What is Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is the assessment and manipulation of soft tissues and joins of the body to gain a therapeutic effect or relieve pain. It also plays an important role in preventing physical dysfunctions associated with muscular overuse and every day stresses.

Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin, joints or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels or organs of the gastrointestinal system.

During your visit there will be a short interview /assessment with the therapist who will review your health history, and conduct a physical assessment of any injury if necessary.

All the gathered information will be kept strictly confidential.

Benefits of Massage Therapy

With a caring touch, massage can bring peace to your soul and body.
Helps alleviate the soft tissue discomfort caused by many chronic pain conditions, day to day stresses or overworked musculature.
Therapeutic effect of massage is physical and psychological such as:

  • Improves circulation
  • Improves joint health and mobility
  • Improves immune system functioning
  • Detoxifies the body by promoting elimination of wastes and toxins
  • Reduces stress hormone and promotes relaxation
  • Reduces depression and anxiety
  • Enhances sleep quality
  • Improves concentration

Massage therapy can help with a range of conditions:

  • Neck, shoulder and back pain
  • Headaches
  • Muscle spam or strains
  • Nerve entrapment ( Carpal tunnel, Piriformis syndrome, Thoracic outlet syndrome)
  • Dislocations
  • Tendinitis, Bursitis
  • Inflammatory disorders : Osteoarthritis, RA
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s
  • Kyphosis, Scoliosis
  • Whiplash