Thursday, October 11, 2012

Portage Library to host Wellness Series massage program Oct. 11

HOUGHTON -- The Portage Lake District Library will host its monthly program in the Natural Health and Wellness series from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. TONIGHT, Thursday, Oct. 11.

Professional Massage Therapist Angel Janssen will present "Self Care for Pain Free Movement: Low Back." Participants will learn simple techniques that can be used to reduce pain, speed healing, and increase flexibility due to low back pain. These techniques can be done on the floor or on a bed. Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat or a blanket so they can learn and practice these moves on the floor. Those who are unable to work on the floor may watch the exercises and learn what to do at home.

Janssen is a licensed and nationally certified massage therapist in practice for over 20 years in Wisconsin, Arizona, and Michigan. She is a master level LaStone Therapist, a Reflexologist, and a 2nd Degree Reiki Practitioner. The focus of her massage practice is health maintenance, stress reduction, and pain relief with advanced training in aromatherapy, massage for people living with cancer, as well as massage for the medically frail. Janssen is the proprietor of Synergy Massage and Wellness.

The Natural Health and Wellness series is held on the second Thursday of each month. All library programs are free, and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit

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