Green Thumbs Massage is an herbal massage practice based in Winterset, Iowa, where therapeutic bodywork techniques are combined with gentle folk herbs that have been used for centuries (and often longer) to help the body relax, revive and renew itself.
Even though we can't explain it exactly, all gardeners know that plants have a mystical way of making us feel better. Simply sitting near a tree, listening to the grasses, can help us relax and somehow breathe easier. But many nature lovers aren't aware of the ways that bodywork can also be used to help us relax, minimize stress, relieve pain, recover from injury, increase joint mobility, and hopefully avoid the surgeries and long-term pain that can be caused by overly tight muscles.
Like many Iowans, I am enchanted by nature, and I have been dabbling in herbalism for years. When I decided to become a massage therapist, I knew that I could deepen the experience and healing potential of therapeutic massage by incorporating traditional medicinal plants, custom-selecting the right herbs for each individual client.
I offer both Swedish massage with traditional therapeutic herbs as well craniosacral therapy, a subtle form of bodywork designed to release tension patterns and support the nervous system.
The quickest way to reach me is by phone, 515.468.5533. Hours are by appointment.
Take care and be well!
— Brenda Fullick Wise, LMT