Investing in massage is an investment in your health
Hello, my name is Pamela Basinger and I am the owner of A Blissful Balance in Knoxville, Tennessee.
My philosophy is to take a proactive approach to health and well-being by keeping balance in the body which helps to prevent disease. Massage and my complementary therapies are ways to help you manage stress and pain, increase energy and promote a healthy immune system.
I offer you a number of years experience in helping people of all ages reduce pain and manage stress. Many of my clients have found relief from conditions such as:
- Shoulder and neck pain
- Low back and hip pain
- Arthritis and injuries
- Sciatica and Tendonitis
- Carpal Tunnel
- Stress - Job related and other
Experts estimate that upwards of 90% of disease is stress related. When the mind/body perceives a threat or stressor, it begins to respond with a "fight or flight" response. In essence, the body shuts down secondary functions in order to protect vital organs for basic survival. Taking a proactive approach to bringing the mind/body out of the fight or flight response can help facilitate balance and assist in preventing disease, increase energy, and promote a healthy immune system.
Massage is benficial at any age and for a variety of conditions. The Touch Research Institute (TRI) has researched the effects of massage therapy at all stages of life, from newborns to senior citizens. In these studies, TRI has shown that touch therapy has many positive effects. For example, massage therapy:
- Facilitates weight gain in preterm infants
- Enhances attentiveness
- Alleviates depressive symptoms
- Reduces pain
- Reduces stress hormones
- Improves immune function
While simple touch is beneficial, according the the Annals of Internal Medicine, a 2008 clinical trial found that massage therapy had a more pronounced short-term effect on pain and mood in advanced cancer patients than simple touch.
My small business promotes long-term relationships. This connection ensures I will already understand your massage needs upon return visits.
Whether your goal is to reduce muscular tension, address chronic back pain, de-stress or simply find your serenity, my commitment to the highest quality of care will positively help you get there at affordable prices.
I look forward to working with you to achieve your health and wellness goals.