Doug Merrill, LMT  Avalon Massage

Doug Merrill, LMT Avalon Massage

A Retreat For Health and Healing

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Doug Merrill, LMT is a  graduate of Carlson College of Massage Therapy, specializing in the areas of:  Swedish, Sports,  Deep Tissue NMT, Pre-Natal and Steam Massage.

Doug offers in office massage therapy sessions as well as seated chair massage for businesses and events.

Call for more information on how massage therapy or bodywork services might benefit you.

Massage therapy is great for care-givers, physical workers, desk workers, travelers, mothers and everyone in-between.

Massage does not replace the need for medical attention or psychological counseling.  However, physicians often recommend massage to their patients for maintenance of health, prevention of illness and injury, and to aid in the recovery process.

Massage therapy is indicated for a variety of conditions including:

- Improved immune functioning and much, much more!

Doug offers the following types of Massage and Services:

Swedish – One of the most common types of massage. It is used to relax tension, promote blood and lymphatic circulation and an overall sense of well being.

Shiatsu – The Shiatsu practitioner combines palm and finger pressure plus rotation , structural movement and stretching techniques to stimulate the flow of energy. It is very effective for chronic pain and reducing body stress.

Deep Tissue/NMT – Deep tissue and Neuromuscular therapy incorporates various, more specific methods, including trigger point therapy and stretches, to access areas of taut, fibrous muscular tissue in order to release spasms, and nerve entrapment, and reduce pain and postural distortion. The session is individualized depending on the type of conditions being treated and may not include the whole body.

Hot Stone Massage – Hot stones are used as a massage tool and in addition to the massage to provide an extremely relaxing and detoxifying experience. The warm stones are left on your body throughout the massage so the heat can penetrate tight, sore muscles.

Prenatal Massage – During your pregnancy our therapists will use the Body Cushion system in which various sized foam supports are placed under your body to make you more comfortable while lying on the massage table. The session is individualized depending on your specific needs.

Sports Massage – Provides a circulatory effect of both blood and lymph helping to maintain the muscles and soft tissue in an optimal state of nutrition. Sports massage enables the athlete to recover more rapidly and completely after training and events. It is also beneficial after injuries by reducing the likelihood of chronic problems and possible further injury. Pre- and post event massages available.

Steam Massage – Full body massage followed by personal steam treatment. Beneficial for Weight Loss, Detoxification, Skin Health, Stress Relief, Cellulite Reduction, Joint Pain, Muscle Soreness, Allergies, Asthma, Circulation, Edema, and Immune System.

Contact InformationAVALON MASSAGElower level Timothy Roberts Salon3942 Center Point Rd. NECedar Rapids, IA  52402

Doug MerrillLicensed Massage TherapistCel Phone:  319-350-4010Email:  dougmerrill1@gmail.comSchedule an Appointment on-line with Doug:

Anne SpinaLicensed Massage TherapistCel Phone:  319-551-2481Email:  anneavalonhealth@gmail.comSchedule an Appointment On-line with Anne.