Massage is a “hands-on” treatment in which a therapist manipulates muscles and other soft tissues of the body to improve health and well-being. Varieties of massage range from gentle stroking and kneading of muscles and other soft tissues to deeper manual techniques. Massage has been practiced as a healing therapy for centuries in nearly every culture around the world. It helps relieve muscle tension, reduce stress, and evoke feelings of calmness. Although massage affects the body as a whole, it particularly influences the activity of the musculoskeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, and nervous systems.
In general, massage is believed to support healing, boost energy, reduce recovery time after an injury, ease pain, and enhance relaxation, mood, and well-being. It is useful for many musculoskeletal problems, such as low back pain, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, and sprains and strains. Massage may also relieve depression in people with chronic fatigue syndrome, ease chronic constipation (when the technique is performed in the abdominal area), alleviate sleep disorders, and improve self-image.
Meet Our Licensed Massage Therapist
Sandi Babson is a graduate of Somerset School of Massage Therapy in 1997. She has had multiple successful massage therapy practices in New Jersey including 10 years in Washington, NJ as well as Main Street Massage Therapy in Flemington, NJ for 17 years. Currently she has occupied a Suite in the Diamond Silver Bldg in Lambertville since May 2010 and is enjoying that practice as well as offering her expert services at Sanofi Pharmaceuticals in Bridgewater, NJ once a week for the last 18 years.
Sandi practices an integrated approach of massage with a basis in neuromuscular and trigger point therapy as well as swedish relaxation techniques. Over the years, continuing education included cranio sacral as well as lomi lomi training which is a form of traditional Hawaiian based massage. Overall her sessions focus on the areas with most priority usually with deep tissue techniques, balanced with total relaxation. She has a great following of clients who have been seeing her for 10 years or more, who know the benefits of maintenance and feeling good. Sandi is very appreciative of her connection to her clients and is happy to provide relief for so many.