The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissues and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function or relieve pain.
Benefits Of Therapeutic Massage:
Decrease Stress by Improving Relaxation
Massage has a positive impact in reducing the effects of stress on the body. Massage was found to reduce the levels of Cortisol (a stress hormone) in the body and to decrease the client’s stress and anxiety.
Increases flexibility and Circulation
In athletes and active individuals, regular massage allows the body to function with less restriction, accelerates recovery time and decreases the risk of sprains, strains and spasm by increasing muscle flexibility and improving overall circulation.
Decrease Muscle Soreness, Spasm and Pain
Specific massage treatments are designed to treat various sprains/strains, nerve impingement syndromes (including carpal tunnel), whiplash, bursitis, tendonitis, headaches and much more.
Pre/Post Natal Massage
Massage is safe and beneficial both during and after your pregnancy. It helps to safely relieve many pregnancy related discomforts such as hip/low back soreness, joint pain, ankle swelling and headaches. It is also beneficial to help your body get back to pre-pregnancy health.
Massage And Children
There are many things in a child’s life that can affect their posture, growth and overall health. Massage therapy can alleviate anxiety, daily stress and headaches. It can also assist with injuries brought on by sports, the weight of a heavy backpack and improper posture while sitting at their desk.