Therapeutic Massage &
Body Work

Therapeutic Massage is an ancient healing modality that has been around for thousands of years offering pain management, relaxation, and stress reduction.

Each of Inner Wisdom Healing Centers Massage Therapists’ are Licensed by the state of Ohio. Many Massage Therapists create their own healing techniques by using a variety of services depending on the needs of the client.

Our Therapists are Nicole Warner, Darin Stahl, Howard Brody and Nicole Karras. You will find the practitioners name in highlighted after each modality they offer. Clicking on their name will take you to their contact page.

Therapeutic Massage Modalities Offered

Ashiatsu (Barefoot) Massage
Therapist uses their feet to provide deep compression, gliding strokes and assisted stretches. Nicole K

Cupping Therapy/ Gua Sha Massage
During a Cupping session, the therapist puts cups on skin for a few minutes to create suction. Gua Sha is Chinese for “scraping red”. Therapist uses a massage tool to scrap the skin to improve circulation. Both of these ancient Chinese healing techniques offer relief of chronic pain (especially in shoulders, neck & back). Both also release heat and energy from stagnant tissue, help with inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being. Both are usually considered to be a deep tissue modality. Nicole W, Nicole K

Lypossage
Lypossage is a holistic, healthy, non-invasive blend of two massage techniques that detoxifies, contours, and slims the body while reducing the appearance of cellulite. By cleansing the body of toxins, most clients also report increased energy levels and better mental clarity. Nicole K

Mayan Abdominal Massage
This therapy treats digestive & fertility issues. The practitioner addresses the position of the uterus and the problems that can be caused by it being displaced. These techniques can also help alleviate common digestive complaints. Nicole K

Myofascial Release
Technique used for muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood, oxygen, and lymphatic circulation, releasing trigger points that refer pain and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscles. Nicole W, Darin

Prenatal Massage Nicole K

Primal Reflex Release Technique
PRRT is a manual-therapy approach for evaluating and relieving musculoskeletal pain. PRRT is often able to release reflex points and relieve pain in a matter of seconds. Darin 

Sacred Lomi Lomi Massage
Lomi Lomi is a traditional Hawaiian massage that uses a combination of massage techniques, nut oils, and sometimes elements of prayer and breathing techniques to restore energy. Also called ‘loving hands’ massage, the therapist works gently yet deeply into the muscles with continuous, flowing strokes, allowing the recipient to relax and receive nurturing touch. Nicole K

Trigger Point Therapy/ Neuromuscular
This modality focuses on releasing trigger points, which are small, tight knots that develop in the fascia tissue that cause pain in other areas of the body (an effect known as “referral pain”). Nicole W, Nicole K, Darin, Howard

Health Benefits

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress∼related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Therapeutic Massage and body work is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:

• Decreased anxiety
• Enhanced sleep quality
• Greater energy
• Improved concentration
• Increased circulation
• Reduced fatigue

Therapeutic Massage & body work can specifically address a number of health issues including the following:

• Alleviate low∼back pain and improve range of motion
• Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays
• Ease medication dependence
• Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow∼the body’s natural defense system
• Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
• Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts
• Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ∼the skin.
• Increase joint flexibility
• Lessen depression and anxiety
• Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks
• Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation
• Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling
• Reduce spasms and cramping
• Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles
• Release endorphins∼amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller
• Relieve migraine pain