Massage therapy is recognized as one of the oldest methods of healing,
with references in medical texts nearly 4,000 years old. In fact,
Hippocrates, known as the "father of medicine," referenced massage
when he wrote, in the 4th century B.C.: "The physician must be
acquainted with many things, and assuredly with rubbing."

Now days, in addition to "rubbing," massage therapy, often referred to as
bodywork or somatic therapy, refers to the application of various
techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the body that
include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, vibration, rocking,
friction, kneading and compression using primarily the hands, although
massage therapists do use other areas of the body, such as the
forearms, elbows or feet. All of the techniques are used for the benefit of
the musculoskeletal, circulatory-lymphatic, nervous, and other systems
of the body. In fact, massage therapy positively influences the overall
health and well-being of the client:
Physical and Mental Benefits

* relaxes the whole body
* loosens tight muscles
* relieves tired and aching muscles
* increases flexibility and range of motion
* diminishes chronic pain
* calms the nervous system
* lowers blood pressure
* lowers heart rate
* enhances skin tone
* assists in recovery from injuries and illness
* strengthens the immune system
* reduces tension headaches
* reduces mental stress
* improves concentration
* promotes restful sleep
* aids in mental relaxation

I offer a wide variety of modalities that will enable you to relax, rid
yourself of stress and begin to feel an over all sense of wellness. So
explore my site and if interested please make an appointment. You'll not
be disappointed.
Leslie Allmand Eckstein LMT
Cell: 860-671-1741
Office: 860-364-1633
Now Available - Bamboo Massage
Bamboo Massage has been in use for centuries. Bamboo
has been a vital part of everyday life throughout South East
Asia. No one knows who first started to use bamboo tools to
help ease the tired muscles of family members but it was
only natural that they would fashion massage tools out of
the material that had come to signify good luck, long life,
friendship, peace and harmony.
Also Available Hot Stone Massage
The therapeutic benefits of a hot stone massage have been around for
centuries.  Basalt stones are heated by water in an electric roaster. The heated
stones are then placed strategically along pressure points to help melt away
tension creating a calming atmosphere. Stress, deadlines, anxiety, and other life
annoyances disappear long enough for your mind to relax at the deepest level.
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