At Wildwood Counseling Services in Toledo, OH, we're excited to offer a new addition to our services - massage therapy!
Our experienced therapists are here to provide you with a range of benefits to help you relax, relieve stress, and ease pain. This complementary service to mental health therapy can provide immediate relief for physical and emotional distress.
Massage therapy can offer a range of benefits, including:
Reduced stress hormones, such as norepinephrine, cortisol, and epinephrine
Improved blood circulation to the muscles, brain, lymph nodes, and connective tissues of the body
Increased release of hormones that reduce pain, anxiety, and pain levels
Increased oxytocin levels in the body, creating feelings of empathy and generosity, which improves social bonding
Decreased muscle and spinal cord pain by limiting activation of "pain receptors"
Decreased cytokine creation in the body, which is a leading cause of general inflammation
Our massage therapy sessions are tailored to your individual needs and preferences. We offer relaxation and therapeutic massage to address both short-term and long-term distress. Regular massage sessions can lead to long-term benefits for both emotional and physical well-being.
Book your appointment today to experience the benefits of massage therapy for yourself!
Massage Therapy Services
Therapeutic massage is a type of massage that focuses on addressing specific issues or areas of discomfort in the body.
It involves the use of various techniques and pressure levels to help alleviate pain, tension, and stiffness. This type of massage can be customized to meet the individual needs and preferences of each client and can also be used as a complementary therapy to traditional medical and pain-relief treatments.
Some of the benefits of therapeutic massage may include improved circulation, reduced muscle tension and pain, increased range of motion, and enhanced overall relaxation and well-being.
This massage can help reduce muscle tension, which is why it may help relieve some symptoms that are associated with stress and anxiety. It can also help insomnia, headaches, and digestive issues.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is a great option for those who want to indulge in a unique and luxurious massage experience.
It involves the use of heated stones placed on specific areas of the body.
The heat from the stones helps to deeply relax and release tension in the muscles, allowing for a deeper massage experience. Our experienced massage therapists use smooth, flat, heated stones that are placed on the body and also used as a tool to massage the muscles.
The warmth from the stones helps to improve blood circulation, and can also aid in reducing stress, anxiety, and promoting a sense of relaxation.
Lymphatic drainage massage is a type of gentle massage that targets the lymphatic system in your body.
The lymphatic system is responsible for eliminating waste and toxins from your body, and when it's not functioning properly, it can lead to swelling, inflammation, and pain.
During a lymphatic drainage massage, a trained therapist uses light, rhythmic strokes to encourage the flow of lymph fluid in your body, helping to remove waste and toxins from your tissues. This can help to reduce swelling, promote healing, and boost your immune system.
If you suffer from conditions such as lymphedema, fibromyalgia, or chronic fatigue syndrome, or if you simply want to improve your overall health and well-being, lymphatic drainage massage may be a great choice for you.
Prenatal massage is a type of massage therapy that is specifically designed for pregnant women.
This type of massage can help alleviate some of the discomforts associated with pregnancy such as back pain, joint pain, and swollen feet. It can also help reduce stress and promote relaxation for both the mother and the baby. It can also decrease chances of pre-term labor and help relieve some pregnancy depression and anxiety.
During a pregnancy massage, the therapist will use special techniques and positioning to ensure the safety and comfort of the mother and the baby. This may involve side-lying or semi-reclined positioning, the use of special pillows or cushions, and the avoidance of certain pressure points.
Bodywork by Beth
Bodywork is an individualized body treatment designed to connect your mind and body toward healing.
Beth’s treatments involve assessment of your body in the moment and utilizing a variety of techniques to help you release restrictions and trauma held in your body causing pain and tension. Paying attention always to the mind body connection that can also release long held emotion. The goal being to release and let go.
This specialized massage technique focuses on the fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds and supports your muscles and organs. By targeting areas of tightness or restriction in the fascia, our skilled therapists can help you achieve greater freedom of movement, improved posture, and reduced pain.
Unlike traditional massage techniques that focus on the muscles themselves, myofascial release is a deeper and more holistic way to work with your body. It can be especially helpful for those who have experienced trauma or chronic pain, as it helps to release tension held in the body's soft tissues.
Reiki is a form of energy healing that aims to balance the energy centers in the body to promote overall well-being. Your body releases energy, thoughts and emotions that are no longer serving you.
During a Reiki session, a practitioner will use gentle touch or non-touch techniques to channel universal life force energy to the recipient, promoting relaxation and stress relief. Reiki can be beneficial for anyone looking to reduce stress, improve relaxation, and promote a sense of overall well-being. It can also be particularly helpful for those experiencing physical or emotional pain, anxiety, or depression.
Most leave the session feeling less pain, more centered, peaceful, lighter and have a sense of clarity on life.
Dry brushing is a technique that involves brushing the skin with a dry brush to exfoliate dead skin cells and promote circulation.
This can help improve the appearance of skin, reduce the appearance of cellulite, and promote lymphatic drainage. It can also help to stimulate the nervous system, which can help to improve overall well-being.
Dry brushing is a gentle and non-invasive technique that is an easy way to improve your skin and overall health.
A combination of massage techniques and steamed towels to promote full relaxation, soothe muscles, and restore body and mind. Restorative massage blends relaxation techniques and deep tissue work to allow the whole body to release and expose the issues lying within.
It focuses on gentle, slow movements that help to release tension and ease tightness in the muscles, while also calming the mind and body.
It can be particularly helpful for those experiencing chronic pain or stress, as it promotes a sense of calm and relaxation that can be difficult to achieve on your own.
Cranial Sacral Pattern
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, non-invasive technique that focuses on the craniosacral system - the soft tissues and fluid that surround the brain and spinal cord. Using light touch and subtle movements, our trained therapists work to release any restrictions or imbalances in this system. This can lead to improved function of the central nervous system, reduction in pain and tension, and a deep sense of relaxation.
This light touch therapy is especially effective for migraines, mild depression, cervical, thoracic, and lumbar pain as well as chronic pain syndrome. It's a perfect option for those seeking a gentle, hands-on approach to healing and relaxation.
Reflexology is a form of massage therapy that focuses on specific areas of the feet, hands, and ears that are believed to correspond to specific organs and systems of the body.
By applying pressure to these areas, reflexology can help to improve circulation, reduce tension, and promote relaxation throughout the body.
It's a safe and gentle therapy that can benefit people of all ages and can be particularly helpful for those with chronic conditions or stress-related issues. Examples of this includes IBS, arthritis, asthma, and hormonal imbalances.
Assisted stretching is a type of stretching technique where a trained professional helps you stretch your muscles in a deeper and more effective way.
There are numerous benefits to assisted stretching, such as increasing your flexibility, blood circulation and range of motion. It also helps decrease pain and stiffness and muscle tension, and it lowers your risk of injury. Assisted stretching can improve your core strength and posture, and enhance your athletic performance while reducing your recovery time. Stretching is even touted as a way to lower your stress levels, improve your sleep and boost your energy.
At Wildwood Counseling Services, we believe in offering comprehensive wellness services that cater to your unique needs. Each technique offers unique benefits that can be beneficial for individuals with chronic conditions, those looking for a deeper way to process and heal from trauma, and anyone seeking to enhance their overall wellness. Below is a list of our massage therapy services, along with a brief description of their benefits and the populations they may be helpful for.