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Lorna Brooke Village
3659 Lorna Rd., Ste. 111
Hoover, AL 35216
(across from Arby's at the Data Dr. Intersection)

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Due to the increasing number of no-shows and last minute cancellations, we are requiring that credit card information be collected from clients at time of booking. This information is encrypted and securely held by Authorize.net and we will never have access to your actual credit card number. This information will only be used if you cancel on short notice or no-show.

We request 24 hour notice for all canceled appointments.

  • * If you no-show you will be charged the full price for the session and will be required to pay in advance for future appointments
  • * If you cancel with less than 1 hour notice you will be charged 75% of the full price of the session.
  • * If you cancel less than 4 hours prior to your appointment time, you will be charged 50% of the price of your booked service.
  • * If WE cancel on the same day as your appointment and don't offer a replacement therapist, you will receive 30 minutes free.

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    New Booking Service


    Our new booking service makes it easy to book couples massages and also includes 2 wait lists.

    Priority Wait List:

    If we are booked for the time you would like. You can specify what therapist, date and time period you would like to be wait listed for. If we have an opening come up, we will call and/or email that we have an opening and the first to respond will get the spot.

    Short Notice Wait List:

    Want a good deal on a massage and have a flexible schedule? Put yourself on our Short Notice Wait List and if we have a spot that is still not filled 2 hours prior, we will call and/or email that we have an opening and the first to respond will get the spot at 20% off. That's a 30/60/90 minute massage for $32/$56/$80 instead of $40/$70/$100.

    Check out our Comfort Craft tables!


    We have 2 Comfort Craft Model 800 Mid-Split Electric tables. The mid-split means that the table can bend up to a 40 angle, which aids to open the back (9) or with a steeper angle can be used to assist in stretching. This is the table under all our padding and sheets in 2 of our 3 rooms.
    One of Our Comfort Craft Mid Split Electric Tables

    COUPLES MASSAGE ROOM: We have rearranged one of our rooms to allow 2 tables to be side by side for a more intimate setting for couples massages. If you book a couples massage you may receive service in this room or our in 2 separate rooms with connecting double doors. If you have a preference for same or separate rooms, please spedify when you book. If we cannot accommodate your request, we will let you know within 24 hours.
  • INFORMATION AND ARTICLE ARCHIVE

    My Most Recommended Self Help At Home
    Lavender: An Essential Oil for Fundamental Health
    Best General Home Therapy for Sore Muscles
    Even One Massage Session Produces Measurable Benefits, Research Shows

    My Most Recommended Self Help At Home

    All Areas: See Best General Home Therapy for Sore Muscles below for how to do alternating hot and cold therapy.

    Shoulders: I love my Backnobber 2. This S shaped tool allows you to put good pressure on a small spot, which is perfect for knots or relaxing general tension. Just hook one end of the S over your shoulder onto a tender spot and pull down and out (oblique) on the curve at the other end with the opposite hand, resting the hand on the side you are working in your lap. You can also place the end on the top of the shoulder and pull down to put pressure straight down onto the top of the trapezius. In order to help hold it in place, I wrap the hand on that side around the upper curve and let the arm be dead weight so I'm not using the muscle, and pull down with the other hand. You can get a backnobber for about $40 with shipping from http://www.MassageWarehouse.com.

    Glutes: Tension in the glutial area often contributes to low back pain and can also send pain shooting down your leg if the Sciatic Nerve is compressed. If you've ever driven a long distance and got a pain in your derriere, this is a wonderful relief. Simply take a tennis ball, drop it on the couch, sit on it, and roll it around the glutial area until you find the tender spot and work it. If you don't get enough pressure on the couch, try an ottoman or some other cushioned surface. I don't recommend you do this on the floor as you need something with some give or even a tennis ball will be too hard.

    Feet: If you don't have a golf ball, they are easy to find and inexpensive. Simply roll your foot around on it, giving the amount of pressure needed to get that "hurts so good" feeling. If it's the arch you want to rub, the tendons don't take pressure as well as the muscle, so use a tennis ball there.

    Occipital Ridge: (base of your skull where it meets the neck): The best thing I've found so far is a piece of styrofoam from a hobby store. Two or four short conical pieces placed just under where the skull and the neck meet. Whatever you use needs to be firm enough to support your head but not hard, and come to a ridge or rounded point.

    Lavender: An Essential Oil for Fundamental Health

    by Laurie Chance Smith

    Lavender essential oil is a one-stop medicine chest, helping to reduce anxiety, fatigue, and stress and balance hormones, increase the immune response, lower blood pressure, and relieve pain. To utilize lavender's healing benefits at home, mix five to 10 drops of lavender essential oil in one ounce of jojoba oil or unscented lotion. (Essential oils shouldn't be applied directly to the skin, it's best to partner them with a carrier oil, liquid, or lotion.)

    Earaches: For earaches, dab one drop of lavender massage oil behind the ear and rub gently. Alternatively, place one drop of lavender oil on a cotton ball and carefully place inside the outer ear.

    Headaches: Inhaling lavender is also effective for headache relief. Add a few drops to a bowl of warm water and breathe. Gently rub lavender massage lotion on the temples, forehead, and base of the neck.

    Colds: Lavender oil can also help break up coughs and clear sinuses. Colorado-based holistic aromatherapist Nicola McGill suggests the regular home-use of antiseptic essential oils such as lavender to help avoid colds and other infectious diseases. Add a few drops to a vaporizer to help clear colds and infuse the home with lavender's scent.

    Stress: At night, six to eight drops of lavender added to a warm bath helps melt away stress and relieve fatigue. Blend a footbath by adding three drops of lavender to a bowl of warm water, sink your feet in, and relax. For help inducing sleep, add two or three drops of lavender essential oil to the underside corner of your pillow.

    Tranquil Aroma: A human takes 23,040 breaths a day, and each inhale floods the system with scent. Rely on lavender's tranquil aroma to clear the way toward peaceful days.

    Best General Home Therapy for Sore Muscles

    The best home therapy for sore muscles is alternating hot and cold packs. Please note: If there is inflammation (swelling) use only cold packs, do not use hot packs.

    Use a hot pack for 10 to 15 minutes
    Let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes
    Use a cold pack for 10 to 15 minutes
    Let is rest for 10 to 15 minutes
    Repeat one or two more times

    Even One Massage Session Produces Measurable Benefits, Research Shows

    Most massage clients will attest that the more massage they receive, the better they feel and function. New research shows that even one massage-therapy session "produces measurable biologic effects" and may have implications for managing autoimmune and inflammatory conditions.

    Researchers from the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, set out to determine the effects of a single session of Swedish massage on neuroendocrine and immune function.

    "Massage therapy is a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States with 8.7 percent of adults receiving at least one massage within the last year; yet, little is known about the physiologic effects of a single session of massage in healthy individuals," the study's abstract noted.

    One group of people received a 45-minute Swedish massage session while a control group received a light-touch control condition. Both groups comprised medically and psychiatrically healthy adults, 18-45 years old.

    The researchers hypothesized that the massage session would enhance immune function, according to the report published on www.pubmed.gov. The results showed that compared to light touch, Swedish massage "caused a large effect size decrease in arginine-vasopressin, and a small effect size decrease in cortisol. Massage increased the number of circulating lymphocytes ... "

    The researchers noted, "preliminary data suggest that a single session of Swedish massage therapy produces measurable biologic effects. If replicated, these findings may have implications for managing inflammatory and autoimmune conditions."

    "A Preliminary Study of the Effects of a Single Session of Swedish Massage on Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal and Immune Function in Normal Individuals" is running in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
       
     
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