Family Acupuncture and Wellness
Acupuncturists & Functional Medicine Specialists located in Portsmouth, NH
Massages offer several physical and emotional benefits, and Amy-Mae Court, LMT lends those benefits to the men and women of Portsmouth, New Hampshire at Family Acupuncture & Wellness. She offers various techniques including Swedish, Thai yoga, Shiatsu, prenatal, postnatal, Reiki, and trigger point massage. Schedule a relaxing massage with Amy by calling the front desk or using the online booking system.
How does massage work?
Massage is the practice of hands-on muscle and tissue work to ease muscle tension. Amy uses rubbing, kneading, and palming techniques to apply pressure to your tissues and normalize them.
Massage has also been proven effective as a supplementary treatment for the following medical conditions:
- Chronic lower back and neck pain
- Mood disorders
What are the benefits of massage?
Even though many adults schedule massages because they feel good, the benefits extend much further. You may also consider massage for the way it:
- Relaxes the body and calms the mind by activating the parasympathetic nervous system
- Improves mood with the release of “feel-good” hormones
- Enhances circulation in the blood and lymphatic system to move out toxins
- Reduces chronic pain by breaking the pain-spasm-pain cycle
- Aids in recovery and realignment
- Strengthens immune function
- Relieves aches and pains in the muscles and joints
- Augments flexibility and reduces stiffness
What types of massage are offered?
Amy offers the following forms of massage at Family Acupuncture & Wellness:
Anxiety and stress can hinder fertility, so Amy uses relaxation techniques to bring calm to the entire body. She uses deep, specific abdominal and lower-back work to increase circulation to the ovaries and uterus and improve the quality of the uterine lining, follicles, and eggs.
Moon cycle massage
Women experience physical and emotional shifts during different phases of their menstrual cycles. Massage calms the body’s reaction to stress and inhibits the cramps and mood changes associated with those cycles.
The objective of prenatal massage is to alleviate negative side effects of pregnancy like stress, swelling, elevated blood pressure, constipation, gas, and heartburn. It’s an excellent way for an expecting mom to prepare for birth and tend to her changing body.
New moms benefit from massage for the significant changes caused by delivery and motherhood. Amy uses massage to promote realignment of the spine and pelvis, restore hormonal balance, and alleviate musculoskeletal strain.
Amy assists adults with certain medical conditions using specific massage techniques to alleviate pain and improve their overall quality of life. She assesses your current health and goals to set the parameters of each session.
Thai yoga massage
Thai yoga massage is an ancient practice performed fully clothed on the floor. During the massage, Amy moves your body into yoga poses while thumbing or palming specific areas of the body to increase flexibility and energy flow.
If you’d like to schedule a massage session with Amy, call or click to make an appointment.