Massage sessions offer relief at Dixon Center

By Jillian Millam
September 30, 2004

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Sore? Stressed out? Go to the Dixon Center between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on one of the many dates that the chair massage sessions are taking place. The dollar-a-minute fee is well worth the stress relieving therapy.

Dennis Kuesel, a graduate of Pennsylvania Institute of Massage Therapy in Quakertown, had his massaging chair and supplies all set up and ready to go outside of the gym in the Dixon Center at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 20.

After receiving a massage from the expert masseuse , Kate Wilson, 35, said, “Wow…I definitely feel better already. I’m sure that massages normally take a day or two to actually make you feel better, but my shoulder feels better already.”

Dennis Kuesel’s next client made it known she was so sore. Kuesel said to her, “The most important thing is to relax your shoulders. Have you ever had a massage before?” After telling him she has, Kuesel asked, “Did you like it?” With an exclamatory answer, “Oh yeah!” the two laughed as they went on with the massage.

Although a lot of people enjoy massages because they feel good and give you goose bumps, a lot of people don’t realize that they are great for you in more ways than one. “There’s a huge mental benefit that comes along with massages. It’s rare someone doesn’t feel better after a massage. It’s good for your mental and physical well being. Some people don’t realize that,” Kuesel said.

After graduating from Pennsylvania Institute of Massage Therapy, Kuesel decided to narrow down his focus on specifically fitness related therapy. According to him, 83 percent of massage therapists are females, who proceed to work in spas and salons. “I like massaging people interested in fitness. I like athletics and helping people who are fitness conscious. My main goal is to help people maintain physical and mental fitness,” Kuesel said.

Furthermore, massage therapy does just that. According to Kuesel, massages can help lengthen and relax muscles, which can prevent you from pulling muscles and helps them stretch better. We have all heard the famous advice of stretching before engaging in strenuous activity, but watching the massage therapist dig his fingers into muscles and working out knots that people had should make us realize taking care of our muscles is something of much importance.

In order to research the chair massage session, I felt as if I was forced to experience it first hand. The therapist twisted my arm when he invited me to take a seat and give it a try. His hands seemed to have a magical touch as they smoothed out each knot in my back. He said the key to a good massage is the perfect amount of pressure.

“If the therapist puts too much on your muscles, you’ll be in pain afterwards. If they don’t put enough, you’ll walk away feeling as if you had nothing done,” Kuesel said. Well apparently he used the right amount of pressure because walking away from it, I felt rejuvenated, relaxed, and tranquil.

So while you’re on your lunch break and need the tension in your back to be rubbed away, stop by the Dixon Center between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. To learn what days the chair massage sessions will be taking place, check out the website, and click on Campus Announcements.

Posted to the web by Ryan Norris

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