Clinical based Massage: so much more than pampering

imageThe Benefits of Massage Therapy

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • 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 post surgery 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.

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This translates to the following:

  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Enhanced sleep quality.
  • Greater energy.
  • Improved concentration.
  • Increased circulation.
  • Reduced fatigue.
  • Brighter perspective and mental clarity

Information above cited from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a division of the National Institutes of Health.

Kneading Deeper


Thanks for visiting my website! Something happened to me a month prior to turning 30… I decided it was time to take parts of my dream in this career of massage therapy and start putting it into action rather than just thoughts.

Kneading Deeper has been many things in the past 2 years and it has just been given a new identity in 2015. I have created it with the concept in mind that our lives can not be fully lived by staying on the surface and neither can our bodies especially when we sustain injuries, illnesses and experience muscular aches and pains. We have to locate the source to help the pain. That is exactly how “Kneading Deeper” came into view. In my own experiences prior to being in massage therapy, I witnessed and experienced many times how we can cover up the surface where we think the pain lies. As a therapist, and Instructor this concept has come full circle. Subtly, we do not look at the deeper source and we still expect the injury to disappear over time on it’s own. In many cases, The pain remains because the actual source was never addressed in the first place.

In working in therapeutic massage therapy, I have discovered this first hand. This kind of massage is unique and takes experienced, skilled hands to understand the ins and outs of the musculature in the body. I have been mentored, taught and have continued to learn with an excellent team of therapists daily. It is called therapeutic massage and can enable healthier recovery, better movement and ultimately a better quality of life!

Through my past experiences in health and fitness, I have developed a growing passion to educate individuals with a unique insight into massage therapy, self massage techniques and understanding the role it can have on the physical, mental and emotional health long term. I want to help others make the same connections that have changed my life. I believe this could be the start of something awesome.

Annie Lively, Licensed Massage Therapy

Christ centered massage therapy