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Pete is representative of the “New World Shaman”…a healer who integrates science, technology and spi...
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MASSAGE


Therapeutic massage manipulates the soft tissue of the body with a series of movements that glide, stroke, tap, pound, shake, compress and/or knead. It may use friction and vibration as well. These movements improve blood flow or circulation and enhance the lymphatic system. This allows increased delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles and improves removal of the waste products of the cells. People who receive massage therapy generally feel decreased stress and enhanced mind-body connection. There are numerous types of massage (over eighty), and many of them are only slightly different from each other.

Practitioners of massage include massage therapists, athletic trainers and  physical therapists. Massage practitioners work in a variety of medical and recreational settings and may travel to private residences or businesses. Contraindications to massage include deep vein thrombosis, bleeding disorders or taking blood thinners such as Warfarin, damaged blood vessels, weakened bones from cancer, osteoporosis, or fractures, and fever.
  • Acupressure
  • Ayurvedic
  • Balinese
  • Barefoot Deep Tissue
  • Bowen Technique
  • Craniostructural Integration
  • Deep Tissue
  • General Massage
  • Hellerwork
  • Lomi Lomi
  • Manual Lymph Drainage
  • Meso-American
  • Myofascial Release
  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Polarity
  • Prenatal
  • Reflexology
  • Rolfing/Structural Integration
  • Russian
  • Seated Massage
  • Shiatsu
  • Sports Massage
  • Stone
  • Strain-Counterstrain (Positional Release Therapy)
  • Swedish
  • Thai Massage
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Training/Schools/Resources
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Visceral Manipulation




  • Daria L. Tracy, LMT





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    Therapies for the Mind, Body, and Spirit.