massage

Stephani offers intuitive therapeutic massage with a blend of various modalities like Swedish and Deep Tissue, incorporating my knowledge of Anusara’s Universal Principles of Alignment to realign the body. (Learn more about alignment below.)

Swedish Massage: a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart.  It involves the use of kneading, stroking, friction, tapping, and vibration and may provide relief from stiffness, numbness, pain, constipation, and other health problems. The main purpose is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. It shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load.

Deep tissue Massage: a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots (also known as “adhesions.”)

Treatment details

$80 / 1 hour
$105 / 1.5 hour  
$130 / 2 hours

Payment methods: cash or check accepted.

Offered in-office (central Tucson)

benefits

  • alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion
  • assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays
  • ease medication dependence
  • enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system
  • exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles
  • help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts
  • improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin
  • increase joint flexibility
  • lessen depression and anxiety
  • promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks
  • pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation
  • reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling
  • reduce spasms and cramping
  • relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles
  • release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller
  • relieve migraine pain
  • decreased anxiety
  • enhanced sleep quality
  • greater energy
  • improved concentration
  • increased circulation
  • reduced fatigue

According to Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals