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Assisting Body, Mind and Spirit through Therapeutic Massage
 
My interest in massage first began 25 years ago, after a 20 hour flight to Singapore left me unable to stand up. After a painful, stooped 22 mile trip from the airport to the hotel, I needed relief. Thankfully, the hotel concierge knew just the person. The massage therapist who worked on my back pressed so deeply it felt like she was reaching all the way to my breast bone. An hour later, I walked out erect, relaxed, and impressed that the excruciating pain was gone. I determined to learn about massage and spent the next several days going to bookstores looking for books written in English that could teach me how. The book I found, The Massage Therapy Of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is a massage book unlike any other. With that book, I began to study the art and science of massage.

Fast forward 20 years. In 2007, my parents moved into an assisted living facility and their once-robust health began to fail. As I looked to the future, I realized that massage could help the elderly maintain their mobility and their health. I started taking classes at the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy. To my surprise, I discovered that several of the strokes I learned from the Chinese massage book are the same, even though the underlying philosophy and focus are different.

Motion is a key element of good health. If someone is able to perform slow motion stretches they will find their body will be more limber, more robust and more fit to handle the tasks of daily living. If someone is not able to move normally or must spend significant time sitting at a desk or in a wheelchair, massage can improve health by moving the lymphatic fluids. By the actions of systematic compression, toxins are removed from the cells which allows fresh blood, complete with antibodies, vital oxygen and the necessary nutrition to enter keeping a cell healthy. The net effect of the massage is that the client will feel better, pain will be reduced, motion will be easier and a better range of motion may be may occur.

In 2012, I earned my massage therapist license. My experience includes working on professional athletes, amateur weekend warriors, all the way to wheelchair bound geriatric people. This range of experience has taught me how to read muscles, deal with various conditions, and blend the massage techniques to provide the client what he wants, and what the body needs.
 

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Beaufusion Massage llc
339 East Beau Street
Washington, Pa 15301-3639  
   
Phone:  724-255-6610
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Monday – Friday: 4:00 PM to 10:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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