Massage Therapy Offers Several Wellness Benefits.
As with chiropractic care, the benefits of massage therapy are not only physical, but mental and spiritual as well. Some of the benefits of massage therapy include:
- Boosts the immune system
- Relaxes the muscles
- Reduces anxiety
- Alleviates pain
- Reduces blood pressure and heart rate
- Increases endorphins
- Improves circulation
- Increases range of motion.
Every massage therapy technique has a different level of intensity depending upon the depth of tissue that is being manipulated. Not everyone likes the same intensity and therefore different types of massages will be necessary for different patients.
When most people think of massage they are thinking about Swedish massage. It is the most common type of massage therapy and includes the basic strokes required for all massage. Most Swedish massages start with superficial strokes in the direction of the blood circulation to warm up the muscles, then move to deeper tissues. The overall goals of Swedish massage include relaxation, muscle health and the removal of toxins from the body through circulation.
Deep tissue massage
Deep tissue massage therapy is targeted toward the deeper muscles and connective tissues to break up adhesions and decrease pain from injury, repetitive strain and postural problems. Deep tissue massage usually includes slow strokes and friction as well as techniques such as trigger point, neuromuscular and myofascial release. Deep tissue massage features a deeper intensity than normal massage and it can leave the patient sore for a couple of days. This is normal to remove toxins, increase range of motion and eliminate muscle tightness.
Therapeutic massage therapy is typically used for people with chronic pain. The massage therapist focuses on correcting a problem that is causing the patient pain. Therapeutic massage can be used to treat various types of musculoskeletal disorders and conditions. Several different types of techniques can be used to accomplish this task.
Sports massage therapy focuses on muscles relevant to the event. For athletes who train continuously, the goal is to enhance endurance, lessen the chance of injury and shorten the time needed to recover from an event. Sports massage may utilize a variety of techniques such as classical Swedish massage or trigger point therapy. Prior to an athletic event, sports massage may be used with stretching in order to help athletes loosen, warm and prepare their muscles so that their performance and endurance might be enhanced. Following an athletic event, sports massage may be used to relieve pain, prevent stiffness and return the muscles back to their normal state. Sports massage may also be used for injury rehabilitation.
Massage Scheduling and Cancellation Policy
We will need a credit card on file when a massage is scheduled.
If a massage is rescheduled within 4 hours of appointment time, we will be charging the card on file $25.
Failure to call or show for your appointment will result in 100% charge of your session.
Cancelling or rescheduling outside of the 4-hour window will not result in a charge. If cancelling the night before, please leave a message and we will call you to reschedule your session.