What is Massage Therapy?

Massage Therapy is a rejuvenating practice designed to soothe both the body and the mind. Our skilled therapists employ various techniques to manipulate soft tissues, targeting muscle tension, promoting relaxation, and enhancing overall well-being. This therapeutic modality spans a spectrum of styles, including Swedish, deep tissue, and hot stone massage, catering to your unique needs and preferences.

Popular Massage Therapy Treatments

SWEDISH MASSAGE

This is one of the most common types of massage you can get. This is ideal for people who are new to massage, have a lot of tension or are sensitive to touch. It helps to relax and energize the body and improve overall health. Swedish massage therapy uses several different types of strokes including a sliding or gliding movement, friction and kneading to encourage proper circulation and provide gentle relaxation. This technique has demonstrated effectiveness in decreasing stiffness and pain for sufferers of osteoarthritis and helps to reduce symptoms of depression, stress and anxiety.

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

Often recommended by a health professional as a component of a comprehensive treatment plan, therapeutic massage treats injuries, pain, muscle spasms, and stress, and works on a specific problem such as a frozen shoulder, arthritis pain, muscle/tendon injury, etc. It also can assist with decreasing muscle tone and increasing flexibility.

HOT STONE MASSAGE

Hot stone massage is best for people who have muscle pain and tension or who simply want to relax. This type of therapeutic massage is similar to a Swedish massage, only the massage therapist uses heated stones in lieu of or in addition to their hands. Hot stone massage may help ease muscle tension, improve blood flow, alleviate pain, promote relaxation, and relieve stress by using heated stones.

During a hot stone massage, heated stones are placed on different areas around your whole body with your comfort. Your therapist may hold a stone as they massage different parts of your body using Swedish massage techniques using gentle pressure. Sometimes cold stones are also used.

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE

The myofascial technique consists of stretching and releasing bonds between connective tissue fibers and muscles. The overall goal with this is to increase the range of motion and decrease pain. Myofascial release commonly involves the utilization of tension in different directions, often conducted by rolling the skin. It is a very helpful technique to reduce soreness and stiffness in muscles.

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

Deep tissue massage uses more pressure than a Swedish massage taking into consideration client’s comfort level. This technique is a good option for people having chronic muscle problems as it can provide relief for chronic pain and stiffness in the upper and lower back, neck, legs and shoulders. The registered massage therapist will use slow strokes and deep finger pressure to relieve tension and realign the connective tissue and deep muscle layers.

PRENATAL MASSAGE

Massage provided to a pregnant woman by a professional, registered massage therapist can safely decrease muscle tension, release stress and contribute to overall well-being. Massage therapy can help relieve typical discomforts many pregnant women experience, including headaches, swelling and cramping in legs, backaches and stiff necks with light pressure and Swedish massage techniques. The client’s preferred position and comfort is given utmost importance during the massage. Prenatal massage is usually done in a side lying position with pillows for the client’s comfort.

POSTNATAL MASSAGE

The whole process of childbirth has been a huge shock and strain on your body, particularly your abdomen, lower back and hips. Postnatal massage is an excellent way to kick-start your recovery. The treatment is done with you lying on your stomach or if you’ve had a caesarean, or don’t feel comfortable lying on your stomach just yet, we can prop you up with pillows to help you lie on your side. Special attention will be paid to your back, neck, shoulders, gluteus and feet, while the rest of your body is pampered with a soothing relaxation treatment.

SPORTS MASSAGE

Athletes often use sports massage before or after events to lessen fatigue, reduce swelling and muscle tension, improve flexibility and decrease the possibility of injuries. A registered massage therapist can help athletes reduce tension and stress that often builds during strenuous activity. Sports massage is helpful with some common injuries which can happen during sports activities such as sprain, strain, tendinitis, ligament injury and joint stiffness.

BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY

Massage Therapy can play an important role in your overall health and wellness.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY:
  • Decrease muscular tension
  • Increase joint mobility
  • Increase relaxation
  • Increase circulation
  • Promotes healing
  • Decrease pain
  • Reduce stress/ anxiety
  • Improve energy
Massage Therapy can be beneficial for a number of conditions:
  • Stress management
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Pregnancy (Prenatal and post-natal)
  • Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches/Migraine
  • Joint and ligament injury
  • Sport injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Posture improvement
  • Blood circulation

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