Affordable Massage

1. I will hold two slots open per month for those needing therapeutic massage but are finding it difficult to pay the regular rates. Those clients should feel comfortable just paying what they can afford, no matter how little that may be.

2. Massage for clients with Parkinson’s Disease.
Massage cannot cure Parkinson’s Disease but it has been proven to enhance PD client functioning and reduce several symptoms of the disease.*

As we know, massage can bring increased blood and oxygen flow to rigid muscles, and can reduce overall stress. According to an article by Dietrich Miesler published in Massage Bodywork magazine Feb/Mar 2002, it has also been observed that massage “enhances various L-dopa combinations that are being used with good success... conceivably prolong[ing] the overall effectiveness of the medications…” And “by easing their rigidity, we can help our clients to normalize their gait, to improve their sense of balance, to minimize the problems often encountered when trying to rise from a sitting position or when getting out of a car. When coupled with a sensible exercise program to strengthen specific muscles, this phase of massage is possibly the most important. Depending on how long the client has been suffering from the disease, there may be obvious improvement or at least no further decline.”

Because reports state that the best results occur with regular weekly (or especially bi-weekly) massage, and in order to make this affordable, I’m now offering a reduced rate for clients with PD who want to come in to the Welcome Table Massage office once or twice a week each month.

Let me know how what your schedule allows and I can personalize a routine for you.

*The National Parkinson Foundation states that “Specific benefits (of massage) may include:

  • reduction in rigidity and tremor
  • improvement in sleep
  • increase in daily stamina
  • reduction in anxiety
  • increased feeling of relaxation”

*the European Parkinson’s Disease Association states that “Massage can help to relieve the muscle stiffness and rigidity that is often found in Parkinson’s.  It can also help reduce stress, promote relaxation and enable the recipient to become aware of tension in his or her body, and so find ways to minimise or reduce this.”