Serenity Trauma Healing Center


Massage is about more than just a “day at the spa” or a way to relax. It can be a helpful and healthful experience for anyone who has been through a traumatic event. At Serenity Trauma Healing Center, we provide massage therapy services in Malibu, CA, that can have a range of psychological and physical health benefits.

According to the American Massage Therapy Association, a growing body of research supports the health benefits of massage therapy for conditions such as anxiety disorders, stress, fibromyalgia, headaches, myofascial pain syndrome, soft tissue strains and injuries, low-back pain, and more. Adding massage to your health and wellness routine can greatly improve your overall physical comfort, reduce stress, enhance relaxation, and soothe the nervous system.

Therapeutic Massage for Traumatic Events

Massage therapy treatment can aid in your overall treatment plan after you’ve experienced a traumatic event in your life. There are many physical and emotional benefits of massage therapy in general, including:

  • Improved circulation
  • Improved flexibility
  • Increased joint mobility
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Reduced depression
  • Removal of toxins
  • Reduced muscle tension
  • Lower stress hormone levels
  • Pain relief

When you’ve been through a traumatic event, therapeutic massage has many other benefits that can help you to deal with some of the symptoms. Many people who experience stress, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or anxiety after trauma experience a range of problems that leave them feeling fatigued, or they may develop physical pain, nausea, or headaches.

How Can Massage Therapy Treatment Help with Mental Health?

One of the biggest benefits of massage therapy is that it can help to reduce stress. That’s why you see so many people getting massages in a spa. Massage therapy is a bit different, but the overall concept is the same. If you struggle with anxiety or feel overwhelmed with stress due to experiencing a traumatic event, massage can be an effective treatment to reduce your stress levels and bring you into a state of calm.

It also helps to improve your sleep and give you more energy. Many people with PTSD have trouble sleeping. Nights can be plagued with thoughts, flashbacks, and bad dreams. Regularly taking part in massage therapy can help to make you so relaxed that you can sleep through the night and wake up feeling well-rested.

Making the Most of Massage Therapy Treatment

You don’t have to deal with stress, anxiety, and fatigue on your own. Our practitioners specialize in various massage techniques depending on your level of trauma and medical condition. During your massage session, communicate with your massage therapist about how you are feeling; they can adjust their technique if you don’t start feeling calm and relaxed. Massage can also be offered in addition to other services, such as behavioral therapy, group therapy, acupuncture, neurofeedback, and Brainspotting, just to name a few.

Award-Winning Treatment

The high-quality care offered by Dr. Joanne Mednick and our staff has been recognized by many awards, including the Pacific Palisades Award in 2017 and 2018. Dr. Mednick received the 2015/2016 Professional Woman of the Year Award. She has also been honored as a Hero in Recovery and is a recipient of Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Woman of Distinction Award. Our facility is just as renowned for therapeutic massage as it is for our extensive range of therapy services, representing the high-quality care we provide.

Contact Serenity Trauma Healing Center

If you’re in the Malibu, California area and tired of letting the effects of a traumatic event impact you, contact Serenity Trauma Healing Center today to see how our services can benefit you. We are state- and JCAHO-certified, so you can be confident in our healthcare expertise and commitment to excellence. If you are ready to start healing and participate in our massage and other personalized therapy services, contact us online or call our office at 310-310-9249.