Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is often a vital part of a health promotion program and may be extremely beneficial in the treatment of a variety of conditions. Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health. Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Myofascial Release are specialized skills our therapist can offer.
Massage therapy affects the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems; and provides many benefits: reduced stress; less pain from headaches and fibromyalgia; improved sleep; reduced symptoms from multiple sclerosis; reduced symptoms from depression and anxiety; lowered blood pressure; improved concentration and energy; better lung function in asthmatics; enhanced clarity of thinking; improved symptoms of PMS; and less discomfort from musculoskeletal disorders and arthritis. Many people feel a deep sense of calm after a therapeutic massage treatment.
Research continues to reveal the many benefits of touch and body-work therapies. Treatments are particularly effective in treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders and injuries, helping cancer patients, and reducing the stresses of modern life. Therapeutic Massage is now an integral part of health care, with many hospitals including it as part of their neonatal, hospice, and post-surgery programs.
Before beginning, your Massage Therapist will propose a personalized treatment plan based on an initial assessment and health history. The assessment consists of various tests to determine the condition of your muscles and joints. Your Massage Therapist will also obtain your consent to work on any part of your body, regardless of whether you are fully clothed, or fully or partially covered with sheets or blankets. Your privacy will be respected at all times.