Massage Therapist, LMT, COTAL, CHTP, YT
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Ithaca, New York 14850
"My goal is to create a treatment for you, enhancing your physical and emotional well-being for body, mind and spirit. Through individual instruction I can help you find ways to reduce stress and bring an awareness to your personal needs. I believe dis-ease of the body comes from imbalances with relationship to your life style, eating habits and your job. Also, I can teach you breathing and self-healing techniques for use at home."
(410) 353-8615
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Ithaca, New York 14850
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"My goal is to create a treatment for you, enhancing your physical and emotional well-being for body, mind and spirit. Through individual instruction I can help you find ways to reduce stress and bring an awareness to your personal needs. I believe dis-ease of the body comes from imbalances with relationship to your life style, eating habits and your job. Also, I can teach you breathing and self-healing techniques for use at home."

Who can practice massage in Ithaca?
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 Ithaca 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 Ithaca LMT must then pass a certification exam.
What are the benefits of Ithaca massage?
Clients use massage in Ithaca 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 Ithaca can help prevent fibrosis or scar tissue, increase the flow of lymph, and improve sleep. Ithaca 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 Ithaca 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.