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Massage Therapy Benefits

Improves Sleep Quality

Massage therapy can help reduce stress and anxiety levels, which can result in more peaceful sleep. For this reason, massage therapy is typically recommended for a number of sleep-related disorders.

Eases Muscle Pain

Massage therapy can help reduce painful tension and inflammation of muscles, tendons, and joints.

Boosts Immune Function

Massage therapy can increase the activity of white blood cells in the body and boost immune function.

Improves Mental Alertness

Massage therapy can increase mental alertness by reducing stress and increasing serotonin levels in the body.

Relieves Stress

The relaxing experience of massage therapy can decrease cortisol levels in the body while boosting endorphin levels, resulting in a reduction of stress.

Enhances Circulation

Pressure and degrees of movement used during massage therapy help increase circulation, improving overall wellness.

Improves Joint Mobility

By reducing tension and inflammation, massage therapy can help improve joint mobility.

Reduces Tension In The Muscles

Massage therapy techniques can reduce tension in muscles, resulting in less pain and greater joint mobility.

Stimulates Movement Of Lymphatic Fluid

Massage therapy can help stimulate the movement of lymphatic fluid and aid in flushing toxins out of the body.

Types Of Massage Therapy Offered At In Motion O.C. In Irvine, Orange County

Swedish Massage

This is the most common type of massage. Swedish Massage involves a variety of long, kneading strokes on the outer layer of muscles to help reduce stress and tension. You can expect to feel relaxed and energized after a Swedish Massage. Swedish Massages are held in our private massage room.

Deep Tissue Massage

Mainly used to treat musculoskeletal issues, Deep Tissue Massage involves applying sustained pressure to the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. This modality helps relieve muscle tension and can break up painful scar tissue that forms after injures. Deep Tissue Massages are held in our private massage room.

Stretching Massage

Perfect for before or after therapy sessions, Stretching Massages involve stretching with incorporated massage techniques. These types of massages are held in a semi-private massage area where clothes can be left on during your massage.

Meet Our Massage Therapists

Lisa Avina

Lisa is a graduate of National Holistic Institute in 2013 with over 900 hours of training. She is licensed by the state of California and is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Lisa loves helping people reach their health goals. Some of her favorite massage techniques are Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Prenatal and Trigger Point Therapy.

Mark Jumuad, CMT

Mark is a graduate of the National Holistic Institute core program. He is also a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Furthermore, Mark has been a strength and conditioning coach since 2012. He holds certifications in Opex and Trx. He grew up playing sports and he knows how beneficial it is for someone to take good care of their body, especially in a holistic way and approach. Mark says, “Health is Wealth! Let me help you!”

Moana Thoma

Moana is a Certified Neuromuscular Massage Therapist. She graduated from NHI. She has over 1,200 hours of training. She’s licensed by the state of California and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She says, “since the age of 8 I knew I wanted to be a massage therapist and help people feel better.”

Annette Nolasco, CMT

Annette is a graduate of the National Holistic Institute core and Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy program with over 1200 hours of training. She is also a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. With the background of massaging her mother growing up, she saw the opportunity to join school and learn the proper techniques to help people’s wellness. She has a clinical yet therapeutic approach in her massage techniques. She says “Don’t forget to take time for some self-care.

Massage Therapy FAQs

Will My Insurance Cover Massage Therapy?

Our massage therapy services are not covered by insurance. Contact us to learn more about the cost of our massage services in Orange County.

How Much Does Massage Therapy Cost?

Pricing can vary depending on the type and length of massage. To learn more about pricing, contact us and be sure to ask about our membership special for additional perks and savings.

How Long Are Massage Therapy Sessions?

We offer 25-minute, 50-minute, and 80-minute massage therapy sessions.

Will I Feel Sore After Massage Therapy Sessions?

It is completely normal to feel sore after massage therapy sessions due to the stimulation and manipulation of soft tissues during the massage.Just like exercise, regular massage therapy sessions will decrease episodes of muscle soreness.

Which Massage Type Is Right For Me?

The right type of massage therapy for you will depend on what type of symptoms you are looking to resolve. Your massage therapist will consult with you before your massage to determine which type of massage may be best for you.

How Often Should I Get A Massage?

Getting a massage once every 1-2 weeks is the standard treatment, but everyone is different. Your massage therapist can help set a cadence that works best for you.

*This information about massage therapy was reviewed by Dr Natalie Thomas, PT, DPT. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us here.


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