April Pilz, LMT
Though there are many reasons for chronic pain, its effects on quality of life are universal: constant pain, stiffness, fatigue, lack of quality sleep, frequent headaches, digestive disorders and depression.
Massage therapy can be a very effective part of a comprehensive pain management plan. The boost of serotonin that occurs during massage eases pain, and the increased circulation in chronically inflamed tissue improves muscle function. The heart rate and breathing slow down, allowing the body to move out of the sympathetic nervous system (the “fight or flight”) and into the parasympathetic nervous system (the “rest and digest”). Consistent massage has been proven to help clients with fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain syndrome, migraine headaches and orthopedic injuries experience less pain and better restorative sleep.
And the best part? It’s all natural and drug-free. The only known side effect is feeling better.
April Pilz has been practicing professional massage therapy in the Lehigh Valley since 2001. She studied Integrated Massage Therapy at Lehigh Valley Healing Arts Academy and continues to study new modalities and refine her skills every year.
She specializes in the treatment of chronic pain caused by ongoing health conditions such as fibromyalgia and injuries caused by repetitive strain or trauma.
April is a member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) and holds a current Massage Therapy License in Pennsylvania.
April Pilz, LMT has partnered with 4Directions Counseling in the 701 Medical Arts Building in West Bethlehem. Clients are welcomed into a peaceful, healing space to take a break from the pace of everyday life. The temperature, music and lighting are adjusted to the client's comfort and proper draping is always used.
Integrated Massage Therapy Description:
A combination of techniques custom tailored to address the client's specific needs. Integrated Massage Therapy typically includes Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy to both relax the entire body while also targeting areas that require more attention.
Integrated Massage Therapy Prices:
30 minutes $50
60 minutes $80
90 minutes $110
Head and Neck Massage Prices:
30 minutes $50
60 minutes $80
Prepaid package prices:
Five for 30 minutes $225
Five for 60 minutes $375
Five for 90 minutes $525
Ten for 60 minutes $700
Ten for 90 minutes $1000
"Years of working in an office environment has taken its toll on my neck and back muscles. I've found April's experienced and excellent treatment to be the perfect answer to my ongoing issue. I can't recommend her enough!"
"April is the finest massage therapist I have ever met. I have been going to her for so many years and can't imagine what my body would feel like if I wouldn't get my every other week massage. April knows every sore spot on my body without my telling her. She has the most amazing hands."
"As an endurance athlete, I know my body well. I only trust it to the best, and that's why I've worked with April for seven years. Her professional, knowledgeable and personalized approach leaves me with no hesitation in having her get me ready for my events. As a member of my support team, April was undoubtedly a major reasonwhy I was able to complete the Race Across America coast to coast bicycle race in 2011 in 12 days. I highly recommend April with no reservations!!!"