Expanded Availability!

I am excited to announce expanded availability for massage sessions!  I am now available, by advanced appointment, Monday through Saturday 10am-8pm in TWO Brooklyn locations:

*Park Slope/Grand Army Plaza – Plaza Center for the Healing Arts, 53 8th Avenue (ground floor) Click Here

*Prospect Heights/Crown Heights-Shambhala Yoga and Dance, 367 St. Marks Avenue     Click Here

Contact Dawn at ReAwakenThroughTouch@gmail.com or text/call 347-522-3450 for more information and to book your session.

 

Back to Brooklyn!


I am available in this fabulous Prospect Heights, Brooklyn location by advanced appointment on Thursdays & Saturdays from 11am to 9pm. For the possibility of other days/times, please contact at ReAwakenThroughTouch@gmail.com or via text message at 347-522-3450. I look forward to seeing you on my table SOON!!

 

Benefits of Massage for those living with Chronic or Terminal Illnesses

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by Dawn Welburn LMT

Many people are still under the misconception that massage is a luxury with purely superficial benefits. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Massage therapy has many health benefits on a mental and physical level. These  can be especially beneficial for those living with chronic or terminal illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, Cancer, PTSD, Depression, and many others.

An immediate benefit of massage can be a feeling of relaxation. Massage facilitates the release of endorphins and help reduce the levels of stress hormones such as adrenalin and cortisol, creating a feeling of well-being. Stress is known to impair immune system function, so stress reduction is very beneficial for those with immune system related illnesses such as HIV/AIDS.  Working the soft tissues of the body can also greatly reduce pain levels, important for those living with all chronic or terminal illnesses.  Many of these illnesses also have stigmas and trust issues for the persons living with them. Massage provides a safe environment for receiving compassionate and meaningful touch in a therapeutic and healing way from a trusted health professional.

Those living with chronic or terminal illnesses face increased challenges and obstacles in the search for comfort and relief from their constant mental and physical pain. Massage can greatly improve the quality of life for these individuals and everyone who receives it.  Consult your healthcare provider to find out if massage is recommended  for your specific illness. Be sure to share your medical history with your Massage Therapist so that s/he can provide the best services and environment for you.

Dawn Welburn is a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist who specializes  in services for everyone, with a focus on people living with mental illnesses, chronic pain, terminal illnesses, domestic violence, and chemical dependencies.  All massage therapy sessions are individually designed around the needs, goals and concerns of each client. Some of the services that may be integrated into a therapeutic massage session are: deep tissue massage, medical massage, chakra clearing, Swedish massage, stretching, focused breathing, aromatherapy, relaxation massage, acupressure, and reflexology.  

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Addiction, and Gay Men | Massage St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

I recently posted an article on the benefits of massage in aiding those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This is an article discussing the effects of growing up as a gay man, the trauma very often faced and the resulting issues with addictions and post traumatic stress disorder.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Addiction, and Gay Men | Massage St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.

Massage for Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is often misunderstood. The media highlights the returning troops afflicted with this disorder, but little is ever told of the multitude of others living with this every day. Any traumatic event can result in PTSD: natural disasters (hurricanes, tornado), combat, violent crimes (assault, rape), domestic and childhood abuse. The effects of this disorder on physical and mental health is astounding. PTSD causes your body to constantly be in the ‘fight or flight’ response, resulting in chronic pain which can ultimately lead to even more serious system-wide health issues.

Massage can make a dramatic difference in the lives of those suffering the devastating effects of PTSD. Massage and the receiving of authentic, conscious, meaningful touch can not only relax and relieve the stress of constantly contracted muscles, but bring the calming, soothing effects of touch on an emotional level.

This is a great article from the website of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine  on Massage and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Massage for Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.