Because I work by myself, and do about half of my work out-of-office (in Allegan, Saugatuck and South Haven), I am not set up to take last-minute appointments. With sufficient lead-time, I am much more able to accommodate your specific massage appointment request. I welcome requests that are scheduled at least 6 to 24 hours in advance. Whether I can schedule a massage within a tighter time-frame than that depends upon where I am working, and what my schedule looks like at the time of your last-minute request... sometimes I can fit you right in, sometimes within a few hours, and sometimes it will be impossible to see you until the next day or the day after. Please call to verify my availability for last-minute requests.
With sufficient lead-time I can schedule appointments as early as 8 a.m, and as late as 7 p.m., any day of the week except Wednesdays, when my entire day is devoted to working with, and planning classes for, my Yoga students at Allegan County Community Mental Health.
Please also note that I am happy to schedule massage appointments on Saturdays or Sundays, also within the 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. time-frame.
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The Benefits of Relaxation through Therapeutic Massage or Yoga
Research shows that both therapeutic massage and Yoga-practice create a relaxation response which enhances the way your immune system works. When your body is stressed, it creates stress hormones which have an irritating effect on the immune system. The immune system will automatically mobilize to fight the chronic irritation caused by these elevated stress hormone levels; this weakens you body's overall ability to fight disease. When your body is more relaxed, you have lower levels of stress hormones and your immune system doesn't have to put so much energy into fighting that irritation. Both therapeutic massage and Yoga practice increase chemicals in the brain that create feelings of well-being, and reduce the production of stress hormones.This lightens the workload on the immune system, freeing it to deal more efficiently and rapidly with factors outside yourself (bacteria or viruses you might come into contact with, for example) that might cause your body to break down or get sick.
In addition, both therapeutic massage and Yoga-practice:
Increase circulation in the muscles
Give you greater ease of motion
Diminish chronic pain
Help balance your nervous system
Increase your ability to concentrate
Make you feel GREAT!
Nurture... Therapeutic Massage and Yoga
Marianna Maver, M.A.T., LMT
246 S. River Avenue, Suite 41
Holland, MI 49423
(mobile #) 269-857-4170