MIND

Maria Hill, LVN, LMT

BODY

Although massages are not a replacement for treatments such as talking therapy or medication, research suggests they may work well as an additional complementary therapy. Multiple studies suggest regular massage may help to improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, while encouraging relaxation.

Available on Tues & Thurs

Introductory $85

$100 per 50 minute session

Appointment required by calling Prevail Counseling's

front desk 936-443-9629 or email conroe@pbhwc.com

Mental Health Massage

at Prevail Counseling

Improved Sleep
Getting plenty of regular sleep is an essential part of any wellness routine. Without it, we are more susceptible to a range of physical and mental problems. While workplace massage isn’t designed to send you off to dreamland on the spot, the effects of increased blood circulation, lowered heart rate, and relaxed muscles can help you sleep more easily - and for longer - when you do hit the hay.
 
Relieve Symptoms of Depression
Researchers analyzed 17 clinical studies to see if massage therapy can help ease symptoms of depression. They found that every single study had positive results in relieving some of the symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Please note: If you do suffer from depression or need help to talk to someone, massage is part of the arsenal in helping you but will never replace professional help and advice. Please ask for help.
 
Promote feelings of wellbeing and connection
Oxytocin is known as the “love” or “cuddle” hormone. When people connect physically, touch, hug, or bond, oxytocin is released, promoting deep feelings of wellbeing, ease, and comfort.
The expert touch of a massage superhero can get that hormone flowing in a safe and non-offensive way, as we massage over the clothes.
 
Lowered Stress Levels
Cortisol is the “stress” hormone. When this is running wild, we feel exhausted, anxious, and tense. Prolonged stress and elevated cortisol levels can lead to a host of other problems. Massage has been proven to reduce cortisol levels by as much as 30 percent. This then supports your body to battle anxiety naturally.
 
Feel Fresh and Energized
Living with any mental illness is draining and exhausting. It can feel impossible to even drag yourself out of bed in the morning, let alone work with a clear head. Because massage improves circulation, you can feel more energized and focused, dispelling those feelings of fatigue and lethargy.
 
Naturally Increase Serotonin and Dopamine
Many antidepressants work by boosting low levels of serotonin in the brain (the “happy” neurotransmitter.) Scientists have discovered that massage can boost both serotonin and dopamine by about 30 percent, giving us a natural mood boost.
 
Calm Your Mind
Along with the physical changes that massage can cause, the simple act of taking a break from your workload, even for 15 minutes, can help reset your brain and let you take some deep breaths. The opportunity to step away from your desk can help give you perspective, so you return to your tasks with a fresh mind and body.
 
Mental Health
It is important to take a holistic approach to mental health. There is no one-stop solution or magical pill that can instantly make everything better. But learning to slow down, take care of ourselves, and find balance is a great beginning. Regular massage, as part of a well-rounded health and wellness focus, can make a world of difference. 

SPIRIT

Prevail Assessment & Wellness, P.C.

Prevail Counseling & Forensic Mental Health Consulting, P.C.

Prevail ​Behavioral Health

& Wellness Center

With integrated, traditional and holistic perspectives in health and wellness, Maria knows the best of both worlds working as a Licensed Vocational Nurse and Licensed Massage Therapist.  Her passion is to nurture and encourage clients towards their own personal insights and provide self-help tool along the way.


She has helped several clients, children and adults with:

Depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, trauma, PTSD, ADHD, Autism, mood disorders, eating disorders, sleep issues, and life adjustment.  


Working with your therapist, she utilizes an eclectic blend of therapeutic modalities tailored to each individual client.   Massage is complementary to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and work together by giving you the real life body work to practice the cognitive coping skills explored in therapy... deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, self-monitoring, behavioral activation, cognitive restructuring, setting and managing goals, compartmentalization, positive imagery, positive self talk, thought stoppage, and radical acceptance.  


She has a deep awareness and respect for the interplay and connection between mind and body.  She sees the opportunity to work with each client as a privilege in helping you work towards self awareness and health.

Scheduling a regular massage into your month can help transform your body, mind, and productivity. Here’s why...