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Our Commitment to Your Safety Regarding COVID-19

Our Commitment to Your Safety Regarding COVID-19

At Integration Massage we are fully committed to our responsibility to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. As we navigate life with additional requirements and modify existing measures due to the coronavirus, please help us to support all of our clients by...

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We are OPEN!

We are OPEN!

We are open for appointments and ready to help you RELAX and DE-STRESS! Please know that we are taking every precaution to ensure a safe and healthy environment for you, our clients. We are leaving additional time between each appointment in order to allow us...

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Temporarily Closed due to COVID-19.

Temporarily Closed due to COVID-19.

We've temporarily postponed all appointments due to the "Stay at Home" orders as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. We hope to open the week of June 1. Until then, stay safe and wash your hands! View availability & make a reservation online. Available in any...

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We are GROWING!

We are GROWING!

We are GROWING! We've recently increased our studio size, going from two rooms to five, including a spacious couples massage room and our new prenatal massage. We're grateful to share our space with Shelley Bea Davis of Windswept Spa who brings...

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Announcing our new Prenatal Massage table

Announcing our new Prenatal Massage table

Integration Massage & Bodywork is excited to announce the addition of our brand new pregnancy/prenatal massage table now available at our Kill Devil Hills massage studio location. We selected the Athena table from Custom Craftworks because...

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Lymphedema – living with a disease no one understands.

Lymphedema – living with a disease no one understands.

My legs were bandaged up to my knees in 7 layers of gauze: What it’s like to have a disease no one understands I was seven months pregnant when a woman in a children’s toy store stopped me while I was browsing a few books. “I know what you have,” she said...

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Pathology of Stress (part 1)

Pathology of Stress (part 1)

Stressors may be either of physiological or psychological etiology (Lavallo, 1997; Upledger, 1987). Any threat to the homeostatic mechanisms of the body is considered a stressor (Lavallo, 1997). Physical stressors are events that directly challenge one’s...

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Pathology of Stress (part 2)

Pathology of Stress (part 2)

Central Nervous System In the brain, a potential stressor is first perceived in the thalamus which relays the sensory information via cortical projections to the pre-frontal cortex. In the pre-frontal cortex the implied stressor is given meaning and is...

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