Though most are familiar with what massage therapy is, not all are aware of the holistic health benefits, nor have they ever received a professional massage. Given that it is estimated that over 90% of disease is stress related, it stands to reason that since receiving regular bodywork is stress reducing, it prevents disease.
There are many different forms of therapeutic massage therapy that range from using long, smooth strokes with oil, to using deeper, more penetrating and therapeutic pressure. Some techniques don’t use oil at all and rely on rocking, stretching and rapid pounding to relax and rejuvenate you. And there are sometimes vast differences in execution from holistic massage therapist to holistic massage therapist even when they are using the same technique. It is for this reason that many people become very loyal when they find a massage therapist they like.
Regardless of the technique, massage benefits include increased flexibility and mobility, and relief of muscle tension and pain. Additional therapeutic massage benefits are improved circulation by bringing oxygen and other nutrients to body tissues, and the clearing of lactic acid and other wastes, which reduces pain and stiffness in muscles and joints. All in all, therapeutic massage is an important part of a holistic approach to your overall health.
Therapeutic Massage Fees
Acorn’s fee for a 60-minute massage is $80. A 90-minute massage is $110. Appointments are scheduled with one of our team of fabulous massage therapists, all of whom are experienced prenatal massage therapists: Tsadae Neway, Cherish Solet, Faith Cornwall and Masja van der Hoog.
Gift Certificates are available.