Massage Therapy


What is Massage Therapy?

Massage is one of the oldest, simplest forms of therapy and is a system of stroking, pressing and kneading different areas of the body to relieve pain, relax, stimulate, and tone the body. Massage does much more than create a pleasant sensation on the skin, it also works on the soft tissues(the muscles, tendons, and ligaments) to improve muscle tone. Although it largely affects those muscles just under the skin, its benefits may also reach the deeper layers of muscle and possibly even the organs themselves. Massage also stimulates blood circulation and assists the lymphatic system (which runs parallel to the circulatory system), improving the elimination of waste throughout the body.


Why Total Health?

The massage therapists at Total Health are State licensed and as such, are subject to continuing education credit requirements, which ensure they are continuously honing their skills and leaning new and advanced therapies and strategies. Whether it’s deep tissue, relaxation, table or chair massage, Total Health’s licensed massage therapists are ready to assist you.

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Manda Johnson

CHC, LMT

Karen Peplin

LMT, L.Ac

Benefits of Massages

Massage therapy from a licensed practitioner can:


Lower stress

The long-term effects of stress can take emotional and physical tolls. Massage therapy may relieve stress and conditions associated with it, such as tension headaches.


Increase immune function

Medical research indicates that massage therapy can help boost immune system strength by increasing the activity level of the body's natural "killer T cells," which fight off viruses.


Boost mental health and wellness

Research suggests that symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression (all associated with mental health) may be directly affected with massage therapy.




Manage pain

Pain can negatively affect a person's quality of life and impede recovery from illness or injury. Recent findings highlight the role of massage in pain management.


Improve physical fitness

Elite and recreational athletes alike can benefit from massage therapy-massage can reduce muscle tension, improve exercise performance and prevent injuries.