Massage therapy is a natural healing experience. It can be a powerful ally in your health care regimen by creating a feeling of physical and psychological well-being.
Therapeutic massage is the manipulation of soft tissue, which maintains or restores the body’s natural balance. It is a proven method used to stop the “stress cycle.” Massage therapy techniques are used to loosen and relax tight tissue and may include gliding, kneading, holding, vibration compression, stretching and rocking.
Massage therapy can be part of a personalized treatment plan for a variety of injuries and medical conditions. It may be modified to address specific health conditions and concerns. Massage therapy provides the following benefits:
- Relaxes the whole body
- Loosens tight muscles
- Relieves tired and aching muscles
- Increases flexibility and range of motion
- Reduces pain and relieves congestion
- Calms the nervous system
- Assists in recovery from injuries and illness
- Increases circulation and removal of waste products from the body
- Strengthens the immune system
- Reduces stress/tension headaches
- Improves scar mobility
- Promotes mental relaxation
- Improves concentration
- Promotes restful sleep
We offer several types of massage to meet your needs.
Muscles that are chronically contracted create areas of tenderness that are sometimes called “trigger points.” A contracted muscle is shut down, meaning fresh blood can’t get in and the waste can’t get out. This irritates the surrounding nerves and causes pain and tenderness. Pain relief therapy focuses on these tender areas to soften the muscle, restore normal circulation and flush the waste out. Massage therapy may be helpful for those dealing with pain from sports injuries, orthopaedic surgery, sciatic nerve, headaches, motor vehicle accidents and other health conditions.
A massage during pregnancy may relieve back pain and promote a sense of well-being. A specially designed table allows pregnant women to be positioned comfortably on their abdomen or side during massage.
This type of massage is for those affected by cancer, including post-mastectomy. We consider your specific needs and desired outcomes for the session. It allows individuals to reconnect with their bodies in a safe and comfortable environment.
A massage that addresses the entire lymphatic system can aid in normalizing the delicate balance of the immune system. Lymph is the fluid that circulates throughout the lymphatic system and brings nourishment to the cells, carrying away metabolic waste. The light, rhythmic nature of this massage makes it especially relaxing.
This therapy uses a light touch helping release tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction. It allows the body to relax and helps lessen the effects of stress on the central nervous system.
Senior and Geriatric Massage
Geriatric massage is designed to address the specific needs and physical conditions of older adults.