MASSAGE THERAPY

Massage therapy is one of the oldest healthcare practices known. In fact, it has been practiced for thousands of years, with references found in ancient Chinese medical texts. Massage is a manual therapy which involves the manipulation of the skin, connective tissue, muscles, tendons and ligaments. The intent is to relax the tissue, improve circulation of blood, oxygen and lymph, stimulate or sedate the nervous system, decrease pain, and enhance tissue healing. Everyone can benefit from this wonderful modality!

Massage benefits can include:

  • Reducing stress and increasing relaxation

  • Reducing pain and muscle soreness and tension

  • Improving circulation, energy and alertness

  • Lowering heart rate and blood pressure

  • Improving immune function

  • Promotes wellbeing

 

Some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:

  • Anxiety

  • Digestive disorders

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Headaches

  • Insomnia related to stress

  • Low back pain

  • Myofascial pain syndrome

  • Nerve pain

  • Soft tissue strains or injuries

  • Sports injuries

  • Temporomandibular joint pain

  • Upper back and neck pain

  • Foot and leg pain

  • Post-surgical recovery