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Got Back Pain? Call Us!

Posted on: Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:49am By: Alice

Got back pain? Call us!

Low back pain is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States. Everyone knows someone who suffers from back pain and most Americans will suffer from it some time in their life.  In spite of its prevalence, successful treatment of low back pain remains elusive. No one has consistently good statistics in the treatment of low back pain.

 

What can we offer you?

We cannot promise results. However, we can promise this:

Why Give the Gift of Massage? Why Choose Massage St. Louis?

Posted on: Wed, 12/19/2012 - 10:05pm By: Alice

Why give the gift of massage?

As you are making your gift-giving choices, we hope you will think about giving the gift of massage. Why would you want to give massage? There are many reasons.

You won't have to worry about color or size.

It won't add to their "stuff."

It won't make them gain weight.

It may actually inspire them to take better care of themselves.

If you know someone who is tense, tired, or strained, it will give them a break and allow them to relax.

If you know someone who gets a nagging ache between the shoulders, it will give them some relief.

If you know someone who suffers from chronic pain, it may help reduce it and could be their first step towards recovery.

You could improve the quality of their life.

It's eco-friendly. It won't get shipped from halfway across the planet and uses very little natural resources.

It supports small, local business.

Almost everyone loves it. They will thank you!

 

Now Available: Hot Stone Massage! $90 Introductory Rate!

Posted on: Tue, 12/18/2012 - 2:16pm By: Alice

I don't usually go for spa treatments, but a few years ago I had the opportunity to take a hot stone massage class and I really liked it. People make all sorts of dubious claims about it. I'll just say this: it feels good and is relaxing. That's good enough!

What is hot stone massage? People do it differently. Some simply place heated stones on the body. The warmth and sensation of weight are pleasant and relaxing. Others will massage you with warm stones. This can feel very, very good, especially during the winter months when it's so cold outside. I do both. While my routine may vary, I generally start with the client face down and place the stones on their back, allowing the warm weight to help the person relax and "pre-treat" the back, the most common area of tension. Then the backs of the legs and the feet are massaged with the hot stones. When that is completed, the stones are removed from the back and the back, low back, hips, and shoulders are massaged with the warm stones. Most people find this very, very pleasant.

Pushing Into Muscle: Are We Really Doing What We Think We Are Doing?

Posted on: Mon, 05/14/2012 - 2:24am By: Alice

We massage therapists are taught a lot about muscles. We also study bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, fascia. We learn a little about physiology, about other systems of the body, and some lip service is paid to the role of the nervous system in the relaxation response and to how the brain mediates the changes brought about by massage. But mostly we pay attention to muscles. We talk about which muscles are tight, find “knots” in them, and “release” them by pushing into them and/or stretching them with our hands, fingers, forearms, and elbows.

A Gentle Approach to Alleviating Neck Pain

Posted on: Fri, 05/11/2012 - 8:49pm By: Alice

Recently an older, somewhat frail woman came into my office. She has a serious condition that requires ongoing treatment and the primary condition creates numerous other serious health problems. In spite of this, she maintains a cheerful disposition and endures it all with acceptance.

A dear friend of hers thought that she might like a soothing massage and sent her to me, trusting that my experience and training would allow for both a pleasant and safe experience. The client consulted with her doctor about what would be permissible and what should be avoided and had his consent to have gentle massage.

Besides her complicated and generally frail condition, the client had osteoporosis and had suffered several broken bones as a result. Clearly, this was someone who needed to be handled very gently.

And she had neck pain.

Mother's Day Massage Gift Certificate Special! Buy One, Get a $15 Certificate for Yourself!

Posted on: Tue, 04/17/2012 - 1:36pm By: Alice

Moms really like massage! Whether it's getting a break from the busyness of motherhood or getting relief from physical aches, moms love massage!

In honor of Mother's Day, we have a special offer: buy a gift certificate for at least one hour of massage and receive a free $15 certificate for yourself, redeemable at your next massage appointment. Free $15 certificate will be emailed to the purchaser automatically. If you live out of town or will not be able to use it, if you like you can give it to anyone you choose. Please note, this certificate has no cash value, may not be combined with other discounts or offers, and may not be used with a gift certificate. However, if you give it to the recipient of the purchased gift certificate, they may use it when they come for their next massage appointment.

Massage for Couples Classes: June 9, 2012 and July 14, 2012

Posted on: Thu, 04/12/2012 - 11:49am By: Alice

Have you ever wanted to do massage at home with your partner but didn't know where to start? Do you try doing massage but get tired quickly? Are you wondering how to please your partner, who keeps asking for "harder," without hurting yourself? If so, you need to take one of the Massage for Couples classes I'll be teaching at Forest Park Community College on Saturday, June 9 or Saturday, July 14, 2012.

This class is ideal for couples, athletes, dancers, performing artists, and anyone else who would like to learn simple massage techniques they can use at home.

Massage for Couples Class: Sat. 2/11/12 & Sat. 2/18/12

Posted on: Tue, 01/03/2012 - 9:46pm By: Alice

Late breaking news: As of 1/22/12 the class for 2/11/12 is full and there is room for one couple on 2/18/12. This class will be offered again during the summer session. To stay informed, "Like" us on Facebook (link at bottom of this page) or follow us on Twitter: massagestl.


 

Have you ever wanted to do massage at home with your partner but didn't know where to start? Do you try doing massage but get tired quickly? Are you wondering how to please your partner, who keeps asking for "harder," without hurting yourself? If so, you need to take one of the Massage for Couples classes I'll be teaching at Forest Park Community College on Saturday, February 11 or Saturday, February 18, 2012.

This class is ideal for couples who would like to massage each other at home, athletes, dancers, performing artists, and anyone else who would like to learn simple massage techniques they can use at home.

Online Scheduling for Massage Appointments Now Available!

Posted on: Thu, 12/01/2011 - 12:34pm By: Alice

We're excited to announce the availability of online scheduling for massage appointments! No more phone tag, you can schedule an appointment at any time of the day or night.

To schedule an appointment, go to the "contact" page and find the "Schedule appointment" button. You'll be taken to the scheduling page where you'll be able to create a profile and then make an appointment. After your profile is set up once, you won't have to do it again for future appointments.

Not all available appointments are listed online. If you can't find a convenient time or want to check about last-minute availability, contact us by email or call 314-670-0650 and leave a voice message. Remember to speak your phone number slowly and clearly! We'll call you back as soon as we're able and see what we can do to accommodate your needs.

We're thrilled to offer this convenience to our clients. We appreciate your business and want to make it easy for you! Let us know how it works for you. Thanks!

Holiday Special: 20% Discount on Massage Gift Certificates!

Posted on: Thu, 12/01/2011 - 12:13pm By: Alice

Now through the end of December we're offering a 20% discount for online purchases of gift certificate orders of $70 or more. You can buy massage gift certificates at any time of the day or night with your credit card. You can print them out instantly for personal delivery or you can have them emailed directly to the recipient. It's very convenient, especially for those who live at a distance - even a foreign country - or for last-minute gift-giving.

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