Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy combines science and art to provide a relaxing experience to rejuvenate the mind and body.  By manipulating the soft tissue, muscles and connective tissue, it increases delivery of blood and oxygen to the massaged areas.  This causes warming and decreased pain, promotes relaxation and a sense of well-being.  Some of the numerous physical, mental and emotional benefits of massage are:

  • Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation
  • Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness, and reduces muscle spasms
  • Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy
  • Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments; reduces pain and swelling; reduces formation of excessive scar tissue
  • Treats musculoskeletal problems
  • Enhances athletic performance
  • Treats injuries caused during sport or work
  • Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids and strengthens the immune system
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Helps relieve tension-related headaches and effects of eye-strain
  • Rehabilitation after injury and post operative
  • Fosters peace of mind, promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness, helps relieve mental stress, and enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity
  • Satisfies needs for caring nurturing touch
  • Fosters a feeling of well-being, reduces levels of anxiety
  • Creates body awareness
  • Increases awareness of body-mind connection

Kathleen has been a professional member of The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) for over twenty-six years,  was a certified member of their National Sports Massage Team while it was active  and served on the board of AMTA Minnesota.  She is licensed in the city of Minneapolis.  She specializes in Massage Therapy for relaxation, stress reduction, pain releaf, injury repair and prevention, headache relief and more.  Each treatment is fashioned to meet the client’s individual needs, integrating modalities and techniques that Kathleen has learned over the last twenty-six years, t0 provide a safe and nurturing experience.