Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

Massage is a form of therapy in which soft tissue is manipulated to encourage good health.

There are over 80 kinds of massage world wide. Some of the most commonly used forms of massage are Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, and trigger point massage.

How is it done?

Soft tissue is manipulated with hands, stones, or other massage tools. Swedish massage uses long strokes, kneading, and fractioning to loosen muscles and joints.

Deep tissue massage uses more precise strokes or pressure to work on deeper tissue where there are knots in the muscles deeper in the body.

Trigger point massage is pressure applied directly onto a myofascial trigger point to loosen muscle.

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

Who can benefit from massage therapy?

Anyone who is looking to improve their health or calm their nerves can benefit from massage therapy. The best type of massage for an individual may vary, depending on what it is that they are seeking to improve.

How often should I receive a massage?

Unless otherwise directed by your health care professional, massages are recommended on a monthly basis. This frequency gives the average body enough therapy to assist in relaxation and detoxification. Some people have health conditions that greatly benefit from more frequent therapy, such as tension headaches or water retention.

Are there any side effects?

Most people feel a reduction in muscular and emotional tension after a massage. Side effects will depend on what kind of massage you receive and what health challenges your body is currently dealing with.

In the 24 hours following a massage, it is common to void more frequently than usual especially if you have been retaining water. Nausea can occur in some people who are highly toxic, because massage therapy helps enable you body to detoxify.

Bruising can appear on persons who have received deep tissue treatments particularly if they are mineral deficient. Some people may experience temporary sore muscles.

There is often a delayed reaction to massage therapy, meaning that you may not feel any different for the first 24 hours.

What should I do after a massage?

It is very important to drink plenty of water after a massage. This helps prevent sore muscles and flush out toxins. We recommend drinking 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water daily to aid in your body's detoxification process and help keep you feeling well.

CLIENT NOTE: Treatment time is 50 minutes.

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