Massage Therapy

 What is Massage Therapy and Bodywork?

Massage Therapy encourages the parasympathetic nervous system to function in order to encourage natural healing.  Many people, due to pain an hectic lifestyles, function in the “fight or flight” (sympathetic nervous system) mode.  This fatigues muscles and weakens the immune system.  Healing cannot occur as well or as quickly in this state.


Massage Therapy also increases circulation by 3x – 4x the normal rate and releases endorphins and enkephalins, the body’s natural “feel good” hormones.  Stress reduction, relief from muscular pain and spasms, all benefit from Massage Therapy.  Massage helps to diminish scars/scar tissue and is beneficial for women in all stages of pregnancy.  Specific diseases and disorders that benefit greatly from Massage Therapy are fibromayalgia, Parkinson’s, ALS, TMJD, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and neuralgia’s.

Persons with uncontrolled high blood pressure, blood clots, history of blood clots, blood thinners, or circulatory problems should consult their physician before receiving Massage Therapy.


What are the types of Bodywork offered at ITM?

Medical Massage:

Medical Massage is designed to work on a specific problem or injury.  Techniques utilized in the medical massage session are, but not limited to, myofacial releases, deep cross fiber friction, ETPS, positional releases, trigger point therapy ad sound therapy.

~  1/2 hour or 1 hour sessions are available depending on the reason.

Therapeutic Touch:

This is a form of energy work that provides a sense of deep relaxation and ease of being.  TT can also decrease physical and emotional disorder, pain and anxiety.

~  1 hour or 11/2 hour sessions are available.


Other types of bodywork may be available.  Call the studio for more information.  614-253-6683