Who is it for?
Massage can be helpful after injury or surgery. Muscle tissue that has suffered injury heals more quickly with less connective tissue build-up and scarring when therapeutic massage is applied regularly. Massage can release fascial restrictions and reduce the thickening of connective tissue allowing more flexibility, easier pain-free movements, improved posture.
Anyone suffering discomfort or pain resulting in limited use of a limb, due to tissue injury, inflammation, muscle tension or strain, will benefit from Massage.
Many of us have stress in our lives. This could be job related, family members declining health, financial stress or any other stress that causes muscles to tighten and become painful. Massage can help with anything from headaches, stiff neck and shoulders to sciatic pain and plantar fasciitis.
Where does it happen?
A massage can be given in an open, public area or in the privacy of a quiet room. It depends on the type of massage. Seated massage is given while fully dressed and can be done anywhere. A Swedish, or table, massage is usually done in a private room because the client usually undresses for this massage, although the client is fully covered at all times for modesty(except for the area being massaged).
What is it?
Massage Therapy is defined as the systematic manual or mechanical manipulation of the soft tissue of the body using movements such as rubbing, kneading, pressing, rolling or taping for therapeutic benefits such as increasing circulation of the blood and lymph, relaxation of muscles, relief from pain and metabolic rebalancing with or without the use of oils, gels or creams.
Massage has been a big part of medicine for many thousands of years, even in the Western Medical Traditions. It is one of the earliest practices of humankind and is of the most natural and instinctive means of relieving pain and discomfort. When a person has sore, aching muscles, abdominal pain, or a headache, it is a natural and instinctive impulse to touch, press and rub that area of the body to obtain relief.
What are the benefits?
Massage Therapy increases metabolism, hastens healing, relaxes and refreshes the muscles, and improves the functions of the lymphatic system. It helps prevent and relieve muscle cramps and spasms and improves circulation of blood and lymph, thereby improving the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the cells as it enhances the removal of metabolic wastes.
Massage is effective in pain management in conditions such as arthritis, neuritis, neuralgia, labor and delivery, whiplash, muscular lesions, sciatica, headache, muscle spasms and much more.
Massage also relieves fatigue, reduces tension and anxiety, calms the nervous system and promotes a sense of relaxation and renewed energy.