What is massage therapy?
Is it a luxury?
A necessary health benefit?
A way to cope with chronic pain?
A gift certificate you received from a friend?
The answer is all of the above! Everyone has a story. A history. A reason to be on the massage table. From week to week, we see numerous clients who come in looking for pain relief. Some can’t move their shoulder. Others are suffering from migraines, fibromyalgia, stressful jobs, emotional unease, arthritis, limited range of motion, and the list goes on. We even have clients come in because they are caring for loved ones – that is a full-time, emotional and physical job that can certainly take its toll.
Most often, massage therapy is a last resort for people; a sort of desperate plea after all other avenues have been exhausted. Then there are the occasional clients that are sent our way via doctors and healthcare professionals as part of their treatment plan. We are happy to say that this is happening more and more lately and we are thrilled to a part of our clients’ healthcare team.
It’s really a joy to see how quickly the body responds to treatment when it hasn’t had time to get into a chronic state of restriction and tightness. In understanding that massage is not a “cure-all” for anything, it is always an incredible addition to a treatment plan. Sometimes it speeds up the healing process with an acute injury or post surgery. Other times, it’s finally getting those restrictions out of your muscles and being able to increase your normal daily activity. Let’s not forget, taking time to destress so that you can have a clearer mind is also vitally important in your day-to-day living. Even just the simple assurance that you are loving yourself enough to give your body what it needs, is reason enough to make massage a regular part of your wellness routine.
The bottom line is when our body is hurting in any way it’s trying to tell us something. We would be best served to listen to it.
Swedish / Relaxation / Neuromuscular Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Trigger Point Therapy
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin; practitioners believe this mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing. Suction is created using heat (fire) or mechanical devices (hand or electrical pumps).
Structural integration is based on the idea that the entire structural order of the body needs to be realigned and balanced around a “central vertical line” representing gravity’s influence. During a structural integration session, the therapist will massage areas outward and in toward the heart and vital organs. The manipulation of the fascia (the system that connects all the body’s systems) is thought to free up areas of congestion within the body. These areas of congestion have been determined as trouble spots that collect sickness and disease, and harbor injury. The structural integration of the body allows for greater freedom and ease of movement, in addition to better overall health.
Raindrop Therapy uses a layering process of 9 different Young Living’s therapeutic/medicinal grade essential oils applied to the feet and spine. The combination of these oils, and the application of moist warm towels to the spine and back, allows the oils to penetrate your body rapidly and begin their therapeutic process on a cellular level. Raindrop Therapy has been known to increase the immune system, relieve back issues, and to create balance and harmony in the body – physically, mentally, and emotionally
*because of the use of high-quality oils in this massage, a one-hour raindrop therapy session has an increased cost at $85/hr*
Bamboo therapy is deep tissue work that releases tension and eases knots through the use of hollow bamboo canes/stalks of varying lengths and diameters. This modality uses a blend of Swedish massage and the benefits of soothing heat.
Hot Stone Therapy
This treatment helps to melt tension, ease muscles stiffness, and increase circulation and metabolism through the placement of smooth, water-heated stones at key points on the body for a deeper muscle relaxation.
Pregnancy massage is a complementary choice for prenatal care. It helps reduce stress and promotes overall wellness by alleviating many of the normal discomforts of pregnancy (i.e. backaches, headaches, leg cramps, and swelling).
Foot Scrub and Massage
This therapy brings balance and harmony to the body through the use of targeted massage, distinctive energy approaches, and the science of aromatherapy to help with structural and electrical alignment.
The therapists in our wellness center use a variety of modalities based on the services booked and their individual certification level.
Licensed Massage Therapist | Lic. 2213
Hi, I’m Ginny, the owner of Recipero Massage and Wellness. Ever since I received my first massage in 2004, I have made it my life goal to give back to my clients what I experienced that day–a feeling of renewed health; mind, body, and spirit. I graduated from Kee Business College in Newport News, VA. in 2005 with studies in Massage Therapy. Following graduation, I obtained my certification through the National Certified Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) in both 2005 and 2009. After being a licensed therapist in three different states, I furthered my national certification process by passing the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEX) in 2012.
For more information about Ginny and her mission behind Recipero Massage and Wellness visit our ABOUT page.
Phone: (228) 364-3462
Licensed Massage Therapist | Lic. 2548
A graduate of St. Stanislaus and Millsaps College, I spent twenty years in a corporate career, relying on the health benefits of massage to help manage stress inherent in a modern work environment. To pursue a more personally fulfilling life and career, I quite my job, completed 775 hours of Massage Therapy education (at Blue Cliff College), earned my Massage Therapist license and I am now dedicated to helping clients manage stress, reduce pain, and improve well-being. With an emphasis in deep tissue massage, strong hands and focused, pure intention, I am committed to serving others in a meaningful way.
Licensed Massage Therapist | Lic. 885
Hi, I’m Miranda Perry. Originally from North Mississippi, I graduated from Ackermon High with honors, continued my education at Itawamba Community College in Fulton, MS, and went on to attend The Natural Healing Arts School of Massage Therapy in Tupelo, MS, graduating with honors in 2005. Since then, I have furthered my education through courses in Craniosacral Therapy, Hydrotherapy, Aromatherpay, Table Thai, Deep Tissue work, Hot Stone work, Prenatal Massage, Special Innovative Massage for Headaches and Neck Pain, and Cancer Massage Therapy with an emphasis in prenantal and cancer massage. I obtained my national certification with NCBTMB in 2005 and have been licensed in Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, and Nevada. My mission as a therapist is to help indviduals find peace and tranquility within themselves, to rid the congestion of aches and pains, and to restore the inner being back to its original well state.