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Essential Wellness for
Mind, Body & Spirit
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Vscentials - Essential Wellness for Mind, Body & Spirit
412 Lakeview Drive, Hampstead, NC 28443
The Healing Energy of Touch
Body, Mind & Spirit
Massage is one of the oldest healing arts: Chinese records dating back 3,000
years document its use; and the ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians
directed therapeutic massage prescriptives for many ailments. 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 is invaluable to relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that
can lead to disease and illness.
Skin Replenishment and Renewal
With every massage it is our standard care to feed your skin with essential
healing vitamins and nutrients that are signature blends formulated on-site
with the finest organic botanical oils available and wildcrafted by our
resident Aromacologist, and administered by dedicated professionals in
a convenient atmosphere of antique tranquility.
The ultimate luxury massage is available to address most energetic imbalances and encourage psycho-spiritual awakening. Take the complementary online Personal Analysis to discover your Aromatherapeutic Personality Profile and begin to explore your deeper nature with Spiritual Essences carefully.
Deep Tissue Massage
Our deep tissue specialists offer a massage that is specifically designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity (such as athletes), and patients who have sustained physical injury.
We specialize in custom blended aromatherapeutics that lend the most beneficial botanical constituents necessary to maximize pain reduction, accelerate healing and spiritually energize.
Acussage: Otherwise known as, Divine Intervention
A combination of acupressure, meridian stimulation, and aromatherapeutic massage, it’s designed to promote Qi (energy) flow in the meridians, to clear blocked chakras, and to supplement energy-deficient meridians. If that means nothing to you, we’ll leave it at this: It’s an hour and a half of zoned-out bliss.
What precautions should be taken when seeking prenatal massage?
As with any therapeutic approach to pregnancy wellness, women should discuss massage with their prenatal care provider. The best way to address the risks of prenatal massage is to be informed and to work together with knowledgeable professionals.
Our therapists are heart centered individuals who administer a sincerely nurturing “classic” style massage with the use of long flowing strokes and effleurage of gliding, kneading, tapping and cross fiber friction. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis as well as being especially helpful with poor circulation. It is ultimately relaxing and nurturing in style.
Studies done in the past 10 years have shown that hormone levels associated with relaxation and stress are significantly altered, leading to mood regulation and improved cardiovascular health, when massage therapy was introduced to women’s prenatal care. Hormones such as norepinephrine and cortisol (“stress hormones”) were reduced and dopamine and serotonin levels were increased.
||Reduction of swelling
Edema, or swelling of the joints during pregnancy, is often caused by reduced circulation and increased pressure on the major blood vessels by the heavy uterus. Massage helps to stimulate soft tissues to reduce collection of fluids in swollen joints, which also improves the removal of tissue waste, carried by the body’s lymph system.
||Improvement of nerve pain
Sciatic nerve pain is experienced by many women in late pregnancy as the uterus rests on muscles of the pelvic floor and lower back. The pressure of the uterus spreads tension to the muscles of the upper and lower leg, causing them to swell and put pressure on nearby nerves. Massage therapy addresses the inflamed nerves by helping to release the tension on nearby muscles. Many women have experienced significant reduction in sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy through regular massage.
Other potential benefits of prenatal massage:
Pregnancy Massage Therapy
The benefits of prenatal massage or massage during pregnancy:
Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health.
Other benefits include:
||Reduced joint pain
||Reduced muscle tension and headaches
||Reduced stress and anxiety
||Improved oxygenation of soft tissues and muscles