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What is Massage Therapy?
Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well being to all ages and walks of life.
Stress, anxiety, depression, and other health problems can be improved by the power of touch...one of the oldest and simplest forms of medical care used to ease pain and anxiety and to promote good health. Also, it is beneficial to people who have special challenges like serious debilitating injury, stroke, neuromuscular disease, MS or fibromyalgia.
How does Massage work?
A gentle massage affects the nervous system through nerve endings in the skin, stimulating the release of endorphins, the body's natural 'feel good' chemicals. Endorphins induce relaxation and a sense of well-being, to relieve pain and reduce stress chemicals such as cortisol. A massage also helps reverse the damaging effects of stress by slowing the heart rate, respiration and lowering high blood pressure. Strong massages stimulate blood circulation to improve oxygen and nutrients to body tissues and help the lymphatic system to flush away waste products. It also eases tense, knotted muscles and stiff joints, improving mobility and flexibility.
What are some of the main benefits of Massage?
About our Massage Therapist...
Jay Worthey has been involved in bodywork for more than 20 years, including the last 12 years as a professional massage therapist in Edwardsville, IL. He attended Northern Arizona Massage Therapy Institute in Sedona, Arizona, and his professional career started at the Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa, where he offered massage services in an Ayurveda-themed spa.
Jay Worthey LMT can tailor your treatments to fit your needs, and he has successfully treated soft tissue injuries, chronic pain patterns, back and neck issues, and more-advanced conditions like SI joint problems, thoracic outlet syndrome, frozen shoulder, and TMJ. Even if you just need that "one hour vacation" kind of relaxation, he can accommodate your needs and offers a specialized massage around Edwardsville, IL. Jay looks forward to the opportunity to serve you. Representing a wide spectrum of techniques, he has been trained in multiple modalities, including:
For more information on pricing and available appointments, please contact our offices at 618-254-1100.
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