From injury rehabilitation and stress release to overall wellness, massage therapy is more than just relaxation.
You may think of a massage as a great solution when you are stressed out. But massage therapy is a lot more than that. Massage therapy can be extremely powerful in the treatment of a wide range of today’s health problems – from sprains and strains to sciatica, and everything in between. Our registered massage therapists are all trained to provide healing therapy for conditions that include, headaches, poor circulation, sports injuries, chronic and acute pain, the discomfort of pregnancy and much more.
Although massage therapy affects the body as a whole, it particularly influences the activity of the musculoskeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, and nervous systems. Massage has been practiced as a healing therapy for centuries in nearly every culture around the world.
WHAT IS MASSAGE THERAPY?
Massage is a manual therapy that manipulates the soft tissues to soothe, heal, and decrease muscle tension, pain, and stress. It has a therapeutic affect and improves overall health by acting directly on the muscular, nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic (immune) systems. Massage techniques range from traditional Swedish to pressure point and lymphatic drainage to:
- Release pain
- Reduce swelling and blood pressure
- Enhance respiratory function and mobility of joints, and
- Alleviate emotional, physical and mental tension.
WHO NEEDS MASSAGE THERAPY?
Consult with a massage therapist if you have:
- Pre- and post-natal pain or discomfort
- Lower back pain or strain in your muscles or joints
- Sports injury strains, sprains or soreness
- Back, shoulder or neck pain
- Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendonitis
- Anxiety or depression
- Headaches and migraines
- Muscle-related conditions such as spasms, strains and sprains
- Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
Reflexology is a therapeutic method of relieving pain by stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet. This controlled pressure alleviates the source of the discomfort. In the absence of any particular malady or abnormality, reflexology may be as effective for promoting good health and for preventing illness as it may be for relieving symptoms of stress, injury and illness.
Reflexologists work from maps of predefined pressure points that are located on the hands and feet. These pressure points are reputed to connect directly through the nervous system and affect the bodily organs and glands. The reflexologist manipulates the pressure points according to specific techniques of reflexology therapy. By means of this touching therapy, any part of the body that is the source of pain, illness, or potential debility can be strengthened through the application of pressure at the respective foot location.