What is Massage Therapy?


Massage Therapy is a means to increase feelings of well being and relaxation as well as aid in the body's natural regenerative ability. It functions to promote healing and maintain health. A Massage Therapy treatment, through manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, affects the circulatory, muscular and nervous systems. This in turn affects all the systems of the body to restore balance and vitality to the whole person.


What are the benefits of Massage Therapy?

Swedish and deep tissue massage therapy techniques are effective tools in the control of pain (chronic or acute) as well as in the reduction of the effects of stress. It can be used in the treatment of sprains and strains, tendinitis, overuse injuries to muscles and joints, arthritis, whiplash, headaches, respiratory conditions as well as other conditions.


Massage can also have preventative benefits for the body. Muscles become more relaxed and flexible. Circulation is increased leading to better tissue health and diminishing the chances of injury or dysfunction.


With Massage Therapy as part of your health program, awareness of the body is increased and management of tension and stress become easier


What are the Benefits of Massage Therapy during illness?


  • Relief of symptoms caused by surgery, radiation and chemotherapy
  • Pain reduction and control
  • Improved quality of scarring, reduction of discomforts associated with scarring
  • Improved mobility, lessening of secondary muscular-skeletal effects
  • Relaxation and reduction of stress and anxiety, with a variety of potential related benefits to healing and immune functions.

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