by Tamee Cooper, CMT
Certified Massage Therapist and CranioSacral Practitioner
CAMTC License #76355
Take a slow………deep………breath. Filling up, through your nose, feeling your chest rise. Slowly release through your mouth. Hear the sound of letting go.
One more time…
By doing this one simple action, you’ve achieved 3 (of many) important benefits to improve your health.
1. Activated the parasympathetic nervous system, bringing you into a more relaxed state.
2. Released toxins from metabolic waste (CO2) trapped in the body. (The breath is responsible for releasing about 70% of our toxins).
3. Released muscle tension.
And the list goes on with at least 9 more benefits. Think of the breath activating your body systems and massaging your inner organs.
Now, imagine a full hour of this focus on your breathing with a therapeutic massage. Massage is good medicine, with at least 25 ways it can benefit you.
When we allow our bodies to become still, we create space for it to rest and restore. Our body is an intelligent organism designed to heal itself.
We are constantly in motion. We think, if we keep working, keep moving, keep adding to the “To Do” list, we will get “there”. But “there”, is not a static place. We keep moving the destination. There is no “there”. There is only “be”.
Like nature, we have cycles too. If we do not rest, absorb nutrients and fill up, our roots and foundation become weak and depleted and we no longer bear fruit. We overwork, don’t get enough sleep, eat fast food, don’t exercise, get sick, take some drugs, patch it up, and do it all over again. THAT is how we live the American Dream. On a daily basis we are bombarded with the noise…“Work hard, play hard”, “Nothing worth having comes easy”, “Don’t stop when you’re tired, stop when you’re done”. And on and on. I’m not saying hard work is not important, but I think the lack of messages to slow down or even stop, to reflect and reset has been missing from our language for many generations.
The mission of Therabee Massage is to help you help yourself.
By improving your overall health through holistic massage and wellness, you can create balance in the body and mind. Emotional, physical, social, environmental, occupational, spiritual and intellectual wellness is the map to find the balance. Scheduling regular massage and bodywork for yourself is good preventative medicine to avoid cycles of poor sleep and being overstressed that lead to illness.
Therabee Massage offers therapeutic Swedish style massage specific to the issues going on with your body. Using different modalities such as, CranioSacral Therapy, myofascial release, deep tissue, acupressure, stretching and hot stone, I provide a safe, warm and welcoming space where you can let go and allow your body to heal. To just be.
A great listener makes a great massage therapist. You will communicate with me directly, with no middle-man between us. Together, we will create a wellness plan for your on-going care.
Therabee Massage is located at 4009 Bridge Street, Ste. B (above Hot Yoga at Sunrise and inside the Sacred Wellness Center) in the village of Fair Oaks, CA.