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Welcome to an introduction to massage therapy and the massage services available at our office.

Therapeutic Massage (Swedish) 

Benefits of MassageSET ALT TEXT

  • Reduces Stress
  • Relaxes Muscle Spasms
  • Supports Immune System Function
  •  Increases Circulation of Blood & Lymph
  • Improves Skin Tone
  • Helps remove Nerve Interference
  • Can help decrease or eliminate Chronic Pain
  • Supports Structural Integrity
  • Can calm & relax Anxiety & Depression
  • Promotes better sleep
  • Can improve athletic performance
  • Lowers Blood Pressure

Many people experience a feeling of “well being” that massage provides. Massage is a way of relaxing, reviving, and healing the body, mind, and spirit.

Modern Massage Therapy is comprised of many hands-on healing techniques. The most popular is Swedish Massage, in which the muscles are stroked, kneaded, rubbed, and the joints are stretched to increase range of motion and circulation. This is the classic massage that most people think of when they think of massage. This type of massage is both therapeutic and feels good.

Other types of massage therapy include Acupressure, a type of oriental massage, in which the palms, thumbs, elbows and forearm are used to release trigger points and muscle spasms. Shiatsu, a Japanese form of Acupressure, has many of the benefits of Acupuncture, since both free up blockages in the energy channels of the body known as meridians.

Sports Massage is a range of hands-on techniques that supports athlete's needs pre-event, post-event, during training and for sports injuries.

SET ALT TEXTPregnancy Massage is adjunctive therapy that reduces the typical strains of pregnancy on the hips, low back, neck & shoulders, in addition to stabilizing hormonal levels, reducing leg cramps, reducing varicose veins, increasing red blood cell count, and preparing the mother for delivery.

Deep Tissue Therapy is a whole body approach to stress, tension and pain in which the deep structural muscles of the body are released and balanced. There are many more kinds of massage & hands-on healing techniques including:

  • Reflexology -- reflex points on the hands and feet are massaged for healing effect.
  • Polarity Therapy -- a hands-on energy balancing method that promotes wellness
  • Neuromuscular Therapy -- very effective deep muscle work for pain & dysfunction
  • Myofascial Release -- stretches fascia or connective tissue to increase range of motion
  • Energy Healing -- non-touch healing that balances the energy field of the body
  • Craniosacral Balancing -- balances the cranial bones & cerebrospinal fluid
  • Lymphatic Massage -- helps reduce infections, colds, flus, and lymph stagnation
  • Please tour our website to read more information on these techniques also known as Massage Therapy modalities. We are trained in and practice all of the techniques mentioned on this page.

    Types of Conditions that Massage has been shown to help:

    Arthritis
    Asthma & bronchitis
    Acute injuries
    Car accidents & whiplash
    Carpal tunnel syndrome
    Chronic Pain
    Circulatory problems
    Depression
    Digestive disorders
    Fibromyalgia
    Headaches
    Insomnia
    Low back pain
    Myofascial strain
    Numbness & radiating pain
    Pregnancy/postpartum
    RSD (reflex sympathetic dystrophy)
    Sciatica
    Sinusitis
    Sports injuries
    Stroke
    TMJ Dysfunction (jaw pain)

     

    During the massage session, the client is appropriately draped and covered. Some massage techniques, like Shiatsu or Polarity Therapy, may be done with the client fully clothed.

    Many insurance companies will reimburse for massage therapy with a doctor's prescription.
    Most people can be safely massaged but there are a few conditions like inflammation of the veins, infectious diseases, some skin conditions and some heart problems that may be contraindicated. You may wish to consult with your physician before treatment.

    You can find more information on different massage therapy and hands-on healing techniques on our website. The websites of the American Massage Therapy Associationtrong> and the Touch Research Institute also have more information and research.

     

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