NOW HIRING Massage Therapist
Our wellness sanctuary is a place to honor and care for yourself- to stop doing, and start being. We offer Reiki and Massage. Whether you need to rebalance your chakras or release muscle tension or just need a little chance to get away from it all, we can help you relax and refresh. Come and see why so many people feel that we offer the very best massage in the Hickory Area. We are conveniently located off HWY 127 in the Viewmont Planet Fitness complex.
Our therapists have collectively over 60 years experience and are still learning new and improved ways to help each client.
What is massage therapy used for?
Massage therapy is used to help manage a health condition or enhance wellness. It involves manipulating the soft tissues of the body. Massage has been practiced in most cultures, both Eastern and Western, throughout human history, and was one of the earliest tools that people used to try to relieve pain.
What are the different types of massage?
The term “massage therapy” includes many techniques. The most common form of massage therapy in Western countries is called Swedish or classical massage; it is the core of most massage training programs. Other styles include sports massage, clinical massage to accomplish specific goals such as releasing muscle spasms, and massage traditions derived from Eastern cultures, such as Shiatsu and Tuina.
Do massages help pain?
Massage therapy has been studied for several types of pain, including low-back pain, neck and shoulder pain, pain from osteoarthritis of the knee, and headaches. Along with stress, anxiety, depression, lymphatic drainage, and so much more.
What is Reiki and how can it help me?
Reiki is an energy healing technique in which a Reiki master (who has undergone formal training in this healing art) uses gentle hand movements with the intention to guide the flow of healthy energy (what's known in Reiki as life force energy) through the client's body to reduce stress and promote healing.
What are the potential health benefits of Reiki?
Reiki is linked to a range of physical and emotional health benefits, including better sleep, improved mood, and pain relief in published studies. Research suggests Reiki helps the body return to a state of relaxation, which allows it to potentially better heal from damage brought on by stress, injury, or disease.
What happens during a Reiki session?
During a session, a Reiki practitioner will gently move their hands above, hovering close to the body, or with gentle touch in a series of positions. Each hand position focuses on a different part of the body — including the head, shoulders, stomach, and feet — and is held for roughly 3 to 10 minutes, depending on the person’s needs. For example, the practitioner may gently place their palm on your forehead or they may place their hands at the sides of your face. There is very little to no talking during sessions, which typically last between 60 and 90 minutes. An essential piece is the presence and state of being of the Reiki practitioner, whose training also includes ways to support their own “grounding.”