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“Cade is superb at developing quality relationships while also trained and educated on current methods of massage. I would confidently recommend Cade to anyone seeking a first-class professional massage therapist.” – Brandon Webb

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“Cade was my massage therapist for approximately one year while I was traveling as a business consultant to the Minneapolis area. He is passionate and dedicated to his work and his clients.”

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He uses a broad range of therapeutic services to help you achieve your goal and he is willing to help you with information, for when you’re not being treated, so that you can feel just as good as when you left. I recommend anyone to try Cade.” – Michael Bahr

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“Cade’s primary concern is caring for your health and well-being by providing individualized solutions. He uses the latest techniques to provide you with a holistic, individualized treatment.”

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“Cade is one of the best therapists I have ever worked with and been worked on by. His ability to focus on an injury is second to none. I could not say enough great things about him.” – Dr. Howard Fidler

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“Cade is one of the best therapists I have ever had work on me for sports injuries. He really understands the human body and how everything connects. I saw great results from his massage abilities.” – Christopher Husby

One of the Best Massage Therapists
  • Massage Therapy for Stress and Pain Relief!

    Shiatsu, Swedish, Deep Tissue and more.
  • Atheletes LOVE Theraputic Massage...because they can play better.

    Theraputic massage can alleviate pain and prepare for strenuous workouts
  • Massage will help you alleviate low-back pain better than drugs and improve your range of motion.

    Massage will pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • You will relieve migraine pain and tension headaches with Massage

    And enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system
  • Studies show that massage lessens depression and anxiety without drugs

    Studies show that massage lessens depression and anxiety without drugs
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles

    Your energy will soar!
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles

    General aches and pains disappear
  • Massage assists with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.

A Scientific Study Proves Massage Improves Your Health

A recent New York Times article responds to the concern: Does an excellent massage do more than merely unwind your muscular tissues?

To discover the answer, researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles recruited 53 healthy adults and arbitrarily appointed 29 of them to a 45-minute session of deep-tissue Swedish massage and the other 24 to a session of light massage therapy. All of the participants were fitted with intravenous catheters so blood samples could be taken right away prior to the massage therapy and up to an hour afterward. To their shock, the specialists, sponsored by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a division of the National Institutes of Health, found that a “single session of massage created organic changes.”

Volunteers who obtained Swedish massage experienced considerable decreases in degrees of the tension causing hormone cortisol in blood Science Proves Massage works!and spit, and in arginine vasopressin, a bodily hormone that can cause rises in cortisol. They additionally had boosts in the variety of lymphocytes, white blood cells that are part of the immune system. Volunteers that had the light massage therapy experienced higher increases in oxytocin, a hormone connected with contentment, compared to the Swedish massage therapy team, and bigger minimizes in adrenal corticotropin hormone, which stimulates the adrenal glands to release cortisol.

The study was posted online in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. The lead author, Dr. Mark Hyman Rapaport, chairman of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences at Cedars-Sinai, claimed the results were “very, very fascinating and very, very exciting– and I’m a skeptic.”

Although they can be utilized as a combined method, as in the study, Deep Tissue and Swedish Massage are normally made use of for different effects. View the short article, “Is Deep Tissue Massage Supposed to Hurt?

The research’s strenuous proof of massage’s capability to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol is extremely important. A post

Headaches are often caused by stress

Headaches are often caused by stress

concerning the connection between cortisol and wellness describes how after the physical body replies to stress and pressure, it’s essential that the body is able to relax and return to its rested state, eliminating the cortisol.  Sadly, in our current high-stress society, the body’s tension feedback is activated so frequently that the body does not consistently have an opportunity to return to regular, causing a state of persistent tension.

Herbert Benson, the doctor who determined the Relaxation Response has actually generated a substantial body of research showing the impact of the Relaxation Response on health. A committed cardiologist, he has actually committed a lot of his almost 40-year career to the areas of behavioral medicine and mind-body studies. He is Director Emeritus of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine (BHI) at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Just what does this study mean for you? These are all symptoms of cortisol accumulation. When you start getting a regular massage you’ll find you can better manage the stresses of your day, both physically and mentally.

The research’s strenuous proof of massage’s capability to reduce degrees of the anxiety causing hormone cortisol is really crucial to good health.

Defining Deep Tissue Massage-Is it Supposed to Hurt?

(Note:  This article was published on October 17, 2013.  Many people have asked for it again, so here it is)

This is an often misunderstood term in massage. It is often assumed that deep tissue massage means neuromuscular massage or myotherapy, utilizing deep pressure and friction, often in a rough or less comfortable and sometimes even painful manner. A lot of massage therapists themselves are even taught that Deep Tissue Massage is supposed to be painful. I know I was at. Unfortunately this preconception from therapists and clients alike can scare people away from trying it out. Massaging deep tissues is often extremely useful in cases of chronic muscle tension, muscle spasms, poor posture, repetitive strain, pain conditions, and recovery from injury. What you may not realize, is that there are a multitude of body work techniques that address deep tissues in various manners, and with a wide variety of intensity. The following are some of the most common techniques:.

Frictioning and Cross Fiber Frictioning

A Deep Tissue Massage doesn't have to be painful

A Deep Tissue Massage doesn’t have to be painful

Some more specific therapeutic techniques like frictioning and cross fiber frictioning can often be more uncomfortable and even painful, especially when working with compromised or damaged tissue. These are techniques frequently used in “deep tissue massage” but are in no way the only definition of it. The basic idea is to find an area of injured tissue, often near where it attaches to the bone or in the case of a spasming muscle (trigger point) perhaps the middle of the muscle belly, and move the muscle fibers against the grain in an effort to spread the fibers out.

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger point therapy, as mentioned above, can be used in conjunction with other techniques but can also be practiced as a stand-alone technique. A trigger point (TrP) refers to a muscle that can trigger sensations in areas beyond itself. For instance, a TrP in one of the rotator cuff muscles, the subscapularis, can create a feeling of heaviness down the arm at the wrist. It can feel like you’re wearing a watch, even if you aren’t, or can even be painful. Using palpation to find bundled tissues or following the referral symptoms a client has complained about, a therapist locates an active TrP. They will then try to alleviate or deactivate the TrP. Sometimes a little pressure and patience is all that is needed. When it isn’t enough, a therapist can utilize other techniques such as friction, ironing, myofascial techniques or even stretching. Since TrP’s can send sensations to other areas of the body, pain sensations can be deceiving. A person may complain to their doctor or massage therapist of lower back pain and ask to get some sort of attention to that area. More often than not, lower back pain can be attributed to structural issues or TrP’s in other areas such as the deep abdominals. A little work on these muscles will often alleviate all the symptoms.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is also a misinterpreted term and often has to do more with timing than the technique itself. Generally speaking, sports massage will often utilize stretching and a broad ironing of the fist or forearms to lengthen and displace tissues. Sports massage may utilize

sports massage, relieve inflammation

A Sports Massage builds muscle and relieves inflammation

trigger point therapy or other techniques as well, it is often considered more about timing and intention than a specific technique.

Myofascial Massage

Some techniques of myofascial massage can be a little more aggressive. Deep ironing with a fist or forearm, as often done in sports massage, can have a burning or skin stretching sensation. Other techniques such as rolphing which is often a little more aggressive with the myofascial work and geared towards the deeper tissues can have some intensity to it, and may feel even a little painful.

Does Deep Tissue Massage Have to be Painful?

Discomfort and pain has been mentioned several times while talking about the various forms of deep tissue massage so far. Depending on the clients’ condition, that may be unavoidable using even the lightest of Swedish Massage. Pain can be a good indicator that something is wrong and needs to be addressed. It is important, when considering massage and the various techniques, that you find a style that is right for you. You might have a high pain tolerance and expectation of pain may lead to a practitioner who just likes to “dig right in” so to say. If you’re more of a wimp when it comes to discomfort, perhaps a person utilizing a light myofascial technique may be your best bet. If you’ve had a bad experience or two, don’t get discouraged. There are lots of options out there. And communicate, even the best therapists can’t read minds and are more often than not willing to adjust their approach to find the best method of helping you. We may even practice multiple techniques or approaches within a technique to draw from. Whatever your level of tolerance, there’s a therapist out there for you.

Give me a call.  I’ll show you how you can have all the benefits without suffering!

What is Reiki

What Is Reiki? – The International Center for Reiki Training

If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress. Reiki is a Japanese technique that promotes natural

Reiki improves your natural life energy

Reiki improves your natural life energy

health, reduces stress and promotes healing.  In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not.  It can be practiced alone or with a Reiki Practitioner, and works by enhancing your natural “life force energy.”

When you request it, Cade can combine Reiki with your massage.  You will feel more relaxed and radiant!

Continue reading for examples of the power of Reiki, and some simple exercises that allow you to enhance your natural healing when combined with traditional medicine.

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