Massage Therapy in Lawrenceville, NJ
Massage is a “hands-on” treatment in which a therapist manipulates muscles and other soft tissues of the body to improve health and well-being. Varieties of massage range from gentle stroking and kneading of muscles and other soft tissues to deeper manual techniques. Massage has been practiced as a healing therapy for centuries in nearly every culture around the world. It helps relieve muscle tension, reduce stress, and evoke feelings of calmness. Although massage affects the body as a whole, it particularly influences the activity of the musculoskeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, and nervous systems.
In general, massage is believed to support healing, boost energy, reduce recovery time after an injury, ease pain, and enhance relaxation, mood, and well-being. It is useful for many musculoskeletal problems, such as low back pain, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, and sprains and strains. Massage may also relieve depression in people with chronic fatigue syndrome, ease chronic constipation (when the technique is performed in the abdominal area), alleviate sleep disorders, and improve self-image.
Tracey Parkes, NJMT
Tracey’s initial training was received at BCIT Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork studies in Medford, NJ. Over the years, she has continued her education at various Institutions for the comprehensive studies of Swedish – Deep Tissue – Massage Esthetics – Chinese Tui Na – Acupressure – Nuad Bo Rarn/Thai Massage – Integrative Myofascial Release – Repetitive Use Injury – Carpal Tunnel – Hospice & Palliative Care – Lymph Drainage Therapy, Qissage Massage, & Reiki Therapies. Her practice integrates a variety of modalities to best serve the needs of the individual – taking a therapeutic approach.
Tracey has practiced Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork professionally with Drs. Michael & Melissa McCue independently since November of 2009, striving to complement the therapeutic aspects of Bodywork & Massage with Chiropractic.
Tracey also teaches Gentle Modified Hatha Yoga – every Monday evening 5:30-6:45pm. This class takes a gentle approach but with an energetic flow that encourages greater flexibility, strength, coordination & balance. Modifications to poses are offered in order to provide a safe environment for sustaining a healthy Yoga practice.
Also, every Thursday evening from 4:30-5:45pm is Gentle/Supportive Hatha Yoga – offering a non-weight bearing class for people with various physical limitations. Respecting & “supporting” the body wherever it is at with pillows, bolsters, chairs, straps, blocks & wall, encouraging range of motion, balance & flexibility.