Massage therapy involves techniques for palpating and moving skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Therapeutic massage dates back to the ancient civilizations of China, Japan, India, Egypt, Greece and Rome. During a massage, the therapist typically uses gliding, kneading and tapping movements. Swedish massage, deep tissue massage and sports massage are among the most common forms of massage therapy. According to the Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, “an estimated 18 million Americans received massage therapy in 2006.”

Benefits of Massage Therapy

People use massage therapy for a variety of health conditions. Massage therapy reduces stress and results in decreased anxiety, enhanced sleep quality, more energy, improved concentration, increased circulation and reduced fatigue. Although scientific research on massage is limited, the Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine cites an analysis suggesting that a single session of massage therapy can reduce state anxiety and multiple massage sessions can reduce trait anxiety.

Lindsay Meade received her massage therapy and a Natural Therapy Specialist certificate from New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics in 2003.

She began her practice in Nob Hill at Earthwise Therapeutics. She continues to practice massage therapy as an adjunct to acupuncture and believes that is it important in prevented health care.

The modalities she uses are Swedish and deep tissue massage, Polarity, Cranial Sacral, Pregnancy massage and Shiatsu.

Massage Rates:

$80 – 1 hour

$45 – ½ hour

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