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123 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19106

215-627-3782

The Healing Arts Center provides everything you need to reach your health and wellness goals. Whether you're seeking acute or chronic pain relief, stress reduction, help with infertility, physical rehabilitation, anti-aging treatments or just plain relaxation, our staff are here to provide safe, effective treatment and classes to help you on your way. Our center's goal is to maximize your body's function, increase energy, give you a higher self-esteem and provide an overall improvement in your quality of life.

We named it the Healing Arts Center because every practitioner on the team has a wide repertoire of integrative techniques and treatments to draw upon. We believe the art of healing is in the creative application of techniques and the mix should always be fresh, responding to the demands of the moment. After all, we believe every patient is unique and every day presents a new challenge that demands our creativity.

Massage Therapy in Philadelphia

Therapeutic massage is a time-honored, hands-on healing art that treats the body’s soft tissues using a combination of strokes, applied pressure and stimulation to acupressure points. Massage increases circulation, facilitating the removal of toxins and wastes, and improves overall bodily function and mental clarity. By reducing stiffness and tension in the muscles, massage also allows for greater mobility. The release of endorphins that occurs naturally during massage combined with the nurturing aspect of touch therapy generates an enhanced sense of well-being.

 

Massage Therapy

Therapeutic massage is a time-honored, hands-on healing art that treats the body’s soft tissues using a combination of strokes, applied pressure and stimulation to acupressure points. Massage increases circulation, facilitating the removal of toxins and wastes, and improves overall bodily function and mental clarity. By reducing stiffness and tension in the muscles, massage also allows for greater mobility. The release of endorphins that occurs naturally during massage combined with the nurturing aspect of touch therapy generates an enhanced sense of well-being.

 

What types of problems does massage therapy address?

Most types of musculoskeletal and chronic pain, as well as various organic conditions can be treated with therapeutic massage.

What are the common types of therapeutic massage and how do they work?

Swedish massage involves the application of directed pressure to muscles against deeper muscles and bones, and the rubbing of muscles in the direction of blood flow to the heart. This technique relaxes the muscles, improves circulation, eliminates wastes and stimulates the skin and nervous system. Deep tissue massage focuses more specifically on problem areas, using greater pressure at deeper layers of the muscle. Shiatsu is a Japanese form of massage that opens the body’s energy meridians by stimulating specific acupressure points. Craniosacral therapy addresses tensions and restrictions within the cerebrospinal membranes and bones of the head and spinal column.


  Lisa Lauer, LMT   Massage Therapy, Exton Office

Lisa Lauer, LMT Massage Therapy, Exton Office

Lisa Lauer, LMT (Exton Office)

Lisa has had a life-long passion for health and well-being. She graduated from Cortiva Institute in May of 2013. She has been trained in swedish massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, pregnancy massage, sports massage, neuromuscular therapy, and Reiki. Prior to becoming a licensed massage therapist, Lisa earned her BA of Science from East Stroudsburg University for Education. She was an elementary/special education teacher for 10 years. She discovered the benefits of massage and Reiki while searching for a natural way to alleviate chronic headaches. Her fascination with the mind-body-spirit connection was ignited through this discovery. She continues to further her knowledge and education to help others benefit and heal. Her true passion in life is to help others reach their optimal health and well-being goals.

Lisa is Pennsylvania-licensed in massage therapy. She is CPR certified and a member of AMTA.


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Charlie Blaskovich, LMT (Old City Office)

Charlie Blaskovich has been a licensed massage therapist for 23 years. She studied in Utah, at the Utah College of Massage Therapy and The University of Utah. Charlie began her career at a Snowbird Ski Resort, where she became an avid snowboarder. Her love of winter sports and the challenge of Killington took her to Vermont, where she met her husband and made a home, raising two children. A career opportunity brought the family to New Jersey three years ago, and Charlie took some time to focus on family. Now, she is excited to begin working with clients at the Healing Arts Center.

“I would like to think that every "body" I work on requires its own personal therapeutic needs. Whether you need injury therapy, shoulder and back relief from daily stress, or just a grown-up timeout for yourself, I hope you will allow me to help you feel as great as possible. After 23 years of doing Massage Therapy, I still absolutely love what I do.”

You can learn more about Charlie’s specialties here.