Lia "Magic Hands" Angelini, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Lia graduated from massage school in 1998 and opened her first practice in 2002 in Saco, Maine. She finds immeasurable satisfaction in helping people relieve chronic and acute pain, experience stress relief and go on the mini-vacation that is massage therapy. After graduating from The University of Connecticut, Lia volunteered and traveled with Americorps*NCCC and then settled in the Rockies for a few years. While living in Utah, she discovered the Utah College of Massage Therapy and began her journey into natural healing... read more
Her belief in the body’s ability to heal itself when given the best tools has been proven over and over with her clients throughout the years. Over the last 20 years, Lia has been extremely lucky to have brought the power of relaxation, stress relief, individualized care and non-invasive pain relief to her beloved clients and her community.
Through education and outreach Lia hopes to guide her clients toward total health and personal empowerment. She loves to answer questions and help her clients riddled out what may be causing chronic pain and discomfort. Through years of practice, Lia has developed an uncanny ability to find the problem spots and make them disappear. One of her favorite comments to hear from her clients is: "How do you always know exactly where it hurts?"
Lia is licensed by the State of Maine and professionally insured by Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. You will truly be in good hands—magic hands—with Lia!
Sienna is Lia's incredibly sweet, 13 year-old Alaskan Husky who loves to come to work with her and greet all of Lia's wonderful clients. She likes to say hi, get some lovin', and then spends the rest of your session sleeping quietly on her bed. Sometimes Lia thinks people come just to see Sienna, not her! If dogs make you nervous, or if you are allergic, please let Lia know when you make your appointment.
- Low Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Hip Pain
- Muscle Cramps
- Tight Muscles
- Joint Pain
- Jaw Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Pain
- Frozen Shoulder Syndrome
- Tennis Elbow
- Range of Motion
- Sinus Pain
- Stress Relief
- Immune Function
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Whether you need Swedish Massage for relaxation and stress relief or Deep Tissue Massage and Trigger Point Therapy, Lia can help you get on the road to feeling good!
What can I expect during a massage session at Angelini Massage?
Before your first session, you will be asked to fill out a basic intake form so that your massage therapist has a complete understanding of your medical history, the reasons for your visit and your areas of discomfort and concern.
Once you have met with your therapist, she will step out of the room so you may undress to your comfort level before getting under the sheets on the warmed massage table. You will be covered by a sheet and blanket during the session and only the area of the body being massaged will be uncovered.
The treatment style will depend on your goals for the session, but should always involve honest communication between you and your therapist—our deepest concern is your safety and your comfort with the level of pressure. Once the session begins, you will experience the best results if you relax into the work, communicating with your therapist about pressure and comfort. The deepest relaxation and healing occur when you practice quiet, internal reflection. Take this opportunity to make one whole hour about you!
What should I expect after my massage?
After the session, you should drink extra water, especially over the next few days, and follow any advice that your therapist may suggest—such as stretching and icing—as this will greatly enhance your results. While most people experience instant relief from symptoms it is not uncommon to experience soreness and tightening of your muscles following the treatment. If this occurs, drink water, stretch and apply hot or cold therapy and your body will loosen up after 12 to 24 hours. You may experience sore muscles, temporary reddening of the skin (enhanced blood flow) and total relaxation!
How do you become a massage therapist?
Professional massage therapists attend an accredited school or college that instructs them with the knowledge and practice required to skillfully address anatomy, physiology, ethics and application as it applies to massage therapy. After schooling they must be licensed according to the rules of the state in which they will be practicing and become professionally insured.
What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy, or therapeutic massage is a hands-on solution to muscle pain and tension, stress and anxiety. The basic principle of massage is that tension and dysfunction in our muscles create pain and structural issues within our body. This can cause chronic pain, decreased range of motion, sleepless nights and general unhappiness. Massage therapy addresses these imbalances through gentle and effective touch from highly trained, educated and licensed massage therapists.
Massage benefits the nervous system which enhances the body’s ability to relax, cope with stress and achieve restful sleep. The effects of massage can be sedative by lowering your blood pressure and encouraging relaxation, or stimulating by improving circulation and elevating your mood.
There are many forms and styles of massage therapy such as Swedish Massage and Deep Tissue Massage. Here at Angelini Massage we utilize the relaxing effects of Swedish Massage but rely on Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular Re-education to address deep tension and spasm.