Many of us love the relaxing benefits of massage therapy, but few realize it can be an important part of your fitness routine, too. After a tough workout at the gym, make sure you utilize our massage therapy services!
The Fontana Center is pleased to offer the massage services of Jeanie Chastant, licensed massage therapist (national and state-certified, License # LA2172-02). Jeanie has been a member of the Fontana Center team for 20 years. By appointment only available to Members AND Non-Members.
Types of Massage Therapy
The most frequently requested form of massage. This technique is very effective in promoting relaxation as well as easing aches and pains.
Useful for treating the deeper musculature that can be very tender and tight from the physical stresses related to injuries or illnesses. This technique is usually performed on localized or targeted areas of the body. Deep tissue massage isolates the “knots” by treating and releasing them in order to free you from pain.
A form of massage that involves the treatment of the nerves and muscle attachments from their origination point to their ending point. This technique is very effective in treating conditions such as whiplash, carpal tunnel, rotator cuff injuries, and many others. Ask your physician about the benefits of this technique.
Effective in helping athletes as well as those enjoying rigorous fitness classes. This technique can be utilized at all stages of athletic participation. Stretching and compression techniques are the key components of this form of massage. Many people benefit from this type of massage because it will “warm up the muscles,” helping flexibility, and after the sporting event or workout, it increases circulation, reduces lactic acid build-up, and relieves soreness.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Releases muscular tension and pain
Improves circulation, reduces blood pressure and promotes healing
Promotes better sleep and improves daily concentration
Promotes an overall sense of well-being
What to Expect From Your Massage
Your massage session starts with broad strokes to calm the nervous system. This relaxes exterior muscle tension. As you unwind, increased pressure aids the deeper muscles to release. You may experience an increase in energy and heightened awareness that lasts for days. Most people experience freedom from long-term aches and pains.
The average full-body massage lasts one hour. Localized body work is usually performed in 30-minute increments, focusing on troubled areas of muscular tension.
Since toxins are released from your muscles, you should drink plenty of water after your session.
Massages are done by appointment only. For your benefit, pagers and cell phones must be turned off during your session.