About Massage Therapy

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage also has ancient origins, where it was first referenced several thousand years ago in ancient Egypt and China. When you choose to receive a Massage Therapy session, Kathryn uses soft tissue, muscle, skin, and/or tendon manipulation – using touch and movement to improve your health and well-being.

Depending on your unique needs, Kathryn will design a massage session that may incorporate a variety of techniques, including:

  • Swedish massage
  • Medical massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Sports massage
  • Trigger point therapy

 

  • Myofascial release techniques
  • Eastern Shiatsu meridian points
  • Stretching
  • Reiki

Your Massage Therapy Session: What You Can Expect

  • Massage techniques manipulate the soft tissues of your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders.

  • Oil or lotions are typically used.

  • You can disrobe to your own comfort level, as appropriate draping is used throughout the entire session. Only the area being worked on is uncovered, then re-draped as the massage work to each area is completed.

Reported Benefits of Massage Therapy

  • Promotes health and well-being

  • Increases circulation

  • Can help prevent injury and speed recovery

  • Regular massage helps relieve the effects of stress

  • Relief of pain through release of muscle tension

  • Induces a state of deep relaxation

  • Decreases stress-related hormones

  • Increases the immune system functioning

Our (massage therapy) session was amazing. Kathryn, the work that you are doing is superior. I truly felt refreshed. Something shifted within me after our session, as if something has been unblocked, released. I'm sure others that you have worked on have had the same kind of experience. I haven't stopped talking about it.

Edith, Registered Nurse

Thanks to Kathryn's wonderful mastery of reflexology, my chemotherapy induced foot neuropathy finds relief. It truly works. Sensation and comfort have been restored through her command of foot reflexology.

H. L., retiree

Always a rejuvenating experience. As one who is on my feet a lot at work and recreationally, I need someone who is knowledgeable and competent in helping me care for them. Kathryn is also interested in my well-being as a person and addresses this during our sessions together. She is the consummate professional.

Ken, Medical Doctor and runner

Combine compassion and a peaceful, kind, soothing spirit with knowledge, experience, and amazing talent, and you have Kathryn. Dealing with chronic back pain over the last couple of years has made it challenging to meet the demands of my business and personal life, or enjoy all of the experiences along the way. Working with Kathryn has helped me to manage my pain and all of the stresses and tensions that result from it. I am in a much better place with Kathryn as part of my self-care plan!

Patricia, Businesswoman

The reason I’d see Kathryn Prinz for either a massage or reflexology session is because she is one of the best in the business. She is very knowledgeable and does everything with a caring heart. She is always concerned about the well-being of her clients and wants to help in any way she can.

Lynn, University educator

Kathryn's knowledgeable touch and extraordinary gentleness guided me through six months of chemotherapy, allowing me to accept my body and release my fears during each of our sessions. Her exceptional kindness, which flows from her heart into her hands, makes FootPrinz a very safe place to connect and process, and ultimately to heal. Now that chemotherapy is over, my sessions with Kathryn continue because she is helping me to change how I physically deal with stress and my body.

H., Attorney

As a Physical Therapist, I know the importance and value of self-care. Through regularly scheduled massage therapy sessions with Kathryn, taut muscles are balanced, relieved, and relaxed. Not only do I feel better generally, but I’m also better able to continue meeting the physical demands of my work.

Joe, Physical Therapist

Kathryn, thank you so much for the reflexology session! It was more than wonderful. You are a very talented reflexologist and I enjoyed every minute. I felt so good afterward, very relaxed. I would certainly recommend you to anyone.

Chris, Human Resources Administrator