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Balanced Energy Massage


Servicing the western North Carolina areas of

Cashiers, Sapphire, Lake Toxaway, Highlands, Glenville and Brevard


Balancing the mind, body, and soul through holistic

Therapeutic Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, CranioSacral & Reiki.



What is Massage Therapy?       


Essentially, Massage Therapy is the intentional and systematic  manipulation of soft-tissue for the purpose of enhancing or maintaining health within and among the various systems of the body while the body is at rest and the mind is letting go.


Massage Therapy at Balanced Energy in Cashiers, NCTherapeutic massage helps restore balance, and brings the body back to normal by enhancing the relaxation response.  Massage also relieves many of the mental and physical problems caused by prolonged stress.  Swedish Massage is characterized by the familiar long strokes, as well as, kneading, vibration, friction and percussion techniques.  Joint movements and stretching are commonly performed as part of the massage.


A massage session is determined largely by the needs of the client.  Length of service can range from 30 minutes to two hours, and may focus on either a specific symptom or body area or incorporate the full body. These sessions are generally wellness oriented and aim to improve circulation, relax the muscles, improve joint mobility, induce general relaxation, promote healthy skin and create a general sense of well-being.  Clients are usually treated while resting on a massage table or seated in a chair.


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The Many Benefits & Applications of Therapeutic Massage

Most importantly, it feels great!


Enhances General Health

However, massage goes far beyond feeling good. Therapeutic Massage stretches and loosens muscles and other tissue. This manipulation of tissue leaves a sensation of complete relaxation. Massage increases circulation, improves blood flow and stimulates the movement of lymph fluid. This increase speeds the removal of toxic waste products and allows nutrient rich, fresh clean blood and oxygen to reach all the cells of the body. The enhancement of waste removal lessens the chance of toxic build up, ("knots") which can become  a permanent adhesion and cause tremendous discomfort and possible disease.  Therapeutic massage can be an important component of your health maintenance or wellness plan. It helps keep the body and mind functioning optimally.  Massage sessions help to reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress. Therapeutic Massage can help you to sleep better, reduce your anxiety, and create an overall sense of good health.

  • Promotes well nourished and healthy skin

  • Improves circulation of blood and lymph

  • Relaxes muscles and improves joint mobility

  • Encourages general relaxation & improves energy flow

  • Improves immune system functioning


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    Alleviates Problem Conditions

    Therapeutic massage can help relieve certain common physical problems, and help bring the body back to optimal functioning.

  • General muscular tension and aches

  • Tension headaches

  • Muscular back pain

  • Poor circulation

  • Stress and anxiety

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    Supports your fitness or sports program

    Therapeutic massage can be an important adjunct to a fitness or sports program, helping you performance goals with minimum injury and pain.  Massage addresses specific sports related injuries, and injuries sustained from everyday activity.  

  • Relieves tired and sore muscles

  • Helps improve flexibility

  • Reduces anxiety of athletic competition

  • Speeds recovery from strenuous physical exertion and/or injury

  • Relaxes tight muscles

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    Combats the negative effects of aging

    Therapeutic massage is effective in combating the negative effects of aging noticed in the middle to late years of life.  Massage can help release chronic muscular tension and pain by improving circulation and increasing  joint flexibility.

  • It helps keep body tissues and basic functions in a more youthful state.

  • Enhances tissue elasticity and joint flexibility

  • Improves blood and lymph circulation

  • Promotes healthy vibrant skin

  • Improves immune system functioning

  • Relieves muscle aches and stiffness.

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    Relieves the effects of stress

    Therapeutic massage helps balance the effects of stress in our lives and helps to avoid stress-related disease and dysfunction.  In fact, it's this capacity to reduce stress that is leading an increasing number of people to include massage as part of their wellness routines.

  • Triggers the Relaxation Response

  • Relaxes tense muscles

  • Reduces anxiety level

  • Normalizes blocked energy flow

  • Improves immune system functioning

  • Restores a calm mind and feeling of wellbeing

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    Special Cases

    Therapeutic massage can help in certain temporary or long term situations, which cause unique physical and mental challenges.

  • For mothers-to-be during pregnancy

  • For infants, especially premature and other developmentally challenged babies.

  • For the disabled, especially those in wheel chairs and others with challenging orthopedic conditions

  • For the elderly


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    Compliments Other Health Care

    Therapeutic massage is frequently used to enhance the beneficial effects of other types of health care.


  • Physical and Occupational Therapy

  • Post Surgical Patients

  • Chiropractic

  • Medical Patients

  • Psychotherapy


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    There are situations in which caution should be taken when receiving therapeutic massage.  It is generally agreed upon that persons with uncontrolled high blood pressure, heart disease, recent surgery or fractures, phlebitis, fever, and other problem conditions should consult their physicians for any restrictions before receiving a massage.  In some cases, limited restrictions apply, and in rare cases, massage should be avoided altogether. If in doubt, check with your doctor.


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    Gift Certificates are available and make a wonderful gift for birthdays, Anniversaries, the Holidays, or "Just Because" for that someone special in your life.



    Balanced Energy Massage Locations in the western North Carolina Area:

    Cashiers, NC - Cashiers Chiropractic & Acupuncture, 130 US-64 E, 2nd Floor, Cashiers, NC 28717 (Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays only) - please call (828) 743-9070 to schedule here

    Lake Toxaway, NC - Please call 214-668-5620 for directions


    Outcalls are also available to the areas of

    Cashiers, Sapphire, Lake Toxaway, Glenville and Brevard - Please add a $30 per visit Service Fee





    Nancy M. Caponi

    Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist (NC #13620)

    Certified Neuromuscular Therapist (NMT)

    Certified Orthopedic Massage Therapist (OMT)

    Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist (ESMT)




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