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Session Pricing

480-695-2002

Pure Light Therapies
3740 E. Southern, Suite 214
Mesa, Arizona 85206

 


Judy Richter, L.M.T.

Judy Richter, L.M.T.

Licensed Massage Therapist
since 1993
Lic. No. MT-01528P

Reiki Master Practitioner
since 1996

 

Trained &
Certified In:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Reiki ~ Energy Healing
  • BioMat Therapy
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Tuning Fork Therapy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Rock and Unlock
  • Thoracic Outlet
  • Rotator Cuff Release
  • Neck Release
  • Mother Touch (Pregnancy Massage)
  • Infant Massage and Instruction
  • Elder Touch
  • Cancer Therapy
  • Cayce/Reilly Massage
  • Cranial Unwinding

 

 

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WHAT IS MASSAGE?

Massage is the systematic manipulation of the body’s soft tissue, primarily muscles. It benefits the nervous, muscular, and circulatory systems. Massages are usually performed using the hands, forearms, or elbows (for deeper muscle work) with lotions or oils. Massage involves a combination of movements, including stretching and kneading.

WHAT IS CUPPING?

By creating suction and vacuum pressure, Cupping is used to soften tight muscles and tone attachments, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue, bring hydration and blood flow to body tissues, move deep inflammation to the skin surface for release, and drain excess fluids and toxins by opening lymph to drain.    I am trained and certified ACE Massage Cupping practitioner.

Benefits of Massage

  • Calms the nervous system
  • Relaxes tight muscles
  • Improves circulation of blood and lymphatic system
  • Improves joint mobility
  • Improves blood flow to all organs including heart and brain
  • Strengthens digestive system, aiding in elimination of toxins from your body
  • Encourages general relaxation
  • Improves immune system functions
  • Improves energy
  • Relieves muscle aches and stiffness
  • Relieves the effects of stress
  • Restores a calm mind
  • And, Massage can make you feel Really, Really Good!

Types of Massage

~ Swedish or Therapeutic Massage ~
(The most common type of massage)

Swedish massage uses kneading, friction, and stretching to relax or stimulate muscles. Swedish massage can be very relaxing. Areas such as the scalp, face, neck, shoulders, abdomen, arms, hands, legs, feet, hips, buttocks, and upper and lower back are kneaded.  Oils are used to control the amount of friction desired during a session.

~ Neuromuscular or Trigger Point Therapy ~

Muscular areas with poor circulation form Trigger Points, irritable spots or knots in the muscles that refer pain, tingling, numbness or other sensations to other parts of the body. Muscles tense around these points, causing pain. To “work out” a Trigger Point, a deeper pressure is applied to the specific area. This type of massage is effective for relief of a variety of muscle aches and pains including chronic headaches, stiff necks, sore shoulders, upper and lower back pain and sciatic discomfort.

Your First Massage

As your therapist I will begin your session by asking you to complete a form asking some general health questions. Then we will discuss your medical history and I will explain how your session will unfold. I will leave the room while you undress and relax on the table, covering yourself with a sheet. Your massage will take place on a table especially designed for stability and comfort. The room is generally warm and quiet with soft music to set a relaxing, meditative space. Essential Oils may be used. You will be covered at all times except for the area that is being worked on. Talking is optional during a massage. Some people prefer to close their eyes and relax. It is important to drink plenty of water prior to and following a massage to help “flush” out any toxins stirred up during your session. Hydration after a massage also helps alleviate any soreness you may experience.

A Therapeutic Massage can benefit anyone…in any profession.
Let its benefits improve your everyday life.

It's Nice to Be Kneaded