Abbreviated 45 minute sessions to address health concerns and chronic pain patterns. This is a blend of Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Russian Sports Massage, Structural Integration, Stretching, and other therapeutic modalities to relieve pain. Get on the road to Be Well.
“Massage Makes Me Happy” (said anyone who’s had one)
Massage can indeed bring happiness. Studies show that it alleviates stress, helpsmanage pain, andreduces depression. In short, after a massage, you just feel better–emotionally and physically. If you’re someone who makes massage part of their self-care strategy or you just treat yourself once a year, this is no surprise. The multitude of benefits that massage offers is the chief reason we think celebrating Massage Makes Me Happy Day on March 20 is important. But, to be fair, the 19th and 21st work just as well.
First, What Is Massage Makes Me Happy?
Part of theGlobal Wellness Institute Initiative, Massage Makes Me Happy is a global movement that aims to celebrate the healing powers of massage therapy and promote its benefits through research, education, advocacy, and awareness. You can join that movement and celebrate Massage Makes Me Happy Day by connecting with a friend and suggesting you take a break one day to enjoy a service. It’s way more than just pampering – not that’s there’s anything wrong with that, haha.
Want to Learn More About the Benefits of Massage?
If you want to be a massage nerd, this link will take you to a collection of research, provided by the Global Wellness Institute. Wellness Evidence Databases.
Whether you want to strengthen your relationship, celebrate a special occasion, or simply looking for something fun to do with your significant other, a couples massage could be the perfect plan. At Radiant Massage Therapy, we love helping our clients relax and connect with their partners, and we understand the healing benefits that come with it.
A New Shared Experience
It’s true; couples who share new experiences and try new things together are more closely bonded. You and your partner will continue to grow and learn new things about each other each time you try something new. What better new experience is there than one that will encourage relaxation and intimacy?
Massages relieve tension from your muscles, but they also release natural chemicals like oxytocin in the body. When you and your partner receive oxytocin — also called the ‘cuddle chemical’ — you will experience increased happiness, calmness, and pleasure both during the massage and after.
Relieve Family Stress
Just like oxytocin, the body also releases serotonin and dopamine during a massage. These chemicals increase feelings of affection, wellbeing, and calmness. Not only can a massage improve your mood, but it can also help reduce stress and encourage thoughtful conversations with your significant other.
Spend Time Together
We know the average couple today have full calendars and countless obligations to feel like they can’t fit in a couples massage. When you schedule an appointment, you are committed to carving out the 60 or 90 minutes for each other. It prioritizes the other person and allows the time to be together.
Too many couples fall victim to dwelling on past memories and future uncertainties, leaving them unable to enjoy the present. Massage encourages the participants to embrace the present and fully engage themselves in the activity. After a massage, many couples find that with a little effort they can remain mindful and aware of each other through out day-to-day responsibilities.
Reiki is clinically shown to promote relaxation, reduce stress and provide symptom relief to improve overall health and well-being.
What does it feel like?
Reiki tends to bring on a meditative state, deep relaxation or sleep. Many people feel different like heat, tingling, ebb and flow, or wavelike sensations. Studies show that reiki treatment may create feelings of peace, relaxation, security and wellness.
Appointments are limited. Additional appointments may be available upon request.
The end of summer is quickly approaching but it means wonderful new things are near… the gorgeous change of the leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, cozy sweaters and football.
I have not been idle, and I have been working on a few new treatments for you… Thermotherapy, Abdominal Massage & Slimming Seaweed Wrap.
I’ve tied in physiological reactions with aromatherapy to create a therapeutic approach to chronic inflammatory conditions and gastrointestinal pain. By playing with temperatures, Thermotherapy creates a dynamic, sensorial experience. By focusing on the trunk region, and energetic meridians that are tied to gastrointestinal balance, Abdominal Massage creates a multi -faceted approach that hits the many levels of complexity that is IBS. Slimming Seaweed Wrap is the most potent body wrap being offered at Radiant Massage Therapy, in that it is really geared towards weight loss, toning and tightening. It can reduce full body muscular pain and stiffness and deep therapeutic results within the body tissues.
These therapies are currently available at BeWellBeRadiant.com and you can schedule at your convenience. Please note, the schedule is being filled more quickly and I encourage you to book early. I am thankful for your support, and I am excited to see you soon!
New Radiant Services & Enhancements:
Thermotherapy is an interchange of hot stones, cryotherapy balls, herbal heat packs, and cold gel packs. Thermotherapy is designed to play with the body’s thermal regulatory process. The hot and cold applications manipulate the vasodilation and vasoconstriction of blood vessels to create a pumping motion. This is incredibly effective in simulating the Lymphatic system, which tends to be a more “sludgey” system as it is responsible for extracting miscellaneous waste throughout the body.
The applications of wet and dry heat effect the body systems differently. Dry heat impacts the overall body temperature and creates a reddening and flushing by increasing the surface circulation of the skin. The increase of circulation brings a rush of oxygenated blood to the upper dermal layers and increases the appearance of the skin. The wet heat application impacts deeper tissues, adding to the malleability and softening of tense muscles. Once the muscles are relaxed, it allows for easier accessibility to chronically tight tissues. Heat satisfies our subconscious need for comfort, relaxing the nervous system, and inducing a state of calm and relaxation.
The warm massage is enhanced with a refreshing blend of Arnica, Sesame and Magnesium oils with an aromatic blend of Rosemary 1,8 Cineole, Black Pepper and Bergamot. Together this oil blend is rich in antioxidants, high in magnesium, zinc and copper minerals and is designed to decrease muscle pain, spasms. cramps, fatigue and increase the circulation.
Cold application is used to locally target areas of inflammatory concern, typically around joints and areas of chronic swelling. Cryotherapy is used to decrease pain and stop the inflammatory process.
An aloe vera gelly and cooling oil blend of Lavender, Peppermint, and Roman Chamomile is used to soothe, hydrate and moisturize the skin.
Abdominal Massage is a 30/60 Minute Treatment that focuses on relaxation and relief for gastrointestinal pain and discomfort. A complimentary essential oil blend of Ginger, Fennel and Lemon is used to energetically assist the body in reducing stress that may be associated with abdominal symptoms.
The stomach area can harbor negative emotions, trauma and stress as it is an area of vulnerability. Energetically working this area can be cathartic and very soothing to the central nervous system. After abdominal work, a herbal heat pack will be applied to the area to further encourage the feeling of comfort.
A focused session of Reflexology (foot massage) using Acupressure points for the stomach, large and small intestine meridians will end the treatment to create a feeling of energetic balance.
Personally, I am hugely fond of a body wrap and have experienced the unique benefits that a body wrap has to offer. There is something really nurturing about being cocooned, and it induces a deep sense of calmness.
This Slimming Seaweed Wrap is a bit more intense though, but the benefits are worth it. The infrared blanket used in this treatment is set on high to really get a good sustained sweat. The goal is to get the body to purge all that yucky stuff in the skin and really detoxify the body.
I found this glorious (smells kind of weird) Seaweed & Kelp that is harvested from the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Maine. It is very antioxidant and mineral rich, which translates into a product that “feeds” your skin with nutrients. The combination of high heat that increases the circulation of the body, and a nourishing application of seaweed, leaves the skin looking smoother, younger, brighter and softer. This reduces the appearance of cellulite, and wrinkles as your skin is left moisturized and clean.
If you haven’t had a body wrap before, I encourage you to try at least once in your life.
Caution: This is a high heat treatment and the potency of the seaweed/kelp is not ideal for anyone with heart conditions, claustrophobia, pregnancy, sensitive skin, or if you are taking blood thinners or aspirin.
Custom Aromatic Blends:
Updated Continued Education Certifications:
ACHS: Basics of Essential Oil Chemistry
Efficacy of Essential Oils for Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases
Get a gorgeous, natural color with our luxury rapid tan solutions. Shower in as little as 2-3 hours for a light sun-kissed glow or overnight for a rich depth of color. We pride ourselves with our attention to detail and making you look your best. When you schedule your appointment, you are sent a “Spray Tan Checklist” with tips and tricks and we are always available for any questions or concerns.
“I’ve been spray tanning for years and my experience with Tania was by far the BEST spray tan I’ve ever received. She is very down to earth, sweet and makes you feel very comfortable. Before my appointment she sent me a detailed checklist on what to do and what not to do before my tan. When I arrived, she said educated me on the tanning spray and we agreed on what shade would be best for me. She is very knowledgeable and was very detailed throughout the entire spray tan, spraying me two-three times over, paying attention to all areas of my body. By far, the best application, solution and color I’ve ever received. There was no orange color or nasty smells with the solution. She even followed up to ensure that I was happy with the color. Overall an amazing experience and fantastic, natural tan.”
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As per the new Administrative Order posted on the New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy, MASKS ARE OPTIONAL.
Radiant Massage Therapy will continue to be diligent in our cleanliness practices to ensure a healthy space. Masks and vaccination status are a personal choice, and we will respect your privacy. Our COVID19 Waiver and temperature checks will no longer be required. Our appointments will continue to be ‘by appointment only’ and please call or text upon your arrival and your massage therapist will greet you.
We do ask that if you are showing any signs of illness (fever, stomach issues, congestion, etc), that you please reschedule for the wellness of the therapist and other clients.
“On May 28, 2021, the Division of Consumer Affairs issued Administrative Order 2021-13, which supersedes and replaces DCA AO 2020-11. DCA AO 2021-13 relaxes the requirements for businesses that provide personal care services. The Administrative Order, among other things, removes. Masking requirements; Social distancing and barrier requirements; Screening protocols and temperature checks for clients; Restrictions on walk-ins; and Restrictions on high-touch items (such as waiting area magazines).The Administrative Order maintains certain health and safety standards required by DCA AO 2020-11 designed to protect clients, staff and licensees from the continued risks of COVID-19. Under DCA AO 2021-13, staff are still required to submit to screening questions and temperature checks. The Administrative Order continues to require certain infection control practices.”