Massage has been practiced for thousands of years and is considered part of complementary & alternative medicine. It involves the manipulation of the soft body tissue (muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments) using varying degrees of pressure & movement.
Does massage therapy benefit a person’s health and well-being? Absolutely! Studies show that massage therapy is an effective treatment for:
• Relaxing muscles
• Rehabilitating injuries
• Reducing stress and anxiety
• Relieving pain & muscle tension

Some of our favorite massage modalities include:
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage focuses on relieving tension in the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It uses more intense kneading techniques than a Swedish massage which is more relaxation-focused. Deep-tissue massages incorporate thumb pressure and the use of the elbows, knuckles and palms. If you suffer from chronic aches and pains and want more pressure than a Swedish massage, you should try a deep tissue massage. This is my personal favorite massage.
Shiatsu Massage
Shiatsu is a Japanese style of massage which helps eliminate blockages that keep the body’s energy force, or Qi, from flowing freely. Therapists use many different techniques, often employing their elbows, knees, and even their feet, as they work out tension from the back, joints, and limbs.
Trigger Point Massage
If you have specific problems like rotator cuff issues, stiff joints or sciatica, you may want to try a “trigger point massage” which helps get rid of chronic tension located deep in the muscles. A deep tissue massage is ideal for tension spread out over a large area. The trigger point massage is ideal for pain that radiates from a very specific area or areas. While trigger point massages are highly effective, it can be a little painful. It’s well worth it when you see results.
Swedish Massage
Swedish massage relaxes muscles, improves circulation, stretches the ligaments and tendons, and relaxes and stimulates the skin and nervous system. It can help reduce emotional and physical stress. Therapists use a sequence of long, gliding strokes, kneads, and circular motions to help ease shallow tension in the muscles. You should have a Swedish massage if you’re new to massage or you’re looking to relieve moderate tension in your back or shoulders.
Our masseuse is certified by the California Massage Therapy Council (CMTC) and has been mastering her craft for over 15 years. Book a massage at our Valencia, CA location by calling us at (661)755-7682 or e-mail us at: info@wellness-spring.org

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Edna Dimataga-Fernandez
Edna Dimataga-Fernandez founded The Wellness Institute in 2013. The company utilizes a holistic model of wellness consulting focusing on the 6 dimensions of organizational well-being: physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual & financial health. The Wellness Institute provides holistic health assessments, corporate well-being workshops & wellness consultations with holistic health practitioners. Wellness-Spring, the company’s holistic health store, sells organic & non-toxic health & beauty products. A portion of the proceeds is donated back to causes that support women, children, health, wellness & education. She has worked & consulted for companies in the insurance & financial services industry, the medical & behavioral health field and the non-profit sector. Edna holds a B.A. in Economics from UCLA and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management. She is a Past President (2010-11) of the National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors - Los Angeles Chapter and is an approved Continuing Education Provider for the California Department of Insurance.