Massage Therapy

 

Massage therapy involves the hands-on manipulation of the body's soft tissues to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, and stress, and to promote general health and wellness. Since pre-recorded time and throughout recorded history, massage therapy has been used around the world as a part of the healing arts.

Today, massage therapists treat and manage soft tissue injuries as well as address general muscle tension and stress relief in order to maintain and enhance an individual's health and wellness.

The benefits of massage therapy include:                                         

  • Relaxation of both the mind and body

  • Reduced muscle tension and increased flexibility and joint range of motion

  • Relief of muscular pain and spasms

  • Facilitate recovery of soft tissue injuries

  • Decreased pain sensitivity

  • Headache relief

  • Lower blood pressure and heart rate

  • Strengthens the immune system

  • Improves circulation and blood flow to bring fresh oxygen to the tissues

  • Promotes restful sleep and improves concentration

Above all, touch is the primary ingredient in massage therapy. Touch not only conveys a sense of caring, a very important part of the therapeutic relationship, it elicits both psychological and physiological responses. The positive touch of a massage therapist can help to improve one's self-image, self-worth, and general well-being, as well as decrease blood pressure and heart rate.