Massage is a form of manual therapy that refers to pressing, rubbing and/or manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage may range from light stroking to deep targeted pressure. There are many different types of massage, and most sessions will use several styles including, but not limited to:
How does the massage work
Please note that these are summaries of specific styles, however, it is rare that a session will contain only a single style. All sessions are designed around the client’s specific needs and requests. Each session is a little different as we aim to cater to your goals, as well as what your body is asking for.
Massage therapy relaxes muscle tissue, which reduces painful contractions and spasms. Massage can also reduce nerve compression. To understand this, consider that when muscles are contracted, they sometimes compress the nerves around them.
There are several benefits to receiving a massage.
Some studied and proven benefits include but are
not limited to:
- Relieving stress
- Reducing anxiety
- Reducing low-back pain
- Reducing neck pain
- Help fibromyalgia pain
- Reduce muscle tension
- Relieve tension headaches
- Decrease migraine frequency
- Increase range of motion
- Improve cardiovascular health
- Reduce pain of osteoarthritis
- Decrease stress in cancer patients
- Decrease symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Despite its many benefits, massage is not a
replacement for regular medical care.
Let your doctor know you’re trying massage
and be sure to follow any standard
treatment plans you have.
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