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    Community

    "It is the heart that understands and the hands that soothe."
    —Martha Rogers

    Even though we didn’t come up with that saying, we live and work with it in our hearts everyday.

    Wellness is an integral part of our practice in the field of massage therapy. Not only in our minds, body, and soul, but, wellness within the community. We live and work in the great City of Fort Worth and it is only natural for us to give back to Fort Worth.

    We have support local charities that represent Fort Worth at its best. Here is a list of organizations we support:

    The Women's Center - http://www.thewomenscenter.org/
    Wedgewood 6th Grade, University Christian Church

    If you would like to help our community, or have a charity that you would like for us to participate, please contact us!

    TCU Purple Fridays

    Show your love for the Horned Frogs by coming in Fridays during football season wearing purple and receive $15 off on any 1 hour massage. TCU affinity card holders gets $15 of any 1 hour massage any day when you show your affinity card.

    Check out our neighbors in the West 7th Corridor after your massage. They will have Purple Fridays specials too. Click here for all the specials at West 7th.

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    services

    Our goal is to tailor to your experience based on initial interview information, as wells as in-the-minute feedback during the massage in order to insure your comfort and satisfaction.

    We offer massages that are effective, yet respectful of your personal boundaries, therefore the experience is relaxing and energizing for both you and your therapist. We are mindful of the overall experience, using quality oils and lotions, appropriate scents, and soothing music (as you prefer.)

    We offer massage in a variety of styles. Click here to view our menu of services.

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    history of massage

    Massage therapy has been around since the ancient world and is practiced all over the world. Massage therapy came to the United Sates in 1856 and was introduced by the Taylor brothers. As the health care system in the United States became influenced by biomedicine and technology in the early 1900s, physicians began assigning massage duties to nurses. In the 1970's, massage therapy industry grew alongside with the fitness industry.

    As the industry grows, the American Association of Masseurs and Masseuses was born in 1943 and over time it became the American Massage Therapy Association. The AMTA evolved to represent professional masseurs and masseuses. The Associated Bodywork of Massage Professionals was founded in 1987 as the organization that would include not only massage therapists, but also current and emerging bodywork styles. In 1996, the ABMP has 15,000 members and as of 2006, it has grown to 57,000 members and is currently the largest organization that serves massage therapists.

    *Source Massage Therapy Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition by Susan G. Salvo

    Massage therapy is a rapid growing industry with minimal competitors. The public and the medical community have accepted massage therapy. No longer just an enjoyable pastime and means of relieving stress, massage has become an important component in treating many types of injuries and medical conditions and enhancing athletic performance.

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    benefits of massage

    Effects of massage on the cardiovascular system:

    Dilates blood vessels
    Improves blood circulation
    Decreases blood pressure
    Creates hyperemia and reduces ischemia
    Stimulates release of acetylcholine and histamine
    Replenishes nutritive materials
    Promotes removal of waste products
    Reduces heart and pulse rates
    Increase stroke volume
    Increases red blood and white blood cell count
    Increases oxygen saturation in blood
    Enhances the adhesion of migrating white blood cells

    Effects of massage on the lymphatic and the immune system:

    Promotes lymph circulation
    Reduces edema
    Decreases the circumference of an area affected with edema
    Decreases weight in patients with edema
    Increases lymphocyte count
    Increases the number of function of natural killer cells, CD4 cells and CD4/CD8 ratio

    Effects on massage on the skin and related structures:

    Increases skin temperature
    Improves skin condition
    Stimulates oil glands

    Effects of massage on the nervous and the endocrine system:

    Reduces stress, anxiety, depression, pain and analgesic use
    Promotes relaxation
    Increases dopamine and serotonin levels
    Reduces cortisol and norephineephrine, ephinephrine levels
    Activates sensory receptors
    Faster and more elaborate development of the hippocampal region of the brain

    Effects of massage on muscles:

    Relieves muscular tension
    Relaxes muscles
    Reduces muscle soreness, fatigue and trigger point formation
    Manually separates muscle fibers
    Increases range of motion, flexibility
    Lengthens and tones weak muscles
    Reduces creatine kinase activity in the blood
    Improves performance (balance and posture)
    Decrease electomyography readings

    Effects of massage on connective tissues:

    Reduces keloid scar formation
    Decreases adhesion formation
    Releases fascia restrictions
    Promotes fracture healing
    Improves connective tissue healing
    Reduces surface dimpling of cellulite

    Effects of massage on the respiratory system:

    Reduces respiration rate, laryngeal tension
    Strengthens respiratory muscles
    Increases fluid discharge from lungs
    Decreases the sensation of dyspnea and asthma attacks
    Improve pulmonary functions
    Reduces surface dimpling of cellulite
    Improved peak expiratory flow

    Effects of massage on the digestive system:

    Promotes evacuation of the colon
    Relieves constipation
    Relieves colic and intestinal gas
    Stimulates digestions

    Effects of massage on the urinary system:

    Increases urine output
    Promotes the excretion of nitrogen, inorganic phosphorus and sodium chloride in urine

    Miscellaneous effects of massage:

    Reduces fatigue and increase vigor
    Improves sleep patterns, lifestyle habits
    Reduces job-related touch aversion and touch sensitivity and post-traumatic stress
    Improves mood, body image, and self-esteem, mental alertness and academic performances
    Decreases feelings of anger

    *Source Massage Therapy Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition by Susan G. Salvo

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    therapists

    Raysha

    RayshaFavorite food: Mexican
    Favorite movie: 16 Candles
    Favorite book: The Notebook
    Hobbies: Dancing, golfing and hanging out with friends and family
    Pet peeves: Talking with food in your mouth
    Favorite quote: "Today you are you and that's truer than true. There is no one alive that is youer than you." –Dr. Seuss

    Chris

    ChrisFavorite food: Mexican
    Favorite movie: Predator
    Favorite book: ESPN Magazine
    Hobbies: Love playing soccer, baseball and football, spending time with family
    Pet peeves: don’t like when people slurp drinks
    Favorite quote: "Don't let the man get you down."

    Thuy

    ThuyFavorite food: Ice cream
    Favorite movie: Spider Man 2
    Favorite book: The Rescue
    Hobbies: Playing tennis, knitting and playing with my niece
    Pet peeves: slow and bad drivers
    Favorite quote: "Spider Man stole that guy's pizza!"

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    contacts

    829 Currie Street
    Fort Worth, TX 76107

    817-882-0925

    Hours:
    Mon - Sat: 10 am - 8 pm
    Sun: 12 pm - 6 pm

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