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Emily Banner, LMT

Myofascial Release   ~   Massage Therapy

When your body gets out of balance, your whole life can feel out of balance. Whether you need deep relaxation, pain relief, or help managing a chronic condition, I will tailor your massage session to your specific needs and help you restore that balance.

Latest news -- June 2018

Father’s Day is June 17! Moms had their turn last month, so in the interest of fair play: buy a gift certificate for a dad in June, and get 10% off.

In other news, here are two great recent pieces from the Well section of the New York Times:

Broke Your Right Arm? Exercise Your Left. It May Help. Really. – Massage therapists have known for a while that if we can relax the muscles on one side of a client’s body, we will get some reciprocal relaxation effects on the opposite side. The mechanism for this isn’t thoroughly understood – but it turns out the inverse also works. Strengthening muscles on one side of the body can prevent muscle atrophy on the opposite side! This is great news for anybody with an injured arm or leg, who needs to minimize muscle loss while the injured limb recovers.

Even a Little Exercise Might Make Us Happier – Many of us don’t exercise as much as we arguably should, but as I often tell my clients, any amount of movement is better than none at all. And while most discussions of exercise focus on physical health, there’s a growing body of evidence that connects movement with mental health as well. Researchers at the University of Michigan have analyzed studies from the last 40 years and, as they put it (emphasis mine): “Every one of the observational studies showed a beneficial relationship between being physically active and being happy.” It doesn’t take much, so go enjoy some beautiful weather and move your body!

And hey, if these don’t do it for you, may I suggest a massage?

Embodywork is open on Tuesdays from 8:30am to 5:30pm, and Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

To purchase gift certificates, or for more information, email emily@embodywork.net or call (413) 570-3623.