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Hey There-What’s That Sound?

Upon entering my little sanctuary at the Main Campus Medical Center,you will hear the sound of crystal bowls, Tibetan chanting, bells, flutes, nature sounds, all put together with beautiful, soothing violins, pianos and other musical instruments. Not only does this music sound wonderful, it also improves your health. Mitchell Gaynor, MD, author of “The Healing Power of Sound, Recovery from Life-Threatening Illness, Using Sound, Voice and Music”, states “sound is every bit as powerful a tool for relaxation and mind-body healing as guided imagery has proven to be over the last twenty years. The sacred and medicinal uses of sound can be traced back at least to the third millennium, B.C.E.” The CD’s I choose to play during a massage session are an important component of the entire experience. I want you to get the most from your session,so I choose CD’s that are compiled for thier healing properties. Dr. Gaynor further states: “Sound enters the healing equation from several directions: It may alter cellular functions through energetic effects; it may entrain biological systems to function more homeostatically; it may calm the mind and therefore the body; or it may have emotional effects, which influence neurotransmitters and neuropeptides, which in turn help to regulate the immune system–the healer within.” I believe that listening to any music that speaks to you and makes you feel good, is healing. Listen to your favorite music or sing when you rise in the morning, in your car, and before going to bed(instead of the news!). This will help you stay in sync with your natural rhythm.

Our Fall Special-$10 off an hour session, $5.00 off a half hour session. Come in and experience a healing touch and a healing sound. Your body and mind will thank you!

is Licensed in massage therapy,certified since 1979. Worked through the years in a small private practice in Toledo while raising a family and working full time. In 2007 Vicki had an epiphany that led her to enrolling in a local massage school, and obtaining her license with the Ohio State Medical Board. She is certified in oncology massage therapy, and is clinically certified in aromatherapy. In April, 2011, UT Physicians hired her as a massage therapist. She was thrilled to land this position. Vicki has always had a passion for customer service, and this is the ultimate service-to help people feel better through touch applied with intelligence, control & purpose.
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