Overall

Overall health advantages that Massage Therapy can offer:

  • Improve posture and stimulate the body’s own healing ability.
  • Help relieve stress and aid in relaxation so the body can rejuvenate.
  • Increase energy and counteract fatigue
  • Improve flexibility and range of motion
  • Increase endorphin, serotonin, and dopamine levels
  • Reduces cortisol levels; can be cardio-protective
  • Release muscle adhesions and unwanted scar tissue formation
  • Increase speed of recovery from injury or exercise
  • Reduce post-operative pain and improve recovery time
  • Foster cellular nutrient delivery and waste removal
  • Increases efficiency of the immune system
  • Alleviate pain and discomfort
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Helps alleviate headaches and migraines
  • Helps relieve sinus pressure
  • Improves muscle elasticity and tone
  • Improves blood and lymph circulations
  • Increases detoxification of the body
  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing
  • Promotes opportunity for relaxation and restful sleep
  • Improve quality of life

Mental & Emotional Benefits

  • Calms the nervous system
  • Promote a relaxed state of mental alertness
  • Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity
  • Fosters a general sense well-being and peace of mind
  • Reduces levels of anxiety
  • Aids in alleviating depression
  • Fosters greater awareness of mind-body connection

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Courtney DiCarlo RD, CMT, LMT is a nationally certified and state licensed massage therapist with degrees in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology.  She is located in Athens, GA.

For a list of contraindications for massage therapy, please click here.

Sports Massage

Advantages That Sports Massage Therapy Can Offer Athletes
  • Improves recovery time
  • Helps flush out acids and metabolites in muscle tissue
  • Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness
  • Reduces swelling and pain
  • Increases range of movement; improves joint flexibility
  • Improves posture; creates a more bilaterally muscle-balanced body
  • Increases muscle elasticity thereby reducing risk of future injuries
  • Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments
  • Reduces formation of excessive scar tissue
  • Increases energy; counteracts fatigue
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Enhances athletic performance
  • Extend the life of your sporting career

Other health Advantages

  • Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids
  • Increases a detoxifying effect on the body
  • Fosters a feeling of well-being
  • Reduces levels of anxiety
  • Creates body awareness

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Courtney DiCarlo CMT, LMT is a nationally certified and state licensed massage therapist with degrees in Nutrition, and Exercise and Sport Science.  She is located in Athens, GA.

For a list of contraindications for massage therapy, please click here.

Pregnancy Massage

Overall Health Advantages of Pregnancy Massage
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Helps relieve stress; aids in relaxation so the body can work more optimally
  • Increases energy; counteract fatigue
  • Aids in alleviating hip, neck, shoulder, and back pain
  • Promotes healthy blood and lymphatic circulation
  • Increases oxygen levels for mom and baby
  • Increases cellular nutrient delivery
  • Helps flush out cellular waste
  • Increases serotonin levels
  • Reduces swelling
  • Improves posture
  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing
  • Increases hormones that support gestation
  • Promotes opportunity for restful sleep

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Mental & Emotional Benefits
  • Fosters peace of mind and a general sense of well-being
  • Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness and focus
  • Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity
  • Reduces anxiety; eases tension
  • Helps foster mind-body awareness

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Courtney DiCarlo CMT, LMT is a nationally certified and state licensed massage therapist who has studied pregnancy, labor, and postpartum massage.  She completed her Doula certification to enhance her knowledge and best support her massage clients. Her office is located in Athens, GA.

For more information on pregnancy massage and it’s possible contraidications to consider with your OB/GYN, please visit http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/prenatalmassage.html


Arthritis Relief

Advantages that Medical Massage for Arthritis can offer:

  • Improves quality of life
  • Helps to alleviate the pain cycle associated with arthritis
  • Improves posture and stimulate the body’s own healing ability.
  • Helps relieve stress; decreases cortisol levels
  • Increases energy; counteracts fatigue
  • Promotes stronger grip strength for those with chronic hand arthritis
  • Improves flexibility and range of movement
  • Increases endorphin and serotonin levels
  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing
  • Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids
  • Aids in detoxification of the body
  • Promotes opportunity for restful sleep

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Mental & Emotional Benefits

  • Fosters a general sense well-being
  • Reduces levels of stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Creates greater body awareness; fosters a healthy mind-body connection

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Courtney DiCarlo CMT, LMT is a nationally certified and state licensed massage therapist with degrees in Nutrition, and Exercise and Sport Science.  She is certified in Medical Massage Therapy for Arthritis.  She is located in Athens, GA.

For a list of contraindications for massage therapy, please click here.

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