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Massage

Self Amoré Massage Sessions by Andreana Centamore, LMT:

60 minute massage - $80                                   

90 minute massage - $115

Stress is an inevitable part of life! And for some, so is anxiety and depression. Every year, right around when the days get shorter and colder, the majority of us start paying more attention to our mental health. We start reading up on ways to make it “through the winter” without suffering the dreaded post-holiday blues. Not everyone with depression experiences it in relation to the four beautiful seasons we have here in Maine. But for the people who do, it’s time to consider massage as part of your winter-time ammunition against limited daylight and bitter cold walks to and from your vehicles.

Some stressors we can control and some we cannot. Knowing this helps. It’s part of the human condition; it’s something we all strive to understand as we grow up AND as we grow through different phases of our lives. One thing we can ALWAYS control is how we go about HANDLING our stress. When our bodies are not nourished or properly taken care of, it can be detrimental to how our minds are functioning. Mind, body, soul -- it’s all connected!!

Did you know? Cortisol, a hormone that’s produced in response to stress, can be lowered by 30% after a 60 minute massage. Once cortisol levels decline, about 28% more serotonin is released in response. Serotonin is a monoamine neurotransmitter - or in simpler words, it’s responsible for *feelings* of happiness and well-being. So, it’s proven that through massage, your “stress” hormone will decrease, your “happy” hormone will increase, and you will innately be fighting off feelings of anxiety, depression, and sadness, without even really trying.

Not to mention you will leave feeling relaxed and refreshed as it’s also proven that an hour massage is equivalent to 8 hours of rest for your body. When you’ve had a tough week sometimes that’s all you really need. If you’re feeling down, stressed, or if you have depressive tendencies, a massage is a tried and true way to alleviate those feelings and catch up of much deserved “you-time”. Massage isn’t a cure-all, but it sure helps to feel good and get in touch with our bodies.

I hope you’re considering Self Amoré massages to be part of your self-love & wellness toolbox this year. This form of self care is an investment not an expense. See what multiple benefits show after your first session and go from there. I know you won’t be disappointed.

Benefits of Massage

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety.

  • Enhanced sleep quality.

  • Greater energy.

  • Improved concentration.

  • Increased circulation.

  • Reduced fatigue.

 

Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.

  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.

  • Ease medication dependence.

  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.

  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.

  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.

  • Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.

  • Increase joint flexibility.

  • Lessen depression and anxiety.

  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.

  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.

  • Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.

  • Reduce spasms and cramping.

  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.

  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.

  • Relieves migraine pain.