Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues to gain a therapeutic response. Soft tissues include muscle, skin, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments. Massage therapy provides an alternative health option to help alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with every day and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain syndromes. Massage can accelerate the rate of recovery and is a powerful adjunct in the treatment of both long-standing and acute injuries. Remedial massage is currently the most common form of therapy practiced.
Although a single massage treatment will be enjoyable, the effects of massage are cumulative and a course of massage treatments will bring the most benefits. Regular massage strengthens and tones the body, reducing excess tension which can result in structural weaknesses. Massage can stimulate or calm the nervous system – depending upon what is required by the individual – and thus help reduce fatigue, leaving the receiver with a feeling of replenished energy. At its best, massage has the potentials to restore the individual physically, mentally and spiritually.
Massage therapy has a therapeutic effect on the body and improves health and your well being by acting on the muscular, joints, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained, as well as improved. Also, physical dysfunction and pain can be relieved or prevented through the use of massage therapy.
Our massage therapy is concerned with helping you increase your health potential. One therapeutic massage treatment can help you increase your body awareness focusing on increasing circulation, range of motion and flexibility. Having an awareness of one’s own self is the first step to health and wellness.