There’s no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen. Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress.
While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage therapy can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This translates into:
- Decreased anxiety.
- Enhanced sleep quality.
- Greater energy.
- Improved concentration.
- Increased blood circulation.
- Reduced fatigue
- Reduced inflammation and swelling
- Reduction in joint stiffness
- Loosens tight muscles
- promotes lymphatic drainage
- aides in the development of muscle and connective tissue reconstruction
- decreases scar tissue formation
Advanced Method to Decrease Pain and Improve Function
Massage therapy is an advanced method that allows us to decrease pain and improve function in areas that may suffer from the following:
- Scar Tissue
- Chronic Inflammation
- Adhesions in muscles, tendons, and ligaments
- Repetitive Stress Injuries to muscles, joint capsules & connective tissues
In response to massage therapy, specific physiological and chemical changes cascade throughout the body, with profound effects.
Research shows that with soft tissue therapy:
- Arthritis sufferers note fewer aches and less stiffness and pain.
- Asthmatic children show better pulmonary function and increased peak air flow.
- Burn injury patients report reduced pain, itching, and anxiety.
- High blood pressure patients demonstrate lower diastolic blood pressure, anxiety, and stress hormones.
- Premenstrual syndrome sufferers have decreased water retention and cramping.
- Preterm infants have improved weight gain.
A Hand-In-Hand Relationship
What separates our massage therapy from other practices is that our licensed therapists work hand-in-hand with our wonderful restoration and rehabilitation program, which means the patient gets the highest level of care and knowledge available.
Hello, I’m Nikki Petersen! I grew up in Moorhead, MN and I now live in Fargo, ND. I enjoy doing yoga, spending time with family and friends, traveling, and being outdoors… when it’s warm!
I’ve been a Licensed Massage Therapist and Licensed Reflexologist since 2011 and a CranioSacral Therapist since 2015. I specialize in Deep Tissue, Medical, Relaxation, Cupping, Pregnancy, and Youth/Adolescent Massage, Reflexology, and CranioSacral Therapy.
Hello, I am Sarah Waldoch and I moved to Fargo from Bemidji in 2019 and am happily married, mother of two, and grandmother of one grandson.
I am a Board Certified Licensed Massage Therapist since 2012 in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. I practice Integrative Massage using a variety of techniques to address a clients’ particular needs for pain relief, relaxation, calming, energizing, and specialize in Deep Tissue, Medical Massage, Myofascial Release, Swedish, Reflexology, Sports Massage, Cupping, and Energy Work (Reiki).