a curse - once you have listened and attended to your body using therapeutic massage you realize you can be a much more active participant in your health, in many cases reducing the use of over-the-counter and prescription medication. The "curse" is you can't ignore it any longer.
Many different techniques can be used:
Benefits of massage range from bringing calm and comfort to infants to someone in their last days. In my practice, these are a few of the tangible benefits experienced by my clients:
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Relieving muscle contractions provides greater range of motion through the closest joint
Reducing muscle pain provides better balance, more stamina in the body
Reduce headache frequency
Better quality sleep
Reduce or remove discomfort from plantar fasciitis
Effective alternative to carpal tunnel surgery
Reduce or remove need for over-the-counter medication like Advil (NSAIDS)
Better manage the changes of pregnancy
Help ready the body for delivery of the baby
Comfort and reduction of anxiety
Increased vitality for geriatric patients
Alleviate severity of sinus congestion
Identify and reduce swelling discomfort from lymph system
Phone: 651-470-3687 Address: 821 Raymond Avenue, Suite 130 Saint Paul MN 55114
"Meredith is a gifted massage therapist. She understands the body and attends to what parts need the greatest attention, working those areas with skill and just the right degree of intensity. Each time she works on me I make progress toward a healthier me. She gives her services with great integrity, always with an open heart. You will be very happy to work with her on your health and wellness."
- Catherine R.D.
"Heart of the Earth" Photo by Dani Porter Born
This is my hand on one of my favorite foots...if you know me, this does not surprise you. If we will meet in the future, you should know that I am amazed by every single person. I find the body to be an incredible marvel everyday. I came to massage therapy in 2002 after becoming a mother and leaving the advertising agency business. And most people who know me find this an impossible fact - because being a massage therapist is so clearly the authentic calling in my life. I am also an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and play the string bass with The Ladies Music Club and Chapel Strings Orchestra.