~~Rebecca Hamilton, CMT
Rebecca Hamilton is a Certified Massage Therapist and has actively been working in the massage field since 2004. Rebecca studied a wide variety of modalities and techniques while training at the AVEDA Institute in Minneapolis Minnesota, which is a highly recognized voice for the health and wellness industry.
After graduation, Rebecca continued to grow her career by accepting employment at a local resort spa and has had the opportunity to work with an every-changing clientele, allowing her to fine tune her communication skills and application of technique to meet the needs of each guest. In time, Rebecca earned a management position, allowing her the opportunity to guide, mentor and train a team of passionate and educated therapists.
Rebecca’s passion for massage allows her to connect with each client and personalize the massage to achieve many benefits such as; improved posture, improved circulation, increased joint flexibility, enhance a calm mind, reduce anxiety and promote mental alertness.
Rebecca currently resides in Deerwood Minnesota with her husband. When not doing massage, Rebecca enjoys being in the great outdoors --- kayaking and hiking with her husband are at the top of her favorites things to do. She also enjoys scrapbooking and being with friends and family.
Rebecca is looking forward to working with you to achieve relaxation during your massage and optimum results to allow your body to function for your day-to-day activities.
To achieve maximum benefits for your massage your service will begin with a consultation. This allows the massage to be tailored to meet your needs. Hot towels and high quality products will be used to enhance the treatment.
- 60 or 90 Minute Relaxation Massage - Designed to calm and connect the mind and body. A combination of therapeutic Swedish massage, muscle kneading, friction and stretching will ease muscle tension.
- 60 or 90 Minute Deep Tissue - Concentrated to release tension spots in the body. Deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension by focusing on deeper layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding the muscles, bone and joints).
- 60 Minute Pregnancy Massage - Massage during pregnancy is a wonderful complimentary choice for prenatal care. Massage relieves many normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy such as back aches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema.
- The Up North Hot Stone Massage - Relieve muscle tension and rejuvenate the body with heated stones, which may either be placed on the body or used as an extension of the therapists hands to release tension related to stress or anxiety, promote sleep, relieve symptoms of autoimmune diseases and relax tired muscles. Heated stones have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain and reduce stress.
- Sports Massage - Sports massage is body work geared to those who engage in athletic activities. This massage is effective pre-event, post-event or for maintenance. It helps stimulate blood flow to the muscles, reduces tension, and allows for more mobility, flexibility and increase in athletic performance.
- Lymphatic Massage - This massage is a light pressure or light pumping to clear out stagnant fluid. Light soothing strokes are utilized to loosen toxins and impurities from the region. This allows the body to experience a sense of wellbeing, while reducing muscle tension, increasing immune system function, and calming the nervous system.
- Reflexology Massage - Reflexology uses hand, thumb and finger techniques to stimulate and ultimately balance the meridians of the body while promoting a sense of wholeness, well being and overall health.
- Ear Candling - Ear candling is used to help with earwax buildups, earaches, infections, tinnitus, hearing problems, sinus infections, dizziness and balance-related ailments. Accompanied by neck and shoulder massage.
- Essential Oil Infusions - Take your massage to the next level by adding in one of the Thieves blends to your massage oil, we will also add it to the diffuser in your room and you get to take any additional product left home with you! Thieves, Citrus Fresh, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Northern Lights Black Spruce
Massage is a wonderful way to relax, de-stress and improve your health. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to get in touch with Rebecca and ask questions.
*Massages Available by Appointment Only:
Forms of Payment Accepted: Cash or Check.
Do's and Don'ts:
DO communicate: Even if the goal of your massage is to simply relax and forget about your overflowing to-do list for an hour, be upfront about any medical issues you have. While massage is generally safe, it can be dangerous for some people. Tell your therapist about any surgeries, medical conditions, medications currently being used, recent injuries or areas of sensitivity. This information is taken into consideration when choosing techniques used during your massage. Let your therapist know what your expectations and reasons for the massage. Even an experienced massage therapist can not feel what you're feeling or read your mind.
DO let the therapist know if you are at all uncomfortable. During the massage session, report any discomfort, whether it's from the massage or due to any problems or distractions related to the environment, e.g. room temperature, music volume, lighting, etc.
DO arrive on time: If you arrive in a frenzied, rushed state, it may take longer to relax and be able to take in the benefits of the massage.
DO remember to breathe. Breathing helps facilitate relaxation.
DO drink water. Drinking extra water before and after your massage will help your body flush out toxins.
DO prepare to schedule regular massages. The greatest benefits of massage are achieved over time. The therapeutic effects are cumulative, so the more often you get a massage, the better you will feel and the more quickly your body will respond. From one session to the next, relaxation deepens as the chronic patterns of stress in the body are affected and released.
DON'T be afraid to discuss any apprehensions or concerns. It's important that you be as comfortable as possible during your massage.
DON'T get a massage when you're sick. Massage can greatly worsen the symptoms of a virus or cold. Additionally, other clients can catch what you have. If you're sick, kindly re-schedule your appointment.
DON'T do any heavy lifting or strenuous exercise after a massage. Allow your body time to recover and rest before engaging in physical activities.