Massage Therapist
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Oakland, California 94602
"I offer lymphatic drainage massage to post-liposuction clients, and anyone with swelling or immune system needs. It's a gentle form of massage that uses the body's own natural filtration system to speed healing from injuries or surgeries. I also provide in-home massages. Learn more about me and book a session at www.caraspangler.com"
(510) 616-9670
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Oakland, California 94602
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"I offer lymphatic drainage massage to post-liposuction clients, and anyone with swelling or immune system needs. It's a gentle form of massage that uses the body's own natural filtration system to speed healing from injuries or surgeries. I also provide in-home massages. Learn more about me and book a session at www.caraspangler.com"

Who can practice massage in Oakland?
Most states have licensing requirements that must be met before a practitioner (a 'masseuse' or 'masseur') can use the title 'Massage Therapist', and some states require a license to practice any form of massage. Licensed Massage Therapists in Oakland have obtained the highest level of authentication. They must complete academic coursework in anatomy and physiology, as well as on the application of massage and bodywork, business and ethics, and specialized massage techniques. The Oakland LMT must then pass a certification exam.
What are the benefits of Oakland massage?
Clients use massage in Oakland because it relieves pain from muscle aches and sprains, muscle injuries and other causes of pain. It reduces stress and helps clients relax, and can decrease feelings of anxiety and depression by stimulating the release of endorphins and serotonin. Massage therapy in Oakland can help prevent fibrosis or scar tissue, increase the flow of lymph, and improve sleep. Oakland massage therapy can help rehabilitate sports injuries.

How does massage work?
Massage involves working and acting on the body using pressure from the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, or feet of the massage therapist. The Oakland massage therapist focuses on muscles, tendons, ligaments, myofacia, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system.