215-340-3930

Well of Life Center for Holistic Healthcare

215-340-3930

by Lisa Hendricks, LMT, CMLDT

massage

I’m sure you have heard the saying, “No pain, no gain.” Well, this is not necessarily the case when it comes to massage. The truth is, every person is different. Some people are more sensitive to pressure than others, and there is such a thing as too much pressure.

Deep tissue massage is about getting into the deeper layers of tissue; it is not about the amount of pressure that is applied. It doesn’t mean that the massage should be painful. Applying too much pressure can actually exacerbate an injury or cause new problems that were not there before.

A skilled therapist will be able to feel your tissue reacting and determine how much pressure to use. There may be times when the techniques a therapist is using are uncomfortable to you because there are adhesions in the muscle tissue or there is inflammation. You should not be in excruciating pain, however.

After your massage, you may leave feeling sore, especially when working through injuries. Deep tissue massage is meant to be therapeutic and helpful – you should not feel like you have been tortured!

Our Wellness Services

Please click on one of the below links for more information about each type of modality we offer.

CHEMICAL PEELS

A chemical peel is a technique which involves the application of a variety of chemical solutions to remove the damaged outer layers of dead skin cells from the skin’s surface.

FACIAL REJUVENATION ACUPUNCTURE

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture may be used to nourish, rehydrate, and tone your skin, while reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles and improving the skin’s elasticity.

MICRODERMABRASION

Microdermabrasion removes dead and flaking skin and stimulates the production of young skin cells and collagen.

INFRARED SAUNA

Our infrared sauna creates a blend of wavelengths that have been shown to lower blood pressure, increase core temperature, aid in weight loss, and so much more!

IONCLEANSE FOOTBATH

This relaxing, therapeutic foot bath helps detoxify the body at a cellular level and restore balance to all of the body’s systems.

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