Massage TherapyThe doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease – Thomas Edison
Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. People seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons – to reduce stress and anxiety, relax muscles, rehabilitate injuries, reduce pain, and promote overall health and wellness.
Relaxation vs. Rehabilitative
While there are several types of massage, two fundamental categories are:
- Relaxation massage – also known as Swedish massage; practiced in settings like spas, wellness centers and resorts
- Rehabilitative massage – also known as deep tissue, medical, therapeutic or clinical massage; practiced in many settings like clinics, hospitals and chiropractic offices
Which Type of Massage Is Best?
Before you can decide which type of massage is best for you, you need to ask yourself a question. Do you simply want a massage for relaxation and stress control? Or do you need symptom relief or help with a certain health condition? Before booking a massage, let our therapist know what you’re looking for. The therapist can customize your massage, depending on your age, condition, or any special needs or goals you have.
Types of Massages Available At Our Clinic
We have many types of massages available at our clinic in order to provide the best care possible for our patients. These include: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Therapeutic, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Sports, Prenatal, and Post-natal massages.
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Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy may help the body in many ways. Massage can relax muscle tissue which may lead to decreased nerve compression, increased joint space, and range of motion. This may lead to reduced pain and improved function.
Massage therapy may also improve circulation, which enhances the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscle cells and helps remove waste products. These circulatory effects of massage may have value in the treatment of some inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis or edema.
Massage therapy is also thought to induce a relaxation response, which lowers the heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure; boosts the immune system; and generally decreases the physical effects of stress.
These effects suggest that massage may be helpful for a wide range of conditions
- Relieves pain and discomfort
- Relaxes muscles
- Increases mobility
- Improves circulation
- Improves detoxification
- Promotes relaxation
Benefits of Massage Therapy:
Reduced use of pain killers associated with back pain
View massage as beneficial to health and wellness
Reduction in the stress hormone cortisol
- Decreases anxiety
- Improves quality of sleep
- Improves energy
- Improves concentration
- Reduces fatigue