What Musculoskeletal Issues Respond Well to Massage?
Almost all! Massage has shown to be helpful for pain in the low back, neck, shoulder, forearm, tennis elbow, hands, mid back, hip, thigh, knee, calf, and feet. It is also proved helpful in controlling pain due to fibromyalgia and myo-fascial pain syndrome.
What conditions other than musculoskeletal can benefit from massage?
ANXIETY & DEPRESSION
Massage relieves symptoms of depression and anxiety by increasing natural endorphins and reducing stress. Massage reduces the stress hormone, cortisol.
Massage improves blood flow so that tissues are richer in oxygenated blood. It flushes toxins from the lymph system.
By reducing cortisol, the stress hormone, a massage in the late afternoon or early evening promotes sleep.
Often characterized by low cortisol during the day and high cortisol at night, massage in the late afternoon or early evening can aid in normalizing adrenal function.
HEADACHES & MIGRAINES
Massage relieves tension in the neck and shoulders which can cause headaches and trigger migraines.
PERIMENOPAUSE & MENOPAUSE
Reduction in stress from massage has shown to resolve the common complaints of menopause such as hot flashes, insomnia, increased anxiety, and achiness.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Studies have repeatedly shown reduction in blood pressure for days following a massage.
Massage can normalize blood sugar and relieve symptoms of diabetic neuropathy.
What are the specific forms of massage therapy used by our professionals?
Massage Therapy & Manual Therapy Techniques
With Myofascial Release (MFR), clients claim to feel a reduction in pain as well as being relaxed after each session. Each session is tailored to work on your specific goals and needs. Just a few sessions can make an enormous difference to your health.
The fluid in the lymphatic system helps remove waste and toxins from the bodily tissues. Lymph Drainage is a technique with an extremely light touch that allows manipulation to your lymph system, improves your immune response, and reduces excess fluid (i.e inflammation) in your body.
SWEDISH MASSAGE THERAPY
Swedish Massage is a modality most people are familiar with. You generally come across this technique in spa settings for relaxation massages. This technique allows your body and mind to feel free and clear of all worries and stressors that life sometimes places upon us. This technique is often used at the start of your massage to find areas that need more focus and to warm up your muscles.
TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
Trigger Point Therapy, also known as Shiatsu, is a healing technique based on the principle of free and uninterrupted energy flow and helps activate the natural healing processes in each patient’s body as well as to restore their physical and emotional well-being.