Take the Time Massage and Bodywork

Swedish Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, CranioSacral Therapy

High quality massage with healing, energy, and intention.

To schedule a massage:
Phone: 405-747-7173
E-mail: therese@takethetime.us

Therese Schwartz, LMT
Available in Stillwater, Oklahoma,
and surrounding areas.

My logo was created to represent my philosophy of a quality therapeutic touch combined with the idea that while receiving massage or bodywork your perception of time may become altered as you relax and experience the healing process. Thank you (danke) Sylvia for getting it just right.

With the current economy, why get a massage?
Research supports the value of massage.

The following are just some of the benefits of massage:

Boosts the immune system.
Improves circulation, concentration, energy, self-esteem, and sleep.
Reduces anxiety, fatigue, the flow of stress hormones, and the frequency of headaches.
Releases endorphins.
Lowers blood pressure.
Effective in treating arthritis, back pain, fibromyalgia, and symptoms
   associated with PMS.
Fibromyalgia patients receiving massage have fewer sleep problems,
   less anxiety, depression, fatigue, pain, and stiffness.

Description of Modalities:

Swedish massage –
Swedish massage is generally considered a “spa” type of massage. It is defined as a system of long strokes, kneading and friction techniques on the more superficial layers of the muscles, combined with active and passive movements of the joints. This type of massage allows for general relaxation, increases blood flow to increase oxygen and eliminate toxins in the muscles, lowers blood pressure, and assists in pain management.

Deep Tissue Massage –
Deep Tissue Massage is a technique that releases chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep pressure on contracted areas, either following or going across the fibers of muscles, tendons, and fascia. Deep tissue massage allows for increased mobility, the release of chronic tension patterns, and muscle loosening.

CranioSacral Therapy –
This light-touch form of bodywork encourages the body’s natural healing mechanisms to improve the functioning of the central nervous system, dissipate the negative effects of stress, and enhance health and resistance to disease. The therapist uses techniques to assist the natural movement of fluid within the craniosacral system.

Hot Stone Massage –
Hot Stone is a massage technique, used in conjunction with other modalities, in which warmed stones are placed on acupuncture points as well as used as massage tools. Hot Stone massage increases relaxation, eases muscle tension, improves circulation, and calms the psyche.

It is my wish to provide quality therapeutic massage and bodywork for my clients
and to provide healing space, energy, and intention.
Therese Schwartz
Stillwater, Oklahoma