Massage Therapy

What is Massage Therapy?

 

Massage Therapists use long, smooth strokes, kneading and other movements focused on superficial layers of muscle using massage oil or lotion.

 

How Does Massage Therapy Work?

 

Massage Therapy improves circulation by bringing oxygen and other nutrients to body tissues. It relieves muscle tension and pain, increases flexibility and mobility, and helps clear lactic acid and other waste, which reduces pain and stiffness in muscles and joints.

 

We offer the following types of massage:

 

Relaxation Massage – a gentle massage that uses smooth, gliding strokes. The primary purpose will be to help you relax, and the Massage Therapist will move at a slower pace and use light pressure. During the Massage there is less emphasis on working out knots in the muscle tissue and the Therapist won’t push your pain limits in order to get the muscle to release. Sometimes people even fall asleep during a relaxation massage.

 

Sports – originally developed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function well during training. Sports massage emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons. But you don’t have to be in the Olympics to benefit from sports massage. Sports massage is also good for people with injuries, chronic pain or restricted range of motion. The Massage Therapist generally concentrates on a specific problem area.

 

Deep Tissue – a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Normal Massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots.

 

Pregnancy – Massage during pregnancy differs from a regular massage in a couple of ways. The biggest way it differs is that the person receiving the massage is pregnant, and therefore knowledge of pregnancy and the anatomy of a pregnant woman are very important. This means that positioning during a massage is critical to the safety and well-being of both the mother and the baby she is carrying. There are also parts of the body that should not be massaged.

 

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Why Do People Get Massage Therapy?
People get Massage Therapy for relaxation or for a variety of health conditions:
-Back pain
-Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis
-Stress relief and stress-related conditions
-Headaches and migraines
-Muscle and related conditions such as strains and sprains
-Circulatory and respiratory problems
-Post-injury and post surgical rehabilitation
-Massage Therapy relieves stress