Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy addresses a variety of health conditions, the most prevalent being stress-related tension, which, experts believe, accounts for 80%-90% of disease. Massage has many physiological effects, such as:
- Increased circulation to all areas of the body. This means that more oxygen goes to the tissues, enabling them to function more efficiently.
- Reduction in recovery time from certain injuries.
- Softening of the connective tissue that permeates the body, resulting in more relaxed muscles and more efficient organ function.
- Increased flexibility and joint mobility.
- Better muscular balance throughout the body, resulting in effective support for other healing modalities, such as chiropractic adjustments.
Suzanne Plante, LMT
A little bit about me!
I have always been interested in ways to facilitate healing in my body with herbs, essential oils, exercise and a healthy lifestyle. In 1992, I pursued my interest in aromatherapy and received certification in the use of essential oils for health and wellness. At that time, I had no idea the path I would follow 15 years later! In 2007, I began an amazing journey down the road of massage therapy by enrolling in the North Eastern Institute for Whole Health in Manchester, NH. After graduating in 2008 and receiving my national certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (#571166-09) and State of NH license (#3322M), I opened my practice in Whitten Chiropractic located in Concord, NH. In 2013, I became Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (#571166-09) from NCBTMB. I am also a professional member of The American Massage Therapy Association.
I believe we have been given the tools to maintain our health, but the responsibility falls in our own hands since we live in our bodies every moment of every day. My job as a therapist is to decide which pieces of my training are appropriate for your condition, whether it be acute or chronic, and how to best include the correct modalities into your massage. My goal is to provide a pain-free treatment that will bring relief and lasting improvement. This is not possible without your commitment to participate in your final outcome.
I also enjoy training in martial arts and my training has provided me with many options and opportunities to learn more about how our bodies work and how I can assist in helping the body work most efficiently.
I am a native of Concord, NH and continue to stay connected with the community by volunteering at local events focused on addiction recovery, wellness and alternative healing along with teaching at North Eastern Institute of Whole Health.