Massage Therapy/Manual Techniques
Massage Therapy/Manual Techniques

Massage is recognized as being one of the oldest methods of healing at over 4,000 years old! Massage is the manual manipulation of soft tissue structures like muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage helps stimulate normal movement and function. There are also great health benefits by improving relaxation and reducing stress.

Therapeutic Massage is a combination of Relaxation Massage and Remedial Massage to not only relax your whole body but at the same time, work through some of the muscle issues or “tight spots” you may be experiencing. Massage therapy may also improve your circulation, which enhances the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscle cells and helps remove waste products or reduce swelling. These circulatory effects of massage may have value in the treatment of some inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis.

Massage therapy induces a relaxation response, which lowers your heart rate, breathing rate, and blood pressure; boosts your immune system; and generally decreases the physical effects of stress. These effects suggest that massage may be helpful for a wide range of conditions.

Massage can help treat stress-related physical conditions, including:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Pain, including muscle tension, back, shoulder and neck pain
  • Muscle and Joint Stiffness
  • Repetitive stress injuries