Massage therapy positively affects the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems of your body. These affects can help sports injuries, pre & post natal, lymphatic drainage, headaches, relieve acute or chronic physical injuries, improve health and is a leading natural therapy for improving health and mobility.
Massage Therapists may use various techniques such as Swedish massage, along with many other techniques such as Deep Tissue Massage, Neuromuscular Facilitation (NMT), Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial release Hydrotherapy, therapeutic exercises, stretching and postural education in an average massage therapy visit.
Fascia is connective tissue that is everywhere in the body providing form, structure, strength and function. When there is a restriction or injury to this tissue, it can create pulls or limitations throughout the body, causing local or widespread problems, which this modality is used to address. This technique can be superficial or deep, depending on the tissue that needs treatment.
There are many modalities that are used to help a soon-to-be mum during and after pregnancy. Massage can help maintain an active lifestyle, address pain and mobility issue’s that can arise, help prepare for delivery, decrease stress and can assist with digestive issues such as acid reflux and constipation. Post-partum treatments can help with recovery, breast feeding, issues related to cesarian section and epidurals.
Trigger points are essentially knot’s within muscle that can cause limitations in movement, local or referring pain and muscle twitches or spasms.
This modality is used by applying direct pressure to the trigger point until the knot subsides.
Massage therapy can help with recovery, enhance performance, prevent injury or aid in the recovery from sports related injuries.
Many modalities such as Swedish, visceral manipulation or active movement can be used to help with sleep, digestion, integration, connection and alignment.
Whiplash is often a result of a car accident, which is injury or damage to the soft tissue of the body. This can cause pain, headaches, decreased range of motion, concussions, digestive issues and problems with daily activities of living. Massage modalities are used to help address these issues and help return the injured party back to their lifestyle pain free.