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Located conveniently in St. Paul.

Awaken For Wellness is your Home for massage and Bodywork   

Massage at Awaken is different than the common spa experience. In fact, we boast that we are NOT a spa! We are here to meet your health needs and strive to see progress in every session. Our massage therapy offering is what we love to call bodywork. We are results based. We want to see you decrease your pain, increase your range of motion, and increase your quality of life. Bodyworkers at Awaken For Wellness are encouraged to think outside the box and not only utilize their understanding of anatomy and intuition, but also think critically before, during, and after your session.

 

 

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Each Massage Therapist at Awaken For Wellness have differing skill sets and techniques so please let us know how we can find the best match for you.  

Your feedback is important to us! 

 

Expect an eclectic approach for your healing. You will not find a “cookie cutter” approach here. We have therapists that are interested in understanding the underlying issue for your aches and pains.

We start with an intake – a conversation about your concerns. From the intake the therapist will customize bodywork session for you. Depending on your mutual goals, your therapist may use a combination of the most effective techniques; These techniques could involve stretching, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, and more. Not all of our therapists work the same, Awaken is dedicated to find a fit for you!

After your session you will generally receive suggestions for self care techniques.

We believe everyone has one goal in common and that is to feel amazing in our bodies; Free of tension and discomfort and able to enjoy the quality of life that we all deserve.

You may be seeking out massage to relax. We are happy to offer you a relaxing massage. However, our bodywork sessions are designed to help restore your body back to balance which gives you far longer lasting effects than massage alone. The more you inform us about your aches, pains, and concerns the better we can develop a treatment plan customized to fit your specific needs. Not all of our therapists work the same, so let us know if your first session is not a perfect fit. We want to find a match for you!

If you are experiencing pain, whether chronic or acute or are looking to improve your range of motion and structural health, then it is bodywork to which you should turn. Our goal is to use a combination of techniques to create a muscular release which will bring your body back to balance!

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Types of Massage

Each Massage Therapist at Awaken For Wellness have differing skill sets and techniques so please let us know how we can find the best match for you. Your feedback is important to us!

 Trigger point TherapyTrigger Point Therapy is a technique that focuses on the tight, tender areas of a muscle. Most importantly, these adhered areas can cause referral pain to other areas in the body. Therapists work through the trigger point by applying pressure and friction to release the local or referred pain. Many people experiencing headaches, arm pain, and pain down the leg (as well as any other mysterious pains) could be helped with Trigger Point Therapy.
Deep Tissue

Massage

Deep tissue massage involves working through the superficial layers to approach the deep layers and releasing deep aches and pains.

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Sports Massage involves a combinations of techniques to increase range of motion, release adhesion, and lengthen muscle.

shutterstock_167838479Rehabilitative massage involves massage that helps restore the body back to its pre-injury functionality. By releasing adhesion, scar tissue, and focusing specifically on the past or current injury, the therapist works to release restriction and pain.
Swedish Massage Involves long, kneading strokes to pump the muscle full of blood and nourish the muscle to maintain muscle function. Swedish is often performed for full body sessions and while deep tissue can be integrated; the general result is relaxation and enhancing circulation.
Myofascial Release involves slow dragging of the skin and muscle layers using very little or no lotion. The desired result is to release the muscle layers from each other to enhance muscle functionality.

Massage etiquette and tips!

New to massage? New to Awaken? Here is some pointers so we can ensure a comfortable and successful session for you!

You can undress to your comfort level, and you will be draped for the entirety of the massage. Depending on your goals for the session sometimes a therapist will instruct you to leave certain articles on or request you to wear specific type of loose or yoga style clothing. If you request a lot of stretching during your session it may be best to bring a pair of shorts and sports bra or t-shirt.

You can request your session to be performed through clothing if you are uncomfortable with removing clothes. Most therapists are comfortable with this however they will also generally state that you will have a more effective session if lotion is involved.

You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.
Massage Therapists would rather their clients leave happy and satisfied than not, so if the therapist is doing something that is too intense or doesn’t feel effective, a good ‘that’s a little too much pressure’ or ‘that area is too sensitive to be worked on’ should help the therapist accomplish the results you desire.
The practitioner will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet and sometimes blanket.
The therapist will work as specific as you wish or as broad as you desire. Communication is key! Do not be afraid to be specific.
A relaxing Swedish massage is often a baseline for clients. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes that will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. Often, a light oil or lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. The oil also helps hydrate your skin. You should communicate immediately if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken. Massage and bodywork are most effective when your body is not resisting.
Massage and bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.
This is not a concern! Come as you are. All therapists have seen it all so don’t worry about your grooming. We are here to help you; that is our only concern!

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