What’s in a name?
Metamorphic Massage: From rocks to butterfly wings

Often clients come to me for a massage with “rocks” or knots in their shoulders. I apply both heat and pressure and, like rocks under heat and pressure, change occurs. Stiff shoulders become flexible, and hard and lumpy rocks transform into a flowing, lighter way of being, like butterfly wings emerging in a metamorphic process. At the end of a massage session, my clients leave with butterfly wings instead of rocks.

– Nikki Nichols, LMP

What can I offer you?

I am dedicated to empowering you, my clients, in your own healing. Based on your personal needs, I partner with you to create a unique treatment plan, including assessment, massage, education and homecare suggestions. My techniques include Sports massage, myofascial release, muscle energy techniques, deep tissue, Swedish, hot stone, and pregnancy massage

I offer personal attention for an uninterrupted session, so that you may feel well cared for, listened to and understood.

I combine my skills as I treat my clients. In addition, my certification trainings in both orthopedic (medical) massage and sports massage allows me to offer a wide range of treatments.

 

See Insurance Providers tab for a complete listing of the insurance companies I work with, along with my studio hours.

What are the benefits of massage?

Research has verified both physical and mental benefits of therapeutic massage.

Physical Benefits of Massage Therapy

  • Enhances athletic performance
  • Rehabilitation after injury caused during sport or work
  • Rehabilitation post operative
  • Treats musculoskeletal problems
  • Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Helps relieve muscle spasms, tension and stiffness
  • Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments;
  • Reduces pain and swelling;
  • Reduces formation of excessive scar tissue
  • Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation
  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Helps relieve tension-related headaches and effects of eye-strain
  • Enhances the health and nourishment of skin
  • Improves posture
  • Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy

Mental Benefits of Massage Therapy

  • Fosters peace of mind
  • Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness
  • Helps relieve mental stress
  • Improves ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately
  • Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity
  • Emotional Benefits
  • Satisfies needs for caring nurturing touch
  • Fosters a feeling of well-being
  • Reduces levels of anxiety
  • Creates body awareness
  • Increases awareness of mind-body connection

(Source: American Massage Therapy Association)

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