YOU DESERVE A MASSAGE!
YOU DESERVE A MASSAGE! is a haven for body, mind, and spirit, now available at 3 locations:
1. The Body Geek at the Downtown YMCA, 1000 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37203
To book onlie, visit thebodygeek.com.
2. STEPS Fitness, 2424 21st Ave. S., Nashville, TN, 37212.
In the HiIllsboro Village area of Nashville (just north of 440 and 21st Ave.).
3. Bellevue Massage, 8335 Sawyer Brown Road, Bellevue, TN, 37221.
Off Highway 40 at the Bellevue/Newsome Station Exit, then right on Sawyer Brown Road.
Owned and operated by Casey Dugan, a Licensed Massage Therapist with 12 years experience in massage therapy, her areas of expertise include deep tissue, lymphatic drainage, swedish/relaxation massage, sports massage, whiplash, sciatica, pain relief, myofascial release, aromatherapy, and more. Casey offers massage by appointment in one of her office locations, as well as traveling on-site for couples massage; spa days; wedding parties; and 4-handed massage (offered with another Licensed Massage Therapist).
Casey is also a Certified Yoga & Pilates Instructor, by Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, the largest Yoga Center in the U.S. She has been teaching Yoga and Pilates for 15 years, and offers private one-on-one yoga instruction, as well as small group classes. In addition, she is a Life Coach and offers private sessions.
Benefits of Massage
According to the Mayo Clinic, massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It's increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations. While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage helpful for:
- · Stress relief
- · Managing anxiety and depression
- · Pain
- · Stiffness
- · Blood pressure control
- · Sports-related injuries
- · Boosting immunity
- · Cancer treatment
Types of Massage?
There are many different types of massage, including these common types:
- Swedish massage. This is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energize you.
- Deep-tissue massage. This massage technique uses slower, more forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, commonly to help with muscle damage from injuries.
- Sports massage. This is similar to Swedish massage but is geared toward people involved in sport activities to help prevent or treat injuries.
- Trigger point massage. This massage focuses on trigger points, or sensitive areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse