Give Yourself the Gift of Health!
Does pain or restricted movement keep you from living the life you want?
Sports injuries, household accidents, repetitive actions on the job and tension from everyday stresses can cause problems that, too often take up permanent residence in our bodies.
Massage can help! Massage is a gentle therapy that can relieve pain and, in combination with medical attention, can help heal certain conditions and help prevent their return. In some cases massage can reduce or even eliminate the need for medication or surgery.
Conditions We Treat
- Back pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Inflammatory conditions (arthritis and tendonitis)
- Muscle spasms, strains and sprains
- Circulatory and respiratory problems
- Post-injury rehabilitation
- Pregnancy and labor discomfort
- Repetitive strain injury
- Massage reduces and breaks down adhesions (knots) and fibrosis
…and many other conditions!
What can I expect from my massage?
Massage on normal tissue is almost always a pleasant sensation. Massage in the area of an injury or chronic pain may at first cause some discomfort which usually lessens noticeably during the first few minutes. Your massage therapist knows ways to minimize pain, and will work carefully within what feels right to you.
How can massage help you?
Massage is one of the best known antidotes for stress. Reducing stress gives you more energy, improves your outlook on life, and in the process reduces your likelihood of injury and illness. Massage can also relieve symptoms of conditions that are aggravated by anxiety such as asthma or insomnia
Massage can help heal injuries such as tendonitis that develop over time, as well as ligament sprains or muscle strains caused by an accident. Massage reduces inflammation by increasing circulation, which removes waste products and brings nutrition to injured cells. Certain massage techniques can limit scar formation in new injuries and can reduce, or make more pliable, scar tissue around old injuries.
Painful or Tight Muscles
Massage can relieve many types of muscle tightness, from a short-term muscle cramp to a habitually clenched jaw or tight shoulders. Massage acts directly on your muscles with stretching and kneading motions; It also stimulates the nervous system to instruct muscles to relax even more
Delayed Muscle Soreness
Massage flushes muscles of built-up waste products that can make you sore after vigorous exercise.
Pain or Tingling in Arms or Legs
Muscles can become so contracted that they press on nerves to the arms, hands and legs. If this happens, a massage to release muscle spasms in the shoulder or hip can bring relief.
Pain or Restriction in Joints
Besides releasing tight muscles that restrict joint movement, massage works directly on your joints to improve circulation, stimulate production of natural lubrication, and relieve pain from conditions such as osteoarthritis.
If one or more of your muscles becomes too tight or slack then your posture will be thrown out and your body will deliberately put other muscles out of there normal state of tone to compensate. If this is not corrected it will over a period of time be accepted by your body and you will have a permanent imbalance.