GardenWalk Massage Therapy November News

“Fall” into bliss with a massage…

Summer has come to a close and we’re well into autumn here in St. Louis. While taking care of oneself should always be a priority, summertime doesn’t always afford us the opportunity to slow down and nurture our souls. After busy summer months, now is the time to appreciate the beautiful days as they get shorter and the weather as it gets more crisp. Now is the perfect time to slow down, wind down, and enjoy the many benefits of massage.

Besides being relaxing and decreasing anxiety, massage lowers your blood pressure, increases circulation, improves recovery from injury, helps you sleep better and increases your concentration. It reduces fatigue and gives you more energy to handle stressful situations.

Massage also stimulates the lymph system, the body’s natural defense system against toxic invaders. The lymph system is vital in fighting off infection and in draining out “bad” fluids from the body, acting as a kind of cleanser that reaches almost every cell in the body. However, unlike most other body systems, there is no “pump” (such as the heart) that pushes the fluid around. Instead, the lymphatic system depends on body movements, breathing and manual manipulation. Massage is one of the best natural ways to stimulate the lymph system, which helps boost your immune system during the fall and winter months.

Massage is much more than a luxury; it’s an essential part of a healthy life as you move through the changing seasons. Regular massages through the fall and holiday season can help you stay well and keep stress at bay so you can be your best and enjoy all the seasons have to offer. And scheduling your appointments ahead of time will ensure that you take those few needed hours just for you, to refocus and rejuvenate. Call us anytime at 314-588-8266 to reserve your appointment times.

GardenWalk Expands Wellness Offering with Acupuncture!

As of November 1, Danielle Elder, licensed acupuncturist, has moved her practice to GardenWalk. This ancient (about 4000 years old) medicine is an effective, natural healing method that can provide great results for all kinds of maladies and pains, from traumatic injury to arthritis to digestive disorders and menopause. Please call us to learn whether acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine might help with your condition.

Danielle graduated from the University of Oregon with a BS in Chemistry and Biology. She received her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Danielle completed advanced training at the Nan Jing University for Traditional Chinese Medicine and Jiang Su Province Hospital. She is a Missouri State Licensed acupuncturist, and is Nationally Board Certified by the National Certification Committee for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).


lafayette square homesOpen House Sunday, December 11, 10am – 5pm.

As a part of the Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour, GardenWalk will host an open house on Sunday, Dec. 11, to include hot tea, homemade brownie bites, and a chance for all who stop in to win a free massage. Whether or not you go on the house tour, feel free to stop by, say hi, and meet our team.



Holiday Boutique Shopping, Sunday, December 4 at the S.M.A.R.T. Studio

Celebrate the holiday season with us at the SMART Studio, 2266 South Compton Avenue (at Shenandoah), St. Louis, MO 63104. Stop by between 11:00am and 1:30pm for champagne, cheese, fruit and other goodies, plus lots of holiday cheer. Purchase specialty massage gift certificates, personal training and fitness gifts, jewelry and other unique items in a stress-free environment. Hope to see you there!


Up to Date…?

Haven’t been to our website in a while? Take a visit to http://www.gardenwalkmassagetherapy.comand get acquainted with our current offerings and team of therapists. There’s a lot going on at GardenWalk, from Women’s Care massage to Thai Body Therapy, to Muscle Activation Technique treatment, and Trauma Touch Therapy. We’re offering a wide array of healing bodywork to help with all sorts of needs. And of course, we still specialize in holistic massage for pain-relief, rejuvenation, and overall wellness care.

Please feel free to email us at or call 314-588-8266 with questions. We’ll do our best to match you with the therapist and type of bodywork that best meet your needs.

From Lisa Young, Licensed Massage Therapist and Owner, and all your wellness practitioners at GardenWalk,

Best wishes for a healthy and abundant fall season!