Inspired Guided Motion
Linda Bradbury 515-991-2651, Ankeny, IA. Therapeutic Massage, Coach, Reiki Master, Craniosacral

Therapeutic Massage

Massage has MANY benefits, some say it is a powerful tool that will help you take charge of your health and well-being.

Once you might have thought of MASSAGE as a luxury through a spa or upscale health club.  Today massage therapy is offered in the business setting, clinics, hospitals, airports to name a few.

Some might ask what is massage?

Massage is a general term for pressing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage may range from light to deep pressure. There are many different types of massage, a few common types are:

Swedish massage. This is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energize you.

Deep massage. This massage technique uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, commonly to help with muscle damage from injuries.

Sports massage. This is similar to Swedish massage, but it's geared toward people involved in sport activities to help prevent or treat injuries.

Massage Practitioners must have attended an accredited school, completed the required hours (600 hours, I graduated from WellSpring of Allied Health with 750 hours), this includes Massage therapy fundamentals, Anatomy & Physiology, Clinical application of bodywork and massage, kinesiology, client communication, heath care referral, pathology, infection control, and injury prevention, business management, law and ethics, wellness and healthy lifestyle and first aid training.

If you are pregnant or seeking medical treatment, discuss massage with your physician prior to scheduling an appointment.