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Therapeutic Massage


Research shows that massage decreases muscle tension, increases circulation and calms the nervous system. The result is a cascade of physical and mental benefits that can help alleviate a wide variety of conditions. At Compassion Wellness Center, we bring wellness to your body through therapeutic massage.

Benefits of Massage Therapy

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related; perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high levels of stress. Massage therapy is an effective tool for managing stress as well as alleviating its symptoms. This can result in:


  • Decreased anxiety

  • Enhanced sleep quality

  • More energy

  • Improved focus and concentration

  • Increased circulation

  • Reduced fatigue


Massage therapy can also address a number of specific health issues. It can:


  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion
  • Help produce a shorter, easier labor for expecting mothers, and a shorter hospital stay
  • Reduce dependence on medications
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating blood flow to the lymph system, the body’s natural defense system
  • Stretch and exercise weak, tight or atrophied muscles
  • Help athletes, of any caliber, prepare for and recover from strenuous workouts
  • Improve the condition of the skin, the body’s single largest organ
  • Increase joint flexibility
  • Reduce depression and anxiety
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients, through the blood, into tissues and vital organs, also improving circulation
  • Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling
  • Alleviate spasms and cramping
  • Relax and soften injured, tired and overused muscles
  • Release endorphins, amino acids that work as the body’s natural analgesic
  • Relieve migraine and cluster headaches

A typical Swedish massage usually consists of five types of moves. Below are the five moves in Swedish massage. They can be used in any order and is part of the basics of Swedish massage.


  • Effleurage – making long and gliding strokes along the body. 

  • Petrissage – Simply put this technique looks like you are kneading dough. 

  • Tapotement – This is the gentle pounding of the body like the motion you are drumming. 

  • Vibration – This is the rhythmic and rapid shaking of the body. 

  • Friction – This is worked on your muscle fibers and is done using circular or perpendicular motions


The use of oil also helps in creating friction. It is commonly used in Swedish massage. What type of massage oil that is used depends on the masseuse. It can be as simple as plain old regular oil or they can be scented.  Besides creating friction, the oil also helps in stretching of the muscles.


If you are feeling fatigued, exhausted, or feeling discomfort in the joints getting a massage from a specialist at Compassion Wellness Center can help alleviate the aches and pains. Today there are many types of massages available. From deep tissue massage to sports massage, many of these massages of which were based from the foundation of the Swedish massage. No matter which type of massage you use there are many available out there. So for the days you want some time to just relax or unwind head out for a massage or a spa. You will find many available around you and all over the country.

The Swedish massage is an excellent way to relax you muscles and get them ready operating in a faster amount of time.

Myofascial Release
Deep Tissue


Fascia is a tough connective tissue which spreads throughout the body in a three dimensional web from head to foot. Scarring, poor posture, inflammatory processes and trauma can change the integrity of the fascia by producing excessive pressure on pain sensitive structures (i.e. nerves, blood vessels, muscles etc.). Since many standardized tests such as x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans and EMG, do not show fascial restrictions, many clients suffering from pain and/or loss of motion go undiagnosed. Myofascial Release has been used to address carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, menstrual discomfort, and infertility. This introductory course is designed to be an exciting hands-on experience providing a logical/intuitive approach for the evaluation and treatment of the entire body.


We have over 7,000 nerve endings on the soles of our feet. This makes them quite sensitive and responsive to the sensory iput of reflexology.


Reflexology approaches the body as a whole with interrelated systems. For example, working the sinus points alone do not necessarily relieve a headache.Your reflexologist stimulates all the reflex points, supporting overall well-being and enabling your body to concentrate healing energies wherever they are needed. 

Thai Massage


This ancient massage technique is said to address both physical and emotional aspects of a person.  In traditional Thai massage, the recipient remains clothed during a treatment.  There is constant body contact between the giver and reciever, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked.  The concept of metta (loving kindness) is based on Bhuddist teachings, an integral part of this practice.  The practice of Thai massage follows along lines in the body ("sen") to open meridians and energy pathways.  A full session is one to two hours including rythimic pressing and stretching of the entire body bringing it back to a state of wholeness, balance and allignment.  

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