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Benefits of Massage Therapy

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

Deep-tissue massage is a specific type of massage therapy that concentrates on the deep layers of muscle and fascia in the body; and recommended by many doctors as a treatment option. By using deep finger pressure and slow, firm strokes, deep tissue massage is used to treat a variety of physical ailments.


Benefits

1. Reduces Chronic Pain

The University of Maryland Medical Center reports that deep-tissue massage is more effective and affordable for relieving chronic pain than conventional medical remedies. Because deep-tissue massage increases the flow of blood through through the body, it helps reduce the inflammation that causes pain. Deep-tissue massage can also help alleviate muscle tension that is often a side effect of chronic pain by loosening the tight tissue clusters.

2. Improves Blood Pressure

Deep-tissue massage helps ease stress and tension, which can have a beneficial effect on blood pressure. People who had a deep-tissue massage saw their systolic pressure drop by an average of 10.4 mm Hg and their diastolic pressure drop an average 5.3 mm Hg, according to a study cited by the University of Maryland Medical Center. Deep-tissue massage can help increase the body’s production of serotonin, the hormone that promotes happiness and good feelings.

3. Breaks Up Scar Tissue

Over time, deep-tissue massage therapy can help break up and eventually erase scar tissue in the body. It does this by improving lymphatic circulation and drainage to improve flexibility and range of motion in the affected area. Scar tissue is often associated with ongoing pain and stiffness, so deep-tissue massage can improve these symptoms. Massage therapy is often recommended for people who are recovering from surgery.

4. Rehabilitates Injured Muscles

Deep-tissue massage can be an effective treatment for injured muscles. Because it facilitates the movement of toxins from the muscles and helps stretch tight or twisted muscle mass, deep-tissue massage can help promote healing. Because massage also helps relax muscles, it can reduce the pain caused by injuries, too. Deep-tissue massage is frequently used to rehabilitate sports injuries.

5. Stress Relief

For those people who suffer from chronic stress, and all of its various, possible side-effects like tension headaches, rigid shoulders and tight muscles; deep tissue massage can be a relief. During a session you can let it all go and give in to the healing. Once renewed and revitalized you’ll be able to face your challenges more equitably.


 FASCIAL RELASE/ CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

90 Minute Minimum per session. A gentle, noninvasive form of bodywork that addresses the bones of the head,spinal column and sacrum.

Cranial sacral therapy seeks to restore the natural position of the bones and can decrease stress from chronic injuries as well as provide relief from migraine headaches, neck and back pain, TMJ, and more.


SWEDISH MASSAGE

Relaxation massage focuses purely on stress reduction and relaxation. During a therapeutic session the therapist focuses on specific areas to alleviate symptoms of muscular dysfunction. Each massage is customized to meet the needs of our client. Essential oils are often used with no extra charge.


REFLEXOLOGY

A therapy for your feet. Much like a massage but customized to release reflex points. Releasing these points helps to stimulate nerve pathways throughout the whole entire body.


SPORT MASSAGE

Sports massage has grown in popularity and is now not the exclusive territory of elite athletes. Sports massage focuses on treating the soft tissues. The aim can be to aid recovery from training or injury or to warm up and cool down before a workout or competition. It isn’t a new speciality and the techniques used have been refined over the years by other manual therapists including physiotherapists, osteopaths and even doctors. However, these professionals don’t always have the required time to do targeted soft-tissue work and this is where a massage therapist is useful.

Massage techniques include effleurage (warming-up, relaxation and preparation for deeper work), kneading, compressions, longitudinal and cross-fibre friction and tapotement (cupping or slapping for stimulation). A therapist may also use other soft tissue techniques such as stretching, myofascial release and soft-tissue release, which are designed to increase mobility and range.


 

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