Massage Therapy is for Everyone
Once considered a luxury, massage therapy has evolved into a science offering physiological and psychological benefits for everyone. Massage is a systematic manipulation of the body’s soft tissue–muscles, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissue (fascia).
When carried out by a highly trained professional, massage releases chronic tension and pain in muscles, improves circulation throughout the body, increases flexibility in the joints, and reduces mental and physical fatigue. Physicians routinely recommend massage as a cost-effective form of therapy for rejuvenating the body, mind and spirit. Therapeutic massage assists the body in rehabilitating itself from disease or injury, and in restoring itself to a state of well-being.
Relax Your Body and Mind
Although stress is a normal and sometimes productive part of everyday life, prolonged stress can affect your physical condition and result in pain. Prolonged stress causes tension. Tension creates muscle tightness. Muscular contraction decreases circulation and metabolic wastes accumulate. The result is pain. Massage relaxes. A body free of tension is a body free of pain.
Relieve Chronic Pain and Rehabilitate Injury
People experiencing carpal tunnel syndrome, back problems, and other common work related injuries which reduce their functionality find massage therapy effective in relieving the pain, numbness and lack of mobility associated with their injury. Massage reduces swelling from injury and assists in injury rehabilitation.
Improve Sports Performance
If you exercise, dance, or participate in athletic activities, massage increases flexibility, improves performance, and reduces recovery time. It is essential to keep the muscles stretched and relaxed during and after athletic training and performance. Athletes often incorporate regular massage treatments as an essential component in their training and recovery programs. Whether you are a weekend warrior or a professional athlete, massage can greatly reduce your body tension and soreness and thus increase your performance and enjoyment.
Whether you want to relieve chronic pain, recover from injury, enhance awareness, or simply relax, massage is a cost-effective and enjoyable way to maintain good health. Massage therapy is for everyone.