What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy involves the manual manipulation of muscles, connective tissues, tendons and ligaments to enhance a person’s health and well being. Many people get a massage to relax, reduce stress, and relieve muscle soreness.
To achieve the purpose of your visit, our massage therapists apply a variety of techniques. Every therapist uses a different touch, but all therapists use their hands and fingers during the massage. They will occasionally use their forearms and elbows to administer a deep tissue massage. The type of massage you get should be dictated by your goal.
Benefits of massage therapy
As you age your muscles often weaken, especially if you lead a sedentary life. Repeated massage helps strengthen muscles in many cases. The pampering effect of a soothing massage can offer many benefits and alleviate physical and emotional issues, including the following:
- Manage anxiety and stress
- Ease depression
- Improve circulation
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduce backache pains
- Lessen headaches
- Reduce arthritis pain
- Ease sore muscles
- Reduce spasms and cramps
- Create a meditative state
- Increase range of motion
Although massage therapy has few risk factors, it is not recommended for some conditions and situations.
Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, have a bleeding disorder, wounds or weak areas of the skin.
Prepare for your appointment
When you meet with our massage therapist, be honest and upfront about any concerns you have, your medical history, current prescriptions and any condition you hope to treat.
Our therapist needs that information to safely work with you and ensure that the treatment will help, not hinder, you and any recovery you may have.