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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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    Welcome Sally Corrado, LMT


    I was blown away by Sally's massage. She has a LOT of knowledge and experience with clinical massage and it shows. She has a wide variety of techniques and tools at her disposal and uses them to the best advantage. She is cautiously aggressive in her approach to get the most benefit while minimizing discomfort. I've been short staffed since September (8 months) and she was definitely worth waiting for. Since I've stopped taking appointments myself, I'm really happy to have someone else who performs myofacial release, cupping, and gua sha (she's more experienced at them than me too). She's also certified in Neruomuscular Therapy/Structural Integration, which we will be adding to our menu along with Lymphatic Drainage and TMJ. Not mentioned in her bio is her interest in Reflexology and aromatherapy. She also brings Esalen and Lomi Lomi techniques to her Relaxation Massages which is unusual in Birmingham. To say I'm pleased to have her join us is an understatement.

    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.
  • AROMATHERAPY
  • Aromatherapy: What it is and what it is not.
  • Aromatherapy: Why it works
  • Aromatherapy: Scent and Emotional Effect
  • Aromatherapy: Uses for essential oils I have
  • Aromatherapy: Ingredients: Massage Creams I Use and Custom Aromatherapy Products

    AROMATHERAPY: What it is and what it is not.

    Aromatherapy is a form of healing that uses the essential oils of plants for their scent and for their inherent medicinal properties. Contrary to what the name implies, aromatherapy is not simply used for its scent. When applied to the skin using methods such as massage, a bath, or a compress, the essential oils are quickly absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream where they can interact with your body systems. The properties of different essential oils can calm your nerves or help you with the blues; they can help keep you awake or help you sleep, act as an antibiotic, help balance your hormones, sooth your digestive system, stimulate your immune system, and much more.

    While aromatherapy may be a satisfactory treatment for minor issues, it is not a substitute for medical attention. Aromatherapy is better seen as an aid to your healing.

    AROMATHERAPY: Why it works:

    Plants have evolved alongside humans.  Just as we have evolved chemical defenses to protect and repair our bodies, so plants have developed chemicals with comparable functions.  Plant essential oils share common chemical composition and protein like structures that make them easily absorbable by our bodies, thus the chemicals that protect the plant will also protect us. 

    Looking at the list of uses for essential oils, one may be tempted to see it as the proverbial “snake oil miracle elixir” sold by charlatans in the past.  Consider that any one essential oil can consist of hundreds of different chemical compounds.  While modern medicine will identify a particular chemical compound in the oil that provides a desired effect and will chemically recreate only that chemical, an essential oil contains the entire chemical composition, thus every function of the plant is present.  Plants absorb energy, water, and nutrients; transform nutrients into energy; repair themselves; repel insects; grow; expel waste; etc. Is it so surprising that their essential oils can do many things as well?  Not every essential oil is created equal; they have different chemical compounds with different concentrations. 

    So, you may wonder why doctors don’t prescribe essential oils.  Doctors are not taught about essential oils as part of their medical education.  Because essential oils cannot be patented, pharmaceutical companies have no financial motive for studying the effectiveness of essential oils.  Without studies, there is no “proof” of the effectiveness of essential oils.  Thankfully, the number of serious studies conducted as to the chemical composition and effectiveness of essential oils is increasing and they are being taken much more seriously as a complementary method used in addition to conventional western medicine.

     

    AROMATHERAPY: Scent and Emotional Effect

    Available Scents: Click the name for detailed information on that essential oil. These are notes I took from a multitude of sources. If it is in bold, that essential oil is one of the ones considered best for that use. Red is simply for my use to indicate that the information was from my preferred source. For definitions of properties listed in that information, click here: PROPERTIES DEFINITIONS

  • Basil:..................... Sweet, spicy and warm.
    ............................... Effect: energizing

  • Bergamot:.............. Sweet, light, green fruity, fresh citrus with spicy floral undertones.
    ................................ Effect: calming, confidence building, invigorates, refreshes, relaxes, uplifts spirits

  • Black Pepper:........ Strong, dry-woody, warm, peppery.
    ................................ Effect: Thaws emotional coldness, helps concentration, stimulating

  • Camphor:............... Medicinal, clean and sharp.
    ................................ Effect: clarity of mind

  • Cedarwood:........... Soft, sweet, woody balsamic and warm.
    ................................ Effect: relaxing, strengthening, balance, calming

  • Chamomile:............ Sweet, fresh, herbaceous, fruity (apple like)
    ................................ Effect:: calming, relaxing, sooths body and mind
    ................................ (extra charges apply-30 cents a drop)

  • Cinnamon:............. Warm, spicy, sweet, and smoky.
    ................................ Effect: uplifting

  • Citronella:............... Fresh, woody-sweet.
    ................................ Effect: clarity of mind

  • Clary Sage:............ Herbaceous, nutty, musky, balsamic, warm, light
    ................................ Effect:: thaws emotional coldness, calming, relaxing, comforting

  • Clove:.................... Rich, spicy, sweet, warm
    ................................ Effect: energizing, calming

  • Cypress:................ Fresh, woodsy, slightly spicy
    ................................ Effect: calming, soothing. refreshing

  • Eucalyptus:............ Strong, woody camphory
    ................................. Effect: Stimulating, calming, relaxing, helps concentration

  • Fennel:................... Sharp, warm, sweet, camphorous, aniseed like, peppery
    ................................ Effect: Boost courage and resolve, stimulating

  • Frankincesne:.........Warm, sweet, balsamic, spicy, incense-like
    ................................:Effect: Calming, relaxing, soothing

  • Geranium:...............Flowery, rosy, sweet, soft, green
    ................................ Effect: uplifting, calming, relaxing, restoring, maintains stability of emotions

  • Ginger:................... Fresh woody, spicy, earthy
    ................................ Effect: thaw emotional coldness; promotes courage, confidence and agression

  • Grapefruit:............. Citrus, warm and sweet.
    ................................ Effect: thaws emotional coldness, balancing

  • Helichrysum:......... Powerful, rich, fruity w/honey like w/delicate tea like undertone
    ................................ Effect: calming
    ................................ (extra charges apply-70 cents a drop)

  • Hyssop:................. Fresh, earthy, fruity/woodsy
    ................................ Effect: releaves aniety, clears the mind

  • Jasmine:................. Intense, rich, sweet, warm, floral w/tea like undertone
    ................................ Effect: thaws emotional coldness, mental alertness, calming, relaxing, boost confidence
    ................................ (extra charges apply-70 cents a drop)

  • Juniper:.................. Fresh, fruity, woody-balsalmic
    ................................ Effect: calming, relaxing, strengthen nerves and bolster spirit

  • Lavender:.............. Fresh, herbaceous, floral
    ................................ Effect: relaxing, refreshing, uplifting, calming, balances body and mind

  • Lemon:................... Light, fresh, clean, citrus
    ................................ Effect: revitalizing, uplifting

  • Lemongrass:.......... Powerful, lemony, straw like, green
    ................................ Effect: calming, refreshing, revitilizing

  • Litsea Cubeba:...... Intense, fresh, lemony, smoky
    ................................ Effect: calming, relaxing

  • Mandarin:.............. Intense, sweet, floral-fruity
    ................................ Effect: calming, uplifting, balancing

  • Nutmeg:................. Warm, sharp, spicy, musky
    ................................ Effect: stimulate and invigorate the mind

  • Orange:.................. Fresh, fruity, tangy, sweet
    ................................ Effect: thaw emotional coldness, refreshing, cheering, calming

  • Palmarosa:............. Sweet, rosy floral, lemony
    ................................ Effect: calming, relaxing in low dose

  • Patchouli:............... Earthy, sweet, herbaceous
    ................................ Effect: thaw emotional coldness, calming, promotes decisiveness

  • Peppermint:........... Camphorous, minty, fresh, penetrating
    ................................ Effect: energizing, increase mental alertness

  • Petitgrain:.............. Fresh, floral, citrus, woody-herbaceous
    ................................ Effect: alertness, calming

  • Pine Needle:.......... Strong, clean, crisp, fresh, resinous
    ................................ Effect: alertness

  • Rosemary:............. Camphor like, strong herbaceous, woody, powerful
    ................................ Effect: energizing, increase mental alertness

  • Rosewood:............ Sweet, woody, floral, spicy
    ................................ Effect: energizing

  • Sandalwood:......... Warm, balsamic, sweet, buttery, rich, woody
    ................................ Effect: uplifting, relaxing, calming, harmonizing
    ................................ (extra charges apply-70 cents a drop)

  • Tagetes:................. Wild, sweet, fruity, herbatious
    ................................ Effect: emotional and spiritual focus

  • Tangerine:.............. Fresh, sweet, citrus
    ................................ Effect: uplifting

  • Tea Tree:............... Sharp, spicy, warm, camphorous
    ................................ Effect: energizing

  • Thyme:................... Soft, sweet, medicinal/woody-herbaceous
    ................................ Effect: improve concentration

  • Yarrow:.................. Fresh, green, sweet-spicy, camphoraceous
    ................................ Effect: strengthen your emotional and energetic boundaries

  • Ylang Ylang:.......... Intense, fresh, sweet, balsalmic, floral-fruity
    ................................ Effect: thaw emotional coldness, calming, relaxing, sooths anger

  • AROMATHERAPY: Ingredients: Massage Creams I Use and Custom aromatherapy products.

    Customized products will contain appropriate essential oils and coloring.

    Muscle & Joint Massage Cream: Indian Basil, Himalayan Cedarwood and Black Spruce blend together to create a warm woody aroma. Proprietary blend of 10 pure essential oils increases blood flow to sore muscles and joints to soothe and relax. Perfect for sports and therapeutic massage.

    Ingredients: Massage Cream (See ingredients below), Basil, Cedarwood, Spruce, Sweet Fennel, Rosemary, Peppermint, Marjoram, Wintergreen, Ginger, Sweet Birch

    Relaxation Massage Cream: A woodsy, sweet, and fresh aroma to encourage a state of deep relaxation. Helps promote calmness and uplifts the soul. It includes sedative Petitgrain and calming Tangerine essential oils.

    Ingredients: Massage Cream (See ingredients below), Petitgrain, Tangerine

    Respiration Massage Cream: decongest and clarify nasal passages and throat. Contains potent antibacterial and anti-viral oils. Pleasant camphorous and minty aroma.

    Ingredients: Massage Cream (see ingredients below), Eucalyptus Globulus, Wintergreen and Pine Sylvester

    Massage Cream: The botanical qualities of Arnica Extract and Ivy Extract provide relief and added skin health and wellness benefits. Leaves skin soft and smooth.

    Ingredients: Water; Coconut oil Ester; Almont Oil; Emulsifying Wax NF (Vegetable Derived); Arnica Extract; Ivy Extract; Aloe Vera oil; Kukui Nut Oil; Cetyl Alcohol (non drying emollient); Tocopherol (Vitamin E); Glycerin (Vegetable Derived); Carbomer; TEA; Germal; Lodopropynyl Butylcarbamate; Fragrance; Customized products will contain appropriate essential oils and coloring.

    Body Butter: Purified Water; Coconut Oil Ester; Blend of Shea Butter, Jojoba, Avocado, Peach Oil, and Sunflower Oils; Vegetable Emulsifier; Dimethicone; Vegatable Glycerin; Carbomer; Wheat Amino Acid; Hydrating Beta Glucan; Carrat Oil; Grapefruit Oil, TEA, Phenoxethol/Mixed Parabens.

    Hypoalergenic Massage Lotion: Sensitivity tested and proven safe, this product contains no drying alcohol, mineral oil, nut oils or strong fragrance. Based with Apricot Oil to soften skin, Grapeseed Oil for it's exceptional light texture and non-greasy finish and Sesame Oil to soothe and moisturize all skin types.

    Ingredients: Water; Coconut Oil Ester; Blend of Apricot, Sesame, and Grapeseed Oils; Canola Oil; Emulsifying Wax NF (Vegetable Derived); Vegetable Clycerin; Grapeseed Extract; Methyl/Propyl; Carbomer; Germal; Dimethicone; TEA; Idopropynl Butylcabamate. Customized products will contain appropriate essential oils and coloring.

    Hydrating Massage Lotion: Blend of Jojoba, Avocado, Peach and Sunflower oils. Leaves skin soft without greasy residue. Also contains moisture building Wheat and Apricot Amino Acids, and Beta Glucan, for restoring skin elasticity, and hydration.

    Ingredients: Purified Water; Coconut Oil; Blend of Jojoba, Avocado, Peach, and Sunflower oils; Shea Butter; Vegetable Emulsifier; Dimethicone; Carbomer, Vegetable Clycerin; Wheat Amino Acid; Apricot Amino Acid; Hydrating Beta Clucon; Phenoxytol/Mixed Parabens. Customized products will contain appropriate essential oils and coloring.

    Basic Massage Oil: Grapeseed Oil. Good for damaged and stressed skin, possessing high amounts of antioxidants to help protect against aging.


     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
       
     
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