Karen Iverson

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Massage is one of the oldest healing arts: Chinese records dating back 3,000 years document its use; the ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments; and Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. 

Plain and simple, the effects of stress on the body can be extremely detrimental. When a muscle is stressed, circulation is reduced and both oxygen and nutrients are blocked. 

Massage is a terrific way to loosen up the muscles, increase the circulation and bring oxygen and nutrients back to the area. It may also release stored toxins, so it's important to flush out your system by drinking water after a session.

Today, the benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching.

As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, infertility, smoking cessation, depression, and more. And, as many millions will attest, massage also helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to disease and illness.

Massage: A relaxing method 
to relieve stress and pain...

A soothing massage can help you unwind, but that's not all. Explore the health benefits and risks, then find out what to expect.

 Here's what a few of Karen's clients have to say...

                  


I have had many massages and Karen's work is some of the best I've ever experienced.

I felt relief from stress & release from an area that was very bothersome for years.

Elizabeth H

                       


A++ Service

I have had a few hundred massages at some of the top spas in the country.

KAREN was the BEST!

Valerie P.

                       


Karen has an amazing gift ~ she is friendly,
 made me feel relaxed instantly…she is truly
a gifted therapist.   

Adrienne L.

                       


The best stress-free experience in the
past 40 years… Seriously! :-) 
 
Very educational, too!

Bill W.

                       


Karen listened to me right off the bat regarding my shoulder pain & used her hands to melt that pain away! I loved how she used a cream on my shoulder specifically.

Her pressure was A++ ~ not once did I wince (as I have by other therapists in the past).

Judy A.

                       


Excellent massage!

I felt like Karen cared & I feel extremely relaxed.

Graham G.

                       


Amazing! Everyone needs to experience Cranio-Sacral therapy in their life. This has been the best experience and results I have ever had!

Jaime S.

                       

 You might even think of a massage as a luxury found in exotic spas and upscale health clubs. But did you know that massage, when combined with traditional medical treatments, can reduce stress and promote healing in people with certain health conditions?

Though massage is certainly a great way to pamper yourself, 
its original intent has always been to help heal certain physical conditions. Many illnesses and symptoms can be at least temporarily alleviated through various forms of massage. Before starting massage therapy, consult your doctor to make sure it's recommended for your condition. Massage is often effective for problems associated with stress, PMS, menstruation and menopause. 

During a massage, a therapist manipulates your body's soft tissues — your muscles, skin and tendons — using his or her fingertips, hands and fists. Massage can be performed by several types of health care professionals, such as a massage therapist, physical therapist or an occupational therapist. Several versions of massage exist, and they're performed in a variety of settings.

A massage may make you feel relaxed, but it isn't likely to cure everything that ails you. And, if performed incorrectly, it could 
hurt you. Learning about massage before you try one can help ensure that the experience is safe and enjoyable.

For many conditions and injuries, massage may be a means to help 
you feel more relaxed and less anxious and to reduce pain. It's one
of several useful tools for managing your health, but it doesn't take
the place of standard medical treatment and exercise.

 

Wondering exactly what to expect at your massage appointment with Karen? Click here!

 

 

Contact Karen Today!

828.758.2584 or  828.850.9422

mailto:KarenIversonMassage@live.com

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