Celebrating 18 Years of Service
BIO - NICOLE NAHMIAS, LMT
Benefits of Masssage
Massage is beneficial on so many levels, Mind, Body & Spirit. Listen with love to your body's messages.
Our biography becomes our biology. Every experience, positive and negative, goes to a cellular level in the body. The body can hold on to traumas both physical and emotional. Stress is very real and it can lead to disorders and disease. We live in very stressful times and massage therapy is the antidote to stress. The body, like everything else in life, is a mirror of our inner thoughts and beliefs. The body is always talking to us, if we only take the time to listen. Every cell within your body responds to every single thought you think and every word you speak. Continuous modes of thinking and speaking produce body behaviors and postures and eases or dis-eases. I believe 50% of your health is attitude. New thought patterns or affirmations can be used to create health.
Don't wait for a special occasion to "treat" yourself to a massage. Massage is not a luxury - it's a necessity!
Sometimes it's not easy to relax. Schedule a massage and unplug from your stress. We can help you relax, breathe and reconnect with your mind, body and spirit. Simple exercises will help you connect with your breath and we offer guided meditation to help you "mentally get on the massage table."
Increase Flexibility / Active Isolated Stretch
Stretching is good!
Muscles naturally have the tendency to contract and shorten. We need to be flexible with elongated and sinuous muscles.
Active Isolated Stretch (AIS) techniques during your massage treatment can assist in achieving longer muscles that help the body move freely.
Muscles receptors in the muscle send messages to the brain. The brain controls the body and when the brain detects a muscle being overstretched, it triggers a protective stretch reflex. Other muscles groups are called upon to assist the overstretched muscle.
Performing an AIS of no longer than 2 seconds confuses the brain and allows the target muscle to optimally lengthen without triggering the protective stretch reflex. These stretches provide maximum benefit and can be accomplished without opposing tension.
Reciprocal inhibition states that the muscle on one side of a joint must relax in order for the opposing muscle to contract.
Aromatherapy involves more than fragrance. Plant essential oils have therapeutic powers in addition to beneficial fragrance and all are antiseptic. Other oils have the power to comfort.
Aromatherapy can alter brain waves and behavior.
Aromatherapy can reduce the perception of stress, increase contentment, and decrease levels of cortisol, the "stress hormone."
Lavender aromatherapy has indeed been shown to reduce crying in infants and promote sleep in infants and adults.
Different aromatherapy scents bring different effects in people and studies showed that aromatherapy massage can have some beneficial effects on anxiety and depression.
Massage with aromatherapy provides stronger and more continuous relief from fatigue -- especially mental fatigue.