Swedish/Relaxation Massage is the most requested modality for unwinding from a stressful day. It improves circulation without increased heart strain and stretches the ligaments and tendons, keeping them resilient. It is often recommended as part of a regular program for stress management.
Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular Therapy use techniques that affect the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. These modalities use firm pressure to treat “trigger points” or specific areas of neural activity to break cycles of spasm and pain associated with sports injuries or repetitive use of specific muscle groups.
Prenatal Massage focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of the childbirth experience. It is usually begun during the second and/or third trimesters of a healthy pregnancy.
Sports Massage is typically performed before, during, or after athletic events. The purpose of the massage is to reduce tension in the muscle groups affected by the event, promote flexibility and enhance the athlete’s performance. It also lessens the chance of injury and reduces muscle recovery time.
Laura Presnell, LMT
Maysville Family Chiropractic
Laura is a graduate of The Healing Arts Center in St. Louis, Missouri. She is nationally certified and licensed as a Massage Therapist in Tennessee and Kentucky. Additionally, she is a member of ABMP (Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals). She first became interested in massage while working in the airline industry, encountering weary travelers who shared her hectic, stress-inducing schedule. Interested in finding a way to help people relieve stress and live a more satisfying life, she turned to the healing modalities of massage.
The years Laura spent in the corporate world help her identify with her clients’ needs and the daily stresses they encounter. Part of her practice includes helping clients establish a mind-body balance through restorative massage. Like her clients, Laura’s days are filled with challenging commitments, and she strives to “practice what she preaches” by meeting her needs in a way that is mindful of the connection between physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. She is anxious to help others achieve a healthy mind-body balance through her work as a massage therapist.
Laura is a passionate soul who has dedicated her education to promoting the idealistic balance of mind and body to Therapeutic Massage. She is eager to share the life changing experience to all she encounters and whole-heartedly believes that the benefits are so vital to one’s being that they should be incorporated into life’s daily routine.