Massage therapy is one of the oldest modalities of natural medicine and pain management. Using different manipulative techniques, therapists move the muscles and soft tissue to promote relaxation and healing. Therapeutic massage is often recommended as part of a regular program for one’s health, wellness and athletic training. It increases blood supply, oxygen and nutrients to your muscles, joints and vital organs and improves circulation throughout the body. This helps to reduce muscle spasms and cramping which enhances recovery from exertion and fatigue.
Regular massage therapy helps to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with stiff joints, neck pain, sciatica, muscle tension and headaches. Massage therapy helps to achieve greater range of motion and can help lower blood pressure, mental and physical stress and reduce post-surgical adhesions and swelling.
- Deep Tissue Massage promotes releasing of chronic muscle tension, and the healing of old and new injuries. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints). This massage technique combines a customized, bull-body massage with warming and cooling thermal products to provide deep muscle pain relief from injuries and chronic conditions. Deep tissue massage is ideal for anyone who suffers from chronic pain or limited mobility due to athletic training, repetitive movements and overuse.
- Swedish Massage (Full Body Relaxation): As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage is to relax the entire body and mind. This is accomplished by massaging the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
- Sports Massage therapy is geared towards athletes of every kind. This technique focuses on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements. Sports massage therapy can be used as a means to enhance pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training or after an event. Sports Massage will help to promote flexibility, reduce fatigue, improve endurance, prevent injuries and prepares the body and mind for optimal performance. Sports massage once or twice a week will be a great addition to an athlete’s regimen.
- Trigger Point massage is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. In this type of massage the recipient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort. The results and benefits of trigger point massage are releasing constricted areas in the muscles thus alleviating pain. Receiving trigger point therapy on a regular basis can help naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.