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Gayle’s Massage

Gee Whiz how does one explain one’s massage? I’d prefer you read the testimonials on my website. What I want to talk about is the scientific background of what I’m doing to get you to that ultimate state.

Gayle’s Massage works with all the systems of the body and mind, specializing in Vagus Nerve * Optimization. The Vagus Nerve is the longest nerve of the body and when it is functioning properly it does the following:

  • Reduces inflammation in your body
  • Increases your stem cell activity
  • Improves your heart rate variability
  • Thickens your brain (which shrinks with age)
  • Activates your immune function
  • Modulates your nervous system
  • Reduces your anxiety, depression and stress
  • Augments your performance

You want to keep “this baby” happy as to not gamble your life force away. Easier said than done.

The faster we reclaim peace of mind, a relaxed body, and positive emotional and mental states the faster the Vagus Nerve goes back to doing it’s complicated job of keeping us well and happy:

  • Pain free
  • More mobility – keeping us on “top” of our game
    • Exuberance
    • Serenity
    • Relaxation

Stress is part of our lives, sometimes more or less on any given day. This is a given. Knowing how to reset the Vagus Nerve is like knowing how to swing a golf club, or tennis racket, or cook a soufflé when the “gods seem to be against us.” There’s expertise involved in resetting yourself and this is something you learn over time with a coach.

I can be your coach if you so choose. All Massage Hideaway’s bodywork, yoga and meditation programs as well as counseling sessions are customized to optimize your vagus nerve. There are three tiers of service I provide. They are:

Tier One:
You’re here for the first time and/or come in for massages on an irregular basis. My job is to listen to you and intuitively work you and your body so you leave feeling centered, peaceful, and relaxed…HAPPY.

Tier Two:
You have specific rehabilitation needs either from a car accident, or other injuries that need careful attention. I work with you solely, or with your team of medical providers and/or call in my team of regular and alternative health providers. We can overcome mild to sever injuries if you come on a regular basis and DO your customized at-home programs.

Tier Three: We team to heal your body, quiet your mind, and to enliven your everyday experiences.

You love massage and want to:

  1. Learn how to sustain that state of relaxed awareness and joy.
  2. Talk to someone who listens to you and helps you clarify your situation.
  3. Reconnect with your spiritual self and you don’t know how.
  4. Other reasons

Whatever your reason may be, I can probably help you attain it through the following specialties, which I am certified to do:

  • Numerous massage and bodywork techniques
  • Energy Medicine Modalities
  • Alternative Health Remedies
  • Kriya Yoga
  • Meditations
  • Counseling sessions

Massage Hideaway’s Mission is to:

  1. Respect and honor you
  2. Relieve your pain and stress
  3. Make you feel wonderful
  4. Protect you from illness
    1. Teach you how to get rid of or better manage your stress and pain
    2. Regenerate your organs and cells
    3. Facilitate lifelong ease and relaxation
    4. Enjoy you
  5. Improve your sleep
  6. Stabilize postural alignment
  7. Increase your health and happiness

Massage Hideaway’s Mission functions in all tiers. It’s obvious that a lot more benefits can be done and realized in Tiers Two and Three for you.

Please call 512-351-5538 to chat about your needs and situation.

* Vagus Nerve from Wikipedia

*The vagus nerve (/’veigǝs/ VAY-gǝs), also called the pneumogastric nerve, is known as the tenth cranial nerve. or simply CNX.
Upon leaving the medulla between the medullary pyramid and the inferior cerebellar peduncle, it extends through the jugular foramen, then passes into the carotid sheath between the internal carotid artery and the internal jugular vein down below the head, to the neck, chest and abdomen, where it contributes to the innervation of the viscera. Besides output to the various organs in the body, the vagus nerve conveys sensory information about the state of the body’s organs to the central nervous system. 80-90% of the nerve fibers in the vagus nerve are afferent (sensory) nerves communicating the state of the viscera to the brain.[1]
The medieval Latin word vagus means literally “wandering” (the words vagrant, vagabond, and vague come from the same root). Sometimes the branches are spoken of in the plural and are thus called vagi (/’veid3ai/, US dict: vã’·ji). The vagus is also called the pneumogastric nerve since it innervates both the lungs and the stomach.
The motor division of the vagus nerve is derived from the basal plate of the embryonic medulla oblongata, while the sensory division originates from the cranial neural crest.
The vagus nerve includes axons , which emerge from or converge onto four nuclei of the medulla:

  1. The Dorsal nucleus of vagus nerve – which sends parasympathetic output to the viscera, especially the intestines
  2. The Nucleus ambiguus – which gives rise to the branchial efferent motor fibers of the vagus nerve and preganglionic parasympathetic neurons that innervate the heart
  3. The Solitary nucleus – which receives afferent taste information and primary afferents from visceral organs
  4. The Spinal trigeminal nucleus – which receives information about deep/crude touch, pain, and temperature of the outer ear, the dura of the posterior cranial fossa and the mucosa of the larynx

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