Monday - Saturday, 10:30am to 10pm|
Some Sundays, by request.
Whole Health Massage and Spa is located in Alexandria, Virginia near Old Town and the beltway, Rt. 1. and Telegraph Road. It is walking distance to/from the metro at Huntington Avenue.|
Phone - (703) 960-5720|
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Friendly, professional, confident and good-humored.|
Client-centered and custom-suited massage therapy and Hot Stone therapy.
|Philosophy:||Balance is essential for harmony. Intention is key.|
|Why some people resist receiving massage:||Some people don't like anything new. Fear of unknown... I have a solution: education. One step at a time. Some people have undergone abuse: physical, sexual, emotional which has affected their relationship with touch in a negative way. The issue becomes trust, and I work slowly with these people and Hot Stone therapy offers a bridge as it is the healing stones that do the touching. Energywork is also a good beginning. Trauma can be overcome. Everbody needs to be touched. The vibration of a positive and qualified therapsist who focus' on your well-being can be extremely healing in many senses of the word. Other people are concerned that they will be exposed or that the therapist will judge them. I keep my clients covered with "draping" techniques that provide you with a sense of security and warmth. And I surely won't judge you; I want to help, not hurt.|
Drinking plenty of water helps the rate of detoxification, natural muscle waste removal, and promotes the health of all tissues. Water flushes the lactic acid which may be released during massage and cause muscle soreness. Massage is a wonderful way to benefit health and wellness especially in conjunction with eating right, sleeping well, exercise, stretching, and enjoyable living.|
The scapulas (shoulder blades), sternum (breast bone), and sacrum (lower back bone) are responsible for the manufacturing of white blood cells in the body. To stimulate these areas is to increase the productivity of the immune system since white blood cells fight infection. In massage therapy, therapists use tapotement and other percussive techniques to enhance the immunities. It is interesting that people naturally pat each other on the back to provide some comfort. Also, rocking the body causes the brain to excrete certain chemicals which aid in relaxation. In massage we use the Trager technique to gently rock the client. Very interesting how babies are rocked to sleep and people who are grieving often rock themselves instinctively.
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