Professional Therapeutic Massage in Media PA
The healing powers of massage have been recognized since antiquity. In the 5th century BC, the Greek physician Hippocrates wrote that his colleagues should be experienced in massage . . . as massage “can bind a joint that is too loose, and loosen a joint that is too rigid.” Various forms of massage were also employed by the ancient Chinese, Egyptians, and Romans. However, the technique for therapeutic massage as we know it today didn’t appear until the late 19th century.
In addition to its general health benefits, massage has shown value for a variety of special problems in a whole host of recent medical studies. Our well trained massage therapists employ their hands as finely tuned yet powerful tool to promote wellness. As awareness grows and misconceptions fade regarding the value of massage therapy, more and more people are discovering the profound benefits available to them through regular body work. The origins of therapeutic massage are rooted in the common instinctual response to hold and rub a hurt or pain. It is found in all cultures as an integral part of health care and maintenance.
Our office incorporates all types of massage as an integral part of our patients’ health and wellness. Massage therapy and chiropractic are an extremely effective combination in restoring health and function.
OUR MASSAGE THERAPY TEAM [affectionately aka "The Massage Ninjas"]
Tracy McCabe LMTLicensed Massage Therapist
Tracy McCabe grew up in Media, PA. She is a graduate of The Chubb Institute (2008) in Springfield and from Penncrest High. She earned her massage therapy certification from Chubb and became Pennsylvania licensed in 2011. Tracy is a member of ABMP [the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals].
Tracy’s calling to the field of massage therapy stems from her own giving and caring spirit. She is a dedicated caregiver for her grandmother, and so is gifted with a nurturing disposition. Massage therapy provided the natural vehicle to channel these traits into a chosen career.
Her massage techniques include deep tissue, trigger point, hot stone, swedish and medical massage. She tailors her massage to the needs of the individual.
Katie Halstead, LMTLicensed Massage Therapist
Katie Halstead is a native of Glen Mills, PA where her childhood activities centered around a wide variety of sports and around caring for animals, large and small.
When posed the question “What ‘super-power’ would you choose if given the opportunity?” her answer was to be able to naturally heal others. This focus is what lead her career choice as a licensed massage.
Katie is a graduate of the National Massage Therapy Institute in Wilmington, DE., a member of NCBTMB [the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork] and ABMP [Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals].
Her massage techniques include deep tissue, trigger point, myofascial release, hot stone, and lymphatic drainage.