Massage can be defined as the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for therapeutic purposes. Massage is used to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function and relieve pain.
Massage is a healing art which melts away stress and tension, relieving associated headaches and muscular spasms, aches and pains. Massage also aids in the healing process from injury or over-use, and is an excellent form of preventive health care and raises immune system efficiency.
BENEFITS OF MASSAGE
- Stretches superficial tissue
- Assists lymphatic drainage and venous flow
- Allows increased ease of spinal manipulation
- Helps to break up and loosen scar tissue
- Help reduce certain types of edema
- Stimulates the sensory receptors (nerves) of the skin and deeper tissue
Massage Therapy is Recommended For:
- Relief of chronic stress /tension
- Relief of pain/spasm
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Sprains/strains/athletic injuries
- Pregnancy discomforts/post partum
- Postural disorders/muscle rehabilitation
- Lymphatic drainage
- Improved circulation
Our team of professional licensed massage therapist (LMT) always respects the modesty, comfort, needs and limitations of the client throughout each treatment. In addition, our LMT’s encourage feedback at the beginning, during, and after the massage to best meet the client’s goals.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF MASSAGE
Deep Tissue: Releases the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contacted areas, either following or going across the grain of muscles, tendons and fascia. It is called deep tissue, because it also focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue.
Myofasical Release and Trigger Point Therapy: These techniques are often used together.
Myofasical Release is a form of muscle tissue manipulation that is used to release tension in the fascia. The technique of using long stretching strokes, release muscular tension and helps diminish myofasical toxic waste products and trigger points occurring in muscles which have held the spasm for a prolonged period of time.
Trigger Point Therapy is also known as Neuromuscular Therapy or Myotherapy. “Trigger Points” are painful irritated areas of spasm and pain in muscles. Pressure to trigger points can restore normal muscle function, allowing the muscle to relax and lengthen. By relaxing the muscle, it is now able to move in coordination with the muscle group.
Reflexology: Massage based around a system of points in the hands and feet thought to correspond to all areas of the body.
Shiatsu / Acupressure: Oriental based systems of finger-pressure which treat special points along acupuncture “meridians” (the invisible channels of energy that flow through the body).
Sports Massage: Massage therapy focusing on muscle systems relevant to a particular sport.
Swedish Massage: A system of long strokes, kneading and friction techniques on the more superficial layers of the muscles, combined with active and passive movement to the joints.
Massage Establishment License Number – MM13539