Healdsburg Healing Arts | Alicia K. Mutch, BCTMB, CHt

Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

Benefits of regular massage:

  • Relaxes the whole body
  • Alleviates headaches & muscle tension
  • Reduces or eliminates pain from injuries
  • Speeds injury recovery time
  • Improves poor posture
  • Increases circulation
  • Improves immune system function
  • Reduces stress & fatigue

Massage therapy is more than just an occasional luxury -- it has many far-reaching benefits that can dramatically improve your quality of life. Orthopedic massage can actually reduce or eliminate soft tissue pain from chronic or recent injuries where prescription drugs fail. In arthritic joints, massage therapy can improve the pain-free range of motion of those joints, while keeping the joints active as long as possible. For people who sit in front of a computer all day, regular bodywork is indispensible for eliminating neck and shoulder tension, as well as for repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome. Therapeutic massage acts as a buffer for stress, so that people who are regularly under a lot of stress can handle the stress much better in their systems, and as a result have improved immune system function and sleep more deeply at night. Massage during pregnancy is also an incredible gift -- it helps the mom adapt to her changing body and to the stresses to her hips, shoulders, and belly as the baby grows.