Massage Therapy

Michele Lake Message Therapy

 

By Appointment Only

  • Select Tuesday’s 9:30am – 2:00pm
  • Wednesday and Friday 9:30am – 6:00 pm

 

Call for your Relaxation Reservation Today
717-258-5834

  • Reasonable rates
  • Gift Certificates available

About the Massage Therapist

I am honored to be in the field of Massage Therapy, and am very passionate about what I do. Many things in my life have led me to this point. My desire is to take care of my clients, to meet their needs and to see them feeling better by relaxation, relieving some pain, more mobility, and an overall sense of well being thru healthy and safe touch.

I graduated from the Harrisburg Area Community College Massage Therapy program in 2010. I am knowledgeable in the realms of Swedish massage, Reflexology, Connective Tissue, Neuromuscular/trigger points, Sports massage, Chair massage, Hot Stone, Prenatal, and infant massage as well as several spa treatments including: body scrubs, paraffin dip, dry body brush and aromatherapy.

While in school I became very interested in the holistic approach to wellness. My massages incorporate a mixture of modalities to best fit the needs of each individual client for optimum wellbeing.

Code of Ethics

The Code that I follow is that in which all well-trained professional massage therapists use as their guidelines to massage. The AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) has a list of these ethics that you can find at www.amtamassage.org.

Benefits of Therapeutic Massage

  • 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, reduce blood pressure, enhance immune system, lessen depression and anxiety, Relieves migraine pain
  • Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety plus create an overall sense of well being.
  • Studies show the great benefits of healthy touch which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating tensions of our stressful lifestyles.
  • Acceptance in the medical community is more wide spread than ever before. Many techniques are becoming an important part of hospice care, neonatal intensive care, and many hospitals are incorporating on-site massage practitioners to treat post surgery or pain patients as part of the recovery process.
  • Getting a massage can do you an abundance of good. Receiving massage on a regular basis can do your body and mind even better. Doing your part of self-care can play a huge part of your longevity and overall health. Investing time and money for massage on a regular basis is truly an investment in your health and necessary wellness plan.
  • Massage is not just pampering yourself but truly a holistic mind body and spiritual therapeutic experience to keep you healthy, youthful, and emotionally balanced

The Combo to a Powerful Healing and Drug-Free Approach

Chiropractic and massage therapy, used in combination, form a powerful healing approach that addresses pain on many levels. Both long-term muscle tension and sudden impacts, such as falls, can pull and hold joints out of normal alignment. Chiropractic uses adjustment to return the joints and their normal positions and restore joint mobility. Joint misalignments or sublaxations, are often accompanied by tension or injury to the surrounding muscles, and ligaments. Addressing soft tissue problems in an important complement to chiropractic care. Muscles move joints, while ligaments support them. If a sublaxation is adjusted without addressing related soft tissues, the whole problem is not being addressed and the pain and dysfunction may persist.

  • Upon arrival to your session, confidential
    preliminary questions about your overall health
    and what you expect from your massage therapy
    will be asked. Info gathered will help determine how to
    structure your session to achieve your desired results.
  • Your specific session will determine which parts of your body will require massage. Specific areas that need attention, such as the back or especially tight muscles or the full body (except for private areas) for overall relaxation, will receive work.
  • Your session will take place on a table designed for massage and your comfort. Soft relaxing music may be played unless you prefer the quiet or, you may play your own favorite music that relaxes you.
  • Most massage and bodywork techniques are performed with the client unclothed; however it is entirely up to your comfort level and what you want to wear. You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.
  • Prior to the massage, feel free to ask any questions about the techniques or the upcoming session. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. Many people just close their eyes and completely relax. Communicating if/when you feel necessary, may be done so at anytime during the session regarding pressure, comfort, or if you have any questions about the technique, etc.
  • Remember to breathe normally.
  • A typical table massage session is usually a minimum of 30 minutes and a maximum of 90 minutes.
  • At the conclusion of the massage, your therapist will notify you when they are leaving the room. Please take a few minutes to absorb the therapeutic experience. Once you are fully dressed, your therapist will meet with you to complete the session.