The Health & Fitness Lab offers professional massage therapy services to the WKU campus AND the Bowling Green, KY community. We offer relaxation massages, as well as therapeutic treatments to help with muscle pain and injuries. The Health & Fitness Lab employees both male and female massage therapists. Our rates are the most competitive in town, and we offer free parking to our clients from Bowling Green and the surrounding areas. Give us a call to book your massage today!
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This system of massage employs movements that are slow and gentle. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, and circulation while promoting health & well-being. Swedish massage refers to a collection of techniques designed primarily to to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. The goal of Swedish Massage is to speed the venous return of un-oxygenated blood and toxins for the extremities. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested in a regular program for stress management.
The term deep tissue massage refers to various regimens or massage styles that are directed toward the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia. In most deep tissue massage techniques the aim is to affect the various layers of fascia that support muscle tissues and loosen bonds between the layers of connective tissue. This system is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles. Deep tissue massage helps release muscle congestion and relaxes muscle tissue.
Stone massage is a form of bodywork that involves the application of heated stones to the body during Swedish massage. This system of massage stimulates the circulatory system. softens and relaxes muscles, helps to release toxins, induces a state of deep relaxation, relieves pain and muscle spasms, and creates a feeling of peacefulness.
This is available for any woman who is 13 weeks or later into her pregnancy, as well as postpartum.
Meet Our Licensed Massage Therapists:
Jacque Doyle has over 8 years of experience utilizing neuro-muscular massage therapy, sports massage, Swedish massage, TMJ release, hot stone, prenatal/post-partum, geriatric and Infant massage instruction. Jacque came to us from Colorado and received her education in the 1150 hour program at the Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Her neuro-muscular therapy certification (IANMT) is through Judith Delany's method of the International Association of Neuro-Muscular Therapy. While in Colorado Jacque worked as a massage therapist at The Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy, Nizhoni Health Center, and ran her own massage business "LifeStages Massage Therapy". Jacque plans to continue her knowledge/experience in other modalities in order to continue meeting clients needs. Here at the Health & Fitness Lab Jacque offers Swedish, Deep Tissue and Prenatal appointments.
Carolyn graduated from the Mind Body Institute in Nashville, TN and is a Bowling Green resident. She has been a Physical Therapist Assistant for many years, so she brings a wide array of understanding about the body and muscular development. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two boys and husband.