Health Benefits of Massage
Stress Reduction and Relaxation-
Massage helps the body to slow down and decreases levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
Muscle Loosening and Improved Flexibility-
Massage combs through muscle "knots" to relax the fibers and restore their full length. This in turn increases flexibility.
Massage addresses the source of pain in muscle imbalances and sustained muscle contraction. By addressing these issues much chronic pain is alleviated.
Injury Recovery and Rehabilitation-
Massage restores healthy blood flow to areas of diminished circulation thus allowing the body to heal. Massage also helps reduce scar tissue and adhesive restrictions.
Massage improves the body's circulation allowing for reduction in swelling and inflammation as well as an improved feeling of well-being.
Massage Techniques Offered at the Princeton Club
A relaxation focused massage using broad circulatory strokes and light to moderate pressure.
Deep Tissue and Trigger Point-
This type of massage focuses on sore areas to loosen muscles and uses a stronger pressure than Swedish.
Sports massage is best paired with athletic training to prevent injury and allow you to perform maximally. Passive stretching is often involved so wear stretchy/loose-fitting clothing.
This type of massage is for injury recovery and repetitive stress pain. Myofascial massage works with connective tissue and is very helpful for improving flexibility and range of motion.
This massage addresses the usual areas of pain in pregnancy and helps diminish swelling in the limbs.
A gentle technique that involves manipulation of the head to affect the whole body.
Hot/Cold Stones can be added to any length of massage with the benefits of increased relation as well as muscle loosening and tension release.
This type of massage is a full, deep body treatment which includes both stretching of the joints and muscles, and compression by various means (hands, thumbs, feet, knees) along energy lines and muscle groups. This is done on a mat with the recipient clothed. A typical full body treatment is 90 minutes although can be used for shorter specific work.
Massage Therapists- Madison East
Judith Rasmussen specializes in both gentle and deep-tissue Swedish massage for relaxation, pain management and tension relief. In addition, she has training in CranioSacral Therapy(CST), which is a gentle hands-on technique for releasing restrictions in the body and complementing its natural healing processes. CST is effective for a wide range of problems associated with pain(including migraines), chronic neck and back pain, stress and tension, fibromyalgia and PTSD. Judith is a nationally certified and Wisconsin-Registered massage therapist who has been in practice for over five years. She also holds a Master's degree in social work, which gives her the background to help clients work through issues arising from emotional and physical trauma. She is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
Gretta Shepherd is a graduate of Madison's Lakeside School of Massage Therapy and practices a blend of Swedish, Connective Tissue and Eastern massage techniques. Her specialty is deep tissue therapeutic massage for the relief of pain and discomfort for the whole body. Gretta works together with her clients toward pain prevention in helping them understand the sources and potential causes of their discomfort. Gretta is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
Jennifer Highman is a certified massage therapist from Lakeside School of Massage Therapy. She specializes in Swedish Massage for increase of blood flow with relaxation along with better functioning of the immune system. The techniques she uses can also decrease any pain or discomfort you may be experiencing. It is important for Jennifer to improve the overall wellness for each client she proceeds with massage therapy. Jennifer is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
Mindy Blumenberg is a graduate of Globe University's massage school. She is trained in Swedish, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Hot Stone, Sports and Prenatal massage. Mindy combines her techniques to best suit each individual's specific needs. Mind's goal is a client's pain relief and stress reduction. Mindy is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
Massage Therapists - Madison West
Karen Parker LMT, NCTMB, RYT is a 1996 graduate of Lakeside School of Massage Therapy. She is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association and is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist. She has studied a wide modality of massage techniques and therapies including Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point Release, Myofacial Release, CranioSacral Therapy, Chair Massage, Sports Massage, and Thai Massage (levels 1 and 2). Her method of therapy is an overall approach to reducing muscular pain and disfunctions. She also works with clients on a stretching program to balance out the person and to restore optimal levels of wellness. Karen holds a Bachelors Degree in Biology and Associates Degree in Respiratory Therapy.
Daren Pagenkopf specializes in both gentle relaxation and therapeutic/deep tissue work utilizing site specific, deep tissue, sports, stone therapy and Swedish massage techniques. He is a Nationally Certified and State Licensed Massage Therapist with massage and aesthetic experience working at the Hyatt Regency Stillwater Spa in Lake Tahoe and ANIU/Salon 2000. Daren continues to further his education by attending trainings to address stress relief, relaxation, muscle tension and pain relief including over 50 hours of in-depth training in the therapeutic use of warm and cool stones. Daren enjoys using his experience and thorough knowledge of Anatomy & Physiology, Kinesiology and Body Structure to customize a treatment plan to address the specific needs of the individual and their body.
Princeton Clubs feature Hydro-Massage beds. Imagine lying comfortably on a bed with pressurized heated water giving you a massage that you customize to your liking. Whether you want to spend your massage being completely relaxed, working on sore muscles, or rejuvenating your mind you will absolutely love your Hydro-Massage session every time. With incredibly affordable unlimited usage packages get one for you or as a gift. With convenient 24 hour access to the massage bed it just might motivate more regular workouts!