Relax Your Mind and Body with Massage

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Lying in a quiet, dim room that is lightly scented with essential oils to promote relaxation while a trained massage therapist works out the knots and kinks in your muscles sounds like a luxurious and indulgent experience. Something that should be a special treat every once in a while, not something you have on a regular basis. Many have held this belief for decades, but the ways in which a massage can help us in our everyday lives are beginning to come to the forefront.

There has been a shift in the way people think about massage and healthcare. And as more people begin to embrace a holistic approach to healthcare ― one that include traditional and modern medicines ― massage therapy is becoming more popular.

Massage Therapy — Not Just for Spas Anymore

  • Swedish Massage:

    Using long strokes and circular movements, Swedish massage is meant to relax and reenergize.

  • Deep Tissue Massage:

    Using more forceful and targeted strokes, deep tissue massage focuses on the deeper muscle layers and connective tissues to help with muscle recovery.

  • Sports Massage:

    Using techniques similar to Swedish massage, a sports massage is used to prevent or rehabilitate injuries.

  • Trigger Point Massage:

    To ease muscles after an injury or overuse, trigger point massage works to ease tight muscle fibers.

Medical Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy — Mind and Body

  • Fatigue
  • Pain (back, neck, post-operative, cancer-related, etc.)
  • Arthritis
  • Immune system function
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Blood pressure
  • Reducing chronic pain (headaches, backaches, fibromyalgia)
  • Anxiety
  • Digestion
  • Insomnia
  • Weight loss

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