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Do you want to obtain comfort through massage therapy in Santa Cruz? Sometimes the stress that comes with a weekly job is close to unbearable. As stress and anxiety build in your body, so do the side effects that accompany them. For some individuals, health issues such as elevated blood pressure, decreased immune system function, weight gain, and trouble sleeping, have been linked with the hormone cortisol. Cortisol is the primary hormone released by the body when it is under a stressful situation. Thankfully, your body also has built in mechanisms to help you relax that can be stimulated under the right conditions.

Meet our Santa Cruz Massage Therapists

Massage Therapist Leslie Romero

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Leslie has been a massage therapist since 2012. She provides customized sessions based on the personal needs of patients, bringing them both lasting change, and profound comfort. Clients and physicians alike attain great relief from pain and anxiety through different methods, such as Swedish, Deep Tissue and Stretching techniques, resulting in an overall healthier experience. Leslie is committed to “walking her talk” when it comes to living a balanced and healthy lifestyle.  




Massage Therapist Jennifer Moriguchi

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-California Certified Massage Therapist # 67065

-1989 Massage Therapist; The Body Therapy Center School of Massage, Palo Alto, Ca

-1992 Natural Health Care Practitioner; Florida School of Massage, Sarasota , Fl

-1998 BS Health and Wellness; Humboldt State University, Arcata, Ca

-2018 – Masters of Science and Traditional Chinese Medicine; University of East West Medicine, Sunnyvale, Ca

For over 25 years, Jennifer has been practicing both Eastern and Western healing modalities. he has an uncanny ability to map every individual’s pressure points and discharge the distress, thereby helping the body restore its energy flow and heightening an individual’s vitality. Utilizing a combination of gentle manipulations and neuromuscular techniques she can satisfy individual requirements and treatment preferences. Jennifer believes she very fortunate that her work is also her life’s passion. Currently, Jennifer is furthering her education and is on track to obtain the Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine diploma in the summer of 2020. She believes strongly that the advantages of combining Eastern and Western healing techniques permit the body to identify the source of discomfort and help stimulate its self recovery tools. Jennifer provides an assortment of tangible practices to help patients obtain their wellness objectives. Whether you are seeking massage therapy for trauma treatment, overall well-being, senior care or healthcare, Jennifer is excited to help.

Relaxation Through Massage Therapy in Santa Cruz

Research has revealed there are two main effects of massage treatment, which consist of the physical reaction to the massage and the response of the body’s nervous system. When getting even a brief massage, the physical manipulation and contact supplied by the massage therapist induces bodily changes that help optimize the flow of the blood and lymphatic systems. Moreover, the pressure on the muscles, ligaments, and tendons permits them to relax, allowing them to function properly. While this is occurring, tissues begin to relax and, in turn, the nervous system starts to allow the body to engage in a relaxation response. As the body enters this relaxed state, there is diminished stress on blood vessels throughout the body. The normalization of stress hormones, such as cortisol, also begins to occur and more regular breathing is restored. At Sawyer Chiropractic Group we believe that massage therapy is the sole health care practice that’s been demonstrated to make these simultaneous effects.

The effects of massage therapy have been Shown to last for a prolonged period following the conclusion of the therapy session. While promoting comfort throughout the bodies cells, massage therapy has been shown to have significant positive psychological consequences. As the relaxation state begins, cognitive functioning improves, stress declines and the level of endurance improves. Every one of these changes leads to quicker recovery and helps improve your well-being.

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