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Is Stress Affecting Your Health? Take our “Stress Test” for answers!

Does Stress Cause You Pain and Make You Sick?

You are worth identifying whether too much stress may be affecting your sense of well-being. Awareness is the first step in coping with stress. Taking this test will give you a moment to tune in to your own stress signals.


The Stress Test

1. Do you have headaches or stomach aches?
2. Do you have pain in your shoulders or arms?
3. Have your eating habits changed? Are you eating more or less than usual?
4. Do you worry about bad things happening to your loved ones?
5. Is it hard to concentrate?
6. Do you wake up at night thinking about things you have no control over?
7. Do you lack energy to do the things you enjoy at theend of the day or on the weekend?
8. Do you often feel tired or apathetic?
9. Are you tense or irritable at work or at home?
10. Have you lost your sense of humor?
11. Are you increasingly forgetful?
12. Do you feel you have lost control over your life?
13. Do your relationships or friendships feel unsatisfying?
14. Has your drinking or smoking increased?
15. Do you find it hard to relax?

If you answered yes to more than half of these questions, you may want to take steps now to reduce your stress.

The Medical Community has proven that stress suppresses the immune system. It can cause a variety of disorders, including arthritis, high blood pressure, infections, allergies and some kinds of cancer. Scientists have also discovered an interrelationship between the mind and the body in causing disease and maintaining health. There is convincing evidence that the brain communicates directly with the immune system and the immune system talks with the brain.

Each week, 95 Million Americans suffer form some stress related symptoms for which they take medication. Stress in recognized as the number one killer today. While some stress is healthy and keeps us motivated, increased stress over a prolonged period of time is where the trouble begins.

According to the AMA, stress is the cause of 80 to 80% of all human illness and disease and 90% of all visits to doctors are for stress related disorders.

American businesses lose an estimated $200-300 billion per year to stress related productivity.

Bodywork is a proven method for reducing stress and it’s affects on your health!

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Offering Past Life Regression Therapy/Online Gift Certificates now available

NEWS YOU CAN USE!

Gift Certificates are now available for purchase online through our website. Thank you for your patience while we worked through this issue:)

We now have additional afternoon and evening hours on Wednesdays & Thursdays. Thanks to our therapists for making this possible!


Time to treat yourself to a little R & R. Take advantage of our current Summer Offer expiring Friday, 7/12/19.
Offer good on 1 hr. sessions only, Tuesday through Friday for appointment times of 10:00, 11:15 & 1:15. $69./hr.
What are you waiting for?
Call or book online!

Starting Monday, August 5, 2019, Past Life Regression Therapy will be offered by Terry. Sessions are approximately 3 hrs. and small private group sessions are also available.

What is Past Life Regression Therapy

Past Life Regression Therapy is a therapeutic technique used to help people access their subconscious minds to allow you to go back through other lifetimes to remember past events, that may have led to the symptoms or difficulties you’re experiencing today.

Through the process of remembering these past events, current symptoms tend to diminish, and a strong sense of peace and well-being will likely emerge. If you feel that you need to experience past-life memories in order to resolve current life problems, they, too, can be elicited through this therapy. The benefits of regression therapy extend far beyond the alleviation of symptoms. Healing often results on all levels of our being, including physical, emotional, and spiritual.


The path of our spiritual journey is an inward one, unique to each of us. Wise teachers can point the way, but only we can make the journey. We progress at our own speed. Regressing to significant childhood events, to infancy, or even to past lives may provide considerable relief and benefit in the present time. Sometimes, just through the act of remembering, symptoms can be removed. Memories can lead to understanding, and understanding frequently leads to healing.

You don’t have to suffer from anything to receive benefits from regression therapy. You can recapture the happiness, joy, and spontaneity of childhood. You can even revisit loved ones—when you were all younger. You can remember past lifetimes, becoming aware through this process that your soul, your true essence, is immortal and eternal. We have lived before, and here we are again. You never really die, nor do your loved ones. You’re always being reunited, either on the Other Side or back here in this physical dimension. Whether you suffer from symptoms and fears, or whether you’re just curious, there are many blessings and healing awaiting you through the use of Past Life Regression Therapy. -Dr. Brian Weiss, PhD.


There will be another email sent with information on how to schedule an individual and/or group session. Thank you!

How Long Do You Wait Before Stress Is More Than A Symptom?

How Long Do You Wait Before Stress Is More Than A Symptom?
The one thing you need to know about your health is that not always, but many times, you have a choice before
you “don’t have a choice.”

A stressful, workaholic lifestyle that is frequently out of balance has many unforeseen consequences. We usually recognize this only when it dramatically confronts us. We may get a violent pain in our abdomen whenever we eat, or we may suddenly feel tired all the time when we normally have boundless energy. Our wake-up call may be a massive heart attack, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), frequent migraine headaches or an incapacitating neck or back pain that makes it difficult to sleep, walk, sit or stand without pain. When continual high levels of stress erode the body’s strength and resiliency, our body begins to fall apart. Here is how it happens.

Digestive System
When you are facing a situation that is worrying, terrifying or infuriating to you, your saliva output diminishes (dry mouth), the contents of your stomach sit still instead of being processed (indigestion).
You are not digesting your food because of the stress you are experiencing Excessive stress makes it impossible for the body to properly digest the good food you eat.

Cardiovascular System
Stress reactions require major rerouting of blood throughout the body. This is largely controlled by the speed of the heart rate and the tightness or looseness of the various arteries. So the cardiovascular system is particularly sensitive to changes when we’re under stress, and it suffers when that stress is unnecessarily prolonged. Heart attack and stroke risk are greatly increased with prolonged, unmanaged stress.

Musculoskeletal System
In an ongoing flight-or-flight-stress reaction, all of our muscles become habitually tight. We walk through life as if we are always on red alert. If this goes on long enough, we will actually begin to interpret this unnecessary tension as normal. This constant elevated state of physical tension is what massage and reflexology body workers refer to as chronic muscle tension, which is the muscular component of internalized stress. Before we know it, our knuckles are white as we grip the steering wheel, and it feels strange to just “do nothing” and relax. We may clench and grind our teeth all night long. We may walk around with our heads bent down and our shoulders raised up—an inefficient tense posture that opens the door to headaches, neck pain, backaches and serious injury.
When our bodies become accustomed to living with one foot always on the gas pedal, we become vulnerable to a multitude of musculoskeletal problems, as well as, the digestive and cardiovascular diseases discussed above. Chronic pain syndromes, constant fatigue, difficulty with healing, even osteoporosis can all be connected to having extended periods with high levels of stress hormones in the blood.
Headaches, jaw pain, neck pain, backaches, difficulty sleeping, frequent cramps and muscle spasms are classic examples of how muscular tension can translate into incapacitating pain and fatigue.

Immune System
The relationship between stress and immune function has been the subject of intense research. It is clear that long-term stress suppresses immune system activity, and makes us more vulnerable to pain, injury and disease. The culprit in this case is a familiar one: cortisol. The presence of cortisol in the blood has been shown to slow down white blood cell activity, and to inhibit the secretion of important immune system chemicals that help us to heal.

Recent research has shown that regular massage therapy and/or reflexology lowers high levels of cortisol.

By now, you’ve probably realized that almost any disorder can be traced back to excessive stress. Research reveals that the negative impact of stress on our health can be long-term and cumulative. Becoming more proactive participants in keeping our bodies relaxed and healthy can have a substantial impact on the health and quality of our lives.
Massage and reflexology are viable, proven options for health care and maintenance.
Only you have the ability to arrange your life, so that you are not too busy to take care of yourself!

The one thing you need to know about your health is that you have a choice!

How Long Do You Wait Before Stress Is More Than A Symptom?


The one thing you need to know about your health is that you have a choice before you “don’t have a choice.”

A stressful, workaholic lifestyle that is frequently out of balance has many unforeseen consequences. We usually recognize this only when it dramatically confronts us. We may get a violent pain in our abdomen whenever we eat, or we may suddenly feel tired all the time when we normally have boundless energy. Our wake-up call may be a massive heart attack, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), frequent migraine headaches or an incapacitating neck or back pain that makes it difficult to sleep, walk, sit or stand without pain. When continual high levels of stress erode the body’s strength and resiliency, our body begins to fall apart. Here is how it happens.

Digestive System

When you are facing a situation that is worrying, terrifying or infuriating to you, your saliva output diminishes (dry mouth), the contents of your stomach sit still instead of being processed (indigestion).

You are not digesting your food because of the stress you are experiencing Excessive stress makes it impossible for the body to properly digest the good food you eat.

Cardiovascular System

Stress reactions require major rerouting of blood throughout the body. This is largely controlled by the speed of the heart rate and the tightness or looseness of the various arteries. So the cardiovascular system is particularly sensitive to changes when we’re under stress, and it suffers when that stress is unnecessarily prolonged. Heart attack and stroke risk are greatly increased with prolonged, unmanaged stress.

Musculoskeletal System

In an ongoing flight-or-flight-stress reaction, all of our muscles become habitually tight. We walk through life as if we are always on red alert. If this goes on long enough, we will actually begin to interpret this unnecessary tension as normal. This constant elevated state of physical tension is what massage and reflexology body workers refer to as chronic muscle tension, which is the muscular component of internalized stress. Before we know it, our knuckles are white as we grip the steering wheel, and it feels strange to just “do nothing” and relax. We may clench and grind our teeth all night long. We may walk around with our heads bent down and our shoulders raised up—an inefficient tense posture that opens the door to headaches, neck pain, backaches and serious injury.

When our bodies become accustomed to living with one foot always on the gas pedal, we become vulnerable to a multitude of musculoskeletal problems, as well as, the digestive and cardiovascular diseases discussed above. Chronic pain syndromes, constant fatigue, difficulty with healing, even osteoporosis can all be connected to having extended periods with high levels of stress hormones in the blood.

Headaches, jaw pain, neck pain, backaches, difficulty sleeping, frequent cramps and muscle spasms are classic examples of how muscular tension can translate into incapacitating pain and fatigue.

Immune System

The relationship between stress and immune function has been the subject of intense research. It is clear that long-term stress suppresses immune system activity, and makes us more vulnerable to pain, injury and disease. The culprit in this case is a familiar one: cortisol. The presence of cortisol in the blood has been shown to slow down white blood cell activity, and to inhibit the secretion of important immune system chemicals that help us to heal.

Recent research has shown that regular massage therapy and/or reflexology lowers high levels of cortisol.

By now, you’ve probably realized that almost any disorder can be traced back to excessive stress. Research reveals that the negative impact of stress on our health can be long-term and cumulative. Becoming more proactive participants in keeping our bodies relaxed and healthy can have a substantial impact on the health and quality of our lives.

Massage and reflexology are viable, proven options for health care and maintenance.

Only you have the ability to arrange your life, so that you are not too busy to take care of yourself!

Call today or for your convenience, book online 24/7.

Massage for Women

As a woman, you give a lot of yourself at work, at home, or both. But you aren’t made to give unendingly without replenishing. The stream of giving must come full circle, completed by receiving. By committing to care for yourself with massage therapy, you boost the physical and emotional resources that support you in doing all the things you want and need to do.

The power or touch…

Research demonstrates that human beings need touch throughout their lives. Massage is skilled touch that can benefit almost everyone, no matter their age or situation. The best known and perhaps most underrated of these benefits is stress relief. The ill effects of unrelieved stress are well-documented, and relaxing with massage can have a wide range of positive results. It can help restore your energy, relieve anxiety or depression, and increase immune function.

Allowing yourself this time and place to rejuvenate can restore your sense of optimism, and help you cope with daily aggravations and emotional crises alike. At its most nurturing, massage therapy can even support your sense of connectedness with others while affirming your feelings or worth.

The physical and mental benefits of massage can help improve a variety of conditions, including:

  • Headaches: Whether your headache is from eyestrain, long work hours, or emotional stress, massage provides welcome relief by kneading away tension in the head, neck and shoulders.
  • Pre-Menstrual Syndrome: Massage can soothe emotions, ease low-back tension, and decrease the pain of menstrual cramping.
  • Insomnia: Massage decreases muscle tension and calms the nervous system, preparing you for a more comfortable, deep and restorative sleep.
  • Arthritis: Relaxing massage can help you cope with both the physical pain and mental stress of arthritis. It can also relieve muscle tension and increase flexibility, for more comfortable movement in your daily activities.
  • Fibromyalgia: For anyone with this debilitating condition, regular massage relieves pain, reduces stiffness and fatigue, improves sleep and provides emotional support.
  • Skin Care: Massage has long been used to improve circulation to the skin, promoting a vibrant complexion. When you relax with massage, you may find your worry lines soften and your expression becomes more relaxed and even younger-looking.
  • During pregnancy, massage can reduce discomfort in muscles of the back, hips and legs, caused by increased or redistributed weight. Postpartum, massage can support you if you feel overwhelmed or simply need a relaxing break from the demands of caring for a newborn.
  • In your senior years, massage can help you maintain your flexibility and fitness by promoting mobility in both the muscles and joints. Massage can also help you recover faster from setbacks such as injury or surgery, and even temporarily improve mental clarity.

Completing the circle…

Making massage a part of your life can support you in all you do at work, home and in your community. Massage therapy helps you cope with stress and provides a way to move through life’s challenges more gracefully. It decreases muscle tension and pain, and can restore your reserves of energy. In the end, receiving massage improves your capacity to fulfill your responsibilities, take care of others, and lead a more satisfying life.

Menopause Help: Proven Benefits of Massage & Reflexology

How Massage, Reflexology and Bodywork Ease Menopausal Symptoms

“Menopause…the “change of life”.
This process is taxing both emotionally and physically. While every woman experiences menopause differently, the most common physical and emotional changes include:

  • Irregular periods
  • Decreased fertility
  • Vaginal and urinary changes; like dryness and incontinence
  • Hot flashes
  • Dry skin and headaches
  • Insomnia and other sleep disturbances
  • Night sweats and heart palpitations
  • Changes in appearance, primarily fluid weight gain
  • Emotional and cognitive changes including mood swings, depression and forgetfulness

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy

A unique and powerful bodywork technique is getting attention throughout the world. Developed in the 20th century in the United States, Craniosacral Therapy is used more and more by massage therapists, osteopaths, naturopaths, chiropractors and physical therapist. It is a gentle hands-on method that supports every system in the body, releasing tension and enhancing your body’s own ability to heal.

What is craniosacral therapy?

Craniosacral therapy taps into a movement called the craniosacral rhythm, that is felt most strongly, at your head (cranium) and the base of your spine (sacrum). The craniosacral rhythm is created by a “wave’ of fluid, which continuously ebbs and flows in the space around the brain and spinal cord. Because your body is connected in all its parts, the rhythm can also be felt throughout your tissues.
Tension anywhere in your body can restrict the flow of the craniosacral rhythm. Practitioners use a gentle touch, often less than a nickel’s weight, to subtly correct that rhythm. In the process, tension can spontaneously release, allowing for positive change to occur throughout the body.

Avoid “Brain Drain” with Scalp Massage

To Avoid Brain Drain: Try a 1-minute rub… A DIY scalp massage is a great way to wake up your brain.

Rub along your hairline using firm circular motions for 1 minute and research proves this can cut brain fog up to 65%. Applying pressure to nerve endings there stimulates the release of brain-energizing endorphins.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage

At Massage & Reflexology of Delaware, we offer Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage to help promote recovery and good health with a gentle touch therapy.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage is a gentle touch therapy that promotes health and aids recovery from certain illnesses. This powerful, yet subtle technique can reduce or prevent fluid retention, enhance the removal of toxins from the body tissues, and support the immune system. Manual lymphatic drainage is a standard treatment in European hospitals and clinics and is used increasingly in North America. 

A Physician’s View on Reflexology: Therapy Through the Feet

“One quarter of the bones in the body are in the feet.  The feet are at the extreme end of the body.  Blood and lymph from the feet must flow uphill against gravity.  Movement of these vital liquids is essential.

Heavy particles will tend to settle out as sediment, especially when the current is not swift.  Sluggish flow may promote poor oxygenation of tissues and in adequate removal of waste.  Crystals in the tissue may form.

Nerve endings in the feet have extensive-interconnections thru the spinal cord and brain with all areas of the body.  The feet are a gold mine of opportunity to release tension and enhance health.”

Ray C. Wunderlich, Jr., M.D.

Preventive Medicine & Health

St. Petersburg, Florida

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