Massage Service

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Massage acts directly on your muscles with stretching and kneading motions. It stimulates the nervous system and instructs the muscles to relax. Massage is great after a workout!  By flushing muscles of built-up waste products, massage decreases soreness after vigorous exercise. It can treat injuries such as muscle strains and tendonitis. It reduces inflammation by stimulating the circulatory and lymphatic systems to bring nutrition to the injured area and remove waste products. Massage realigns collagen fibers which misalign in the formation of scar tissue, making the tissue more pliable and allowing for an increase of range of motion, and decreased pain.
Types of Massage:
   Swedish Massage - A combination of seven categories of strokes designed to increase circulation and ease muscle tension.
   Deep Tissue Massage - Techniques that are specifically directed toward the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and connective tissue.
   Sports Massage - A massage designed to aid the healing process after a workout or competition to prevent injury to the muscles.
   Injury Treatment - Several techniques designed to decrease inflammation and pain of recent or chronic injury.

The Massage Appointment...
A one hour massage is the most common, however, you may request a longer or shorter session. One hour is enough time for a deeply relaxing, full-body massage or a more in-depth treatment of a particular area (i.e. the neck, back or shoulders). More frequent 1/2 hour massages are helpful in injury treatment.
What to Expect...
Here are a few guidelines to help you feel at ease and to gain the greatest benefit from your massage session:
 - Undress to your comfort level. The practitioner is sensitive to your need for privacy and will keep you covered with a sheet, undraping only the area being massaged.  
 - Close your eyes and allow yourself to relax as completely as possible. Focus on your breathing...slow, deep and even.
 - When the practitioner’s hands locate an area of tension or pain in your body, consciously relax those areas. As you exhale, visualize the tension leaving your body.
Falling asleep during a massage is not uncommon. The practitioner will gently wake you when it is time to turn over and when the massage is finished.

Service is available to club members and non-club members. Call now to schedule your Massage, 662-3544. 

Massage Practitioners:
B. Richardson2Brian Richardson, LMP
Brian Richardson, a 2000 graduate from East West Massage School in Portland, Or., began his practice at the club in 2001.  Except for a 2 year stay in Hawaii and several sailing adventures, he’s been with the club ever since. His free-time activities of playing tennis, cross-country and alpine skiing give him a personal appreciation of the many physical issues faced by club members. Brian specializes in sports, injury, stress relief, repetitive physical stress and relaxation massages. His use of slow, deep compression and waiting for muscles to accept each stage of treatment before proceeding to deeper levels, accomplishes as much, or even more, than traditional deep tissue massage while being much less painful!

Mar 2015Matt Laws, LMP  
Matt Laws is a 2013 graduate of Columbia River Institute of Massage Therapy located in Wenatchee.  He likes to Ski, Surf, hike, run and the occasional game of chess. Matt looks forward to meeting you at The WRAC soon! 




D.GardnerDixie Gardner, LMP  
Helping injured clients, birth trauma babies, athletes, friends and family, and countless others has been a most rewarding career.  Being recognized as a dedicated leader in the industry is an honor to work and pioneer the path with other peers during most crucial and historical times, Dixie has served as President of the South Sound Unit for the American Massage Therapy Association, Membership Director, Delegate and Legislative Aid for the AMTA State Chapter and currently serving as committee member to the AMTA National. Being an experienced host for educational and motivational seminars, business owner and director lead to a roll as Membership and Events Director For the Washington State Chiropractors Association in 2014 where they had a record attending conferences and seminars.
Currently doing massage at the WRAC, Dixie enjoys working with the members to improve their health. Furthering her career and pursuing it for natural health has been inspired by her mother who lost her life at the age of 43 after battling brain tumors, paralysis and epileptic seizures.  If she is not spending time playing with family, hiking, biking, snipe hunts (yes, she is still looking for them), she is usually socializing with family and friends, driving to the coast, or creating the next project.