Welcome to the Neighborhood: Midtown Massage

By on 11 March, 2014 in City Living with 0 Comments
Photo by Leigh's Lotus Photography

Photo by Leigh’s Lotus Photography

If inspiration strikes from unexpected places, it’s possible that relaxation follows the same muse. Just across from Sushi Cafe on Zelda Road, in a nondescript little block of office suites, you just might find the relief you’re seeking this spring. Midtown Massage opened there in early January, part of Angela Jones’ dream to bring her healing touch to Midtown.

Jones, a Montgomery native, is a licensed massage therapist and owns the new business. Listening to her talk massage, you realize it’s about so much more than a solid shoulder rub. Sure, it feels great to get a massage, but it turns out there’s a growing body of evidence that massage is good for more than just temporary happiness – it can decrease stress, lower blood pressure and boost the immune system. The science of anatomy and physiology is part of what brought Jones to the profession in the first place.

“I like helping people. I’m a science girl – I enjoy learning about anatomy and the many ways to heal people,” she said.

Jones explains that there are more than 250 modalities, or methods for massage – she’s currently working on several new ones. She’s not just perfecting new techniques. She’s also expanding her practice to new species: Jones is currently adding to her six years of training by studying massage for canines. It turns out that this can be very helpful for dogs rehabilitating from injuries. There’s also a certificate for equine massage (who knew!), but she’s not planning on starting that just yet, as each animal certificate requires more than 100 hours of anatomy and physiology per species.

“Massage is great for general well being,” Jones explains. “If you have an issue in your shoulders or lower back, it can be so helpful, and cheaper than hospital care. Many people find massages to be addictive. When you come in, you have a complete hour of nothing but you. You can talk if you want to, or sleep if you want to. Some people are worried that if they sleep, I’ll be insulted, but I take it as a compliment that I was able to help you to relax.”

Midtown Massage offers several specials and packages, with each visit tailored to the individual needs of the client. Jones’ clients are diverse and growing. She takes pride in helping people work on their own health issues.

“Everyone needs to be able to take care of themselves, because we’re the only ones we have.”

Visit Midtown Massage’s website or call 334.782.6570 to make an appointment.

Kate and Stephen are Midtown residents with two cats, a dog, ten fish, a garden, an old house and a sense of adventure. They write about life in Midtown here and about life in Montgomery at their blog Lost in Montgomery.

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