How Does Massage Therapy Benefit You?
Massage therapy is a healthy, non-invasive way to positively impact your health and well-being. When your body experiences stress it produces higher levels of the stress hormone, “cortisol,” attributed to difficulty sleeping, digestive issues, headaches, mental health issues, and chronic pain. Massage therapy reduces cortisol levels allowing your body to rest and recover, as well as induces lasting physical, mental, and emotional effects.
Regular massage treatment has been found to naturally treat pain, reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure, elevate mood levels, improve digestion, and strengthen the body’s immune defenses. Especially in conjunction with chiropractic, massage therapy improves flexibility and posture and promotes muscle healing through increased circulation of oxygen and nutrients to injured tissue.
Bixby Knolls Wellness Center’s Licensed Massage Therapists are here to help facilitate your wellness journey by providing treatment for acute and/or chronic issues, or simply helping you maintain your health and fitness goals. Each Therapist is trained in a broad range of massage techniques including deep tissue, craniosacral, trigger point, lymphatic drainage, sports massage, perinatal, relaxation, and energy work.
Ask the doctor or front desk about scheduling an appointment with one of our highly experienced therapists.
Gua Sha Facials
Gua Sha (Gwa-Sah): treatment used in Traditional Chinese Medicine involving repeated, gently-pressured strokes over lubricated skin with a smooth-edged tool.
- Younger looking skin
- Increased circulation
- Reduced appearance in wrinkles
- Increased movemeent of lymph
Our Massage Therapists
David De Billie, LMT and Pilates Instructor
David graduated from the Western Institute of Neuromuscular Therapy in April 2002 with a 1000 hour certification in Swedish, Sports and Neuromuscular/Trigger Point therapies. He is a California State Licensed Massage Therapist and a member of The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). David is also a Level 1 Stott Certified Pilates instructor.
Kristyna Vaculikova, LMT
Kristyna Vaculikova brings over 10 years of massage therapy experience to our Wellness Center. She is passionate about improving the lives of her clients by enhancing their health and well-being with massage therapy and cupping therapy. She believes that self-care is a must in today’s busy climate.
Jaclyn Holst, LMT
Jaclyn has been practicing as a Certified Massage Therapist for over 6 years and has over 10 years of experience in the Massage and Chiropractic field. She integrates several modalities into her massage practice, tailoring it to her client’s specific needs and helps target both acute and chronic issues, as well as helps facilitate their overall health goals.
Belinda "BJ" Young, LMT
Belinda “B.J.” has been working as a Certified Massage Therapist since 2007. She specializes in Hot Stone Therapy and Deep Tissue Massage. Her techniques provide highly therapeutic results, including increased circulation and mobility, as well as alleviation of pain and tension in the muscles.
Wendy L. Lilja, LMT
Wendy has been a career medical massage therapist and Certified Holistic Health Practitioner for 17 years. Her goal is always to identify your main and underlying issues so that she can more fully understand your needs and preferences to better accomplish your best possible recovery.