What is Massage Therapy?
Massage is a hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, including muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints.
Massage therapy treatment aims to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical functioning, relieve or prevent physical dysfunction and pain as well as enhance the well being of the client.
Massage treatments have a direct therapeutic effect and improve the health by acting directly on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems.
Massage is not only medically sound but beneficial to both mind and body. It is widely prescribed by physicians and chiropractors who have become aware of the tremendous potential that it provides to promote healing and create an overall sense of well being in their patients.
Who Can Benefit From Massage Therapy?
Basically everyone... It is recommended for:
- Relief of pain
- Improved circulation/lymph drainage
- Muscle rehabilitation and improved joint mobility
- Increased body awareness
- General relaxation
When is it effective?
In the treatment of:
- Headaches, including migraines
- Back and neck pain
- Strains/sprains/muscle spasms
- Athletic injuries
- Discomforts of menstruation
- Frozen Shoulder