Mernon Grant C.M.T Nationally Certified(NCTMB) Member AMTA
2005 Graduate of The Potomac Massage Training Institute in Washington, D.C.
Training received in Swedish, Deep Tissue and Seated Massage techniques.
Licensed In Virginia and the District of Columbia

Homeostasis or Balance is an absolute necessity for many living organisms and systems on earth. Human beings are not an exception to this rule. With the hectic, overscheduled and fast paced culture that we live in it is very easy to get “off center”. Massage is an excellent tool in maintaining this balance with a number of benefits...

Massage can improve injury time, mental health and attitude, and performance at all levels. A typical massage will stretch and loosen muscles and connective tissue, improving blood lymph flow throughout the body. This movement also helps the body remove metabolic wastes resulting from exercise or inactivity, and will pump oxygen and nutrients into the cells and tissues. Massage stimulates the sensory receptors in skin and muscles, which bring attention to areas that have been “cut off” by chronic tension.

Massage can release endorphins, which the body creates to reduce pain. Through the muscular and chemical releases described above, massage helps to unblock and balance the flow of life energy through the human system (known in various cultures as life force,c’hi,prana,ki,kundalini,hara.)

Physical Benefits

  • Deep Relaxation
  • Release of muscle tension, soreness and stiffness
  • Deeper, easier breathing
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improved joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Reduced muscle spasms
  • Enhanced performance for athletes, musicians and other “movers”
  • Improved blood and lymph circulation
  • Headache and eyestrain relief
  • Improved injury recovery: pulls, sprains, strains and swelling
  • Reduced scar tissue development
  • Skin nourishment and vitality
  • Improved spinal alignment and movement efficiency
  • Strengthened immune system

Mental Benefits

  • Improved alertness
  • Reduced Stress
  • Improved access to creative thinking processes
  • Help in identifying stress signals and improving response to stress

Emotional Benefits

  • Anxiety Reduction
  • Improved ability to express emotions
  • Sense of well-being
  • Opportunity to experience the mind-body connection

Swedish Massage
One of the most commonly taught and well-known massage techniques, Swedish Massage is a vigorous system of treatment that energizes the body by stimulating circulation. Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body.

Deep Tissue
Techniques that utilize deep tissue/deep muscle massage are administered to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. It helps with chronic muscular pain, injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendonitis. It is generally integrated with other massage techniques.

Seated Massage
Seated Massage, also called Chair Massage, includes techniques that provide seated massage, bodywork, and somatic therapies to clients even while they are fully clothed.

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