Accidents, repetitive actions and everyday stresses can cause problems that sometimes seem to take up permanent residence in our bodies. If tension, pain or restricted movement keeps you from living the life you want, massage can help.
Massage therapy is one of the best know antidotes for stress. Reducing stress gives you more energy, improves your outlook, and has even been shown to reduce the likelihood of injury and illness. It can also relieve symptoms of conditions aggravated by stress such as asthma or insomnia, and provide excellent support for people in counseling.
Massage can stretch and knead away muscle tension in anything from a short-term muscle cramp to a habitually clenched jaw or tight shoulders. In addition, massage works gently on the nervous system, sending a message to muscles throughout your body to let go and relax.
After vigorous exercise, a build-up of waste products as well as microscopic tears in your muscles can leave you feeling tired and sore. Massage improves circulation, cleansing tissues by irrigating wastes and bringing in blood and oxygen to relieve pain and speed recovery.
Massage can help heal injuries such as tendonitis, ligament sprains or muscle strains. It reduces swelling and inflammation by helping to remove wastes and bring healing nutrition to injured cells. In addition, certain techniques can make old scar tissue more pliable and, in new injuries, limit its formation. Also great for drainage of chest and sinus congestion.
Massage can relieve secondary pain that may accompany and even outlast its original cause. Some examples are headaches from eyestrain, backache during pregnancy, or the protective tensing of healthy muscles around an injury.
By relieving chronic tension, massage can help prevent injuries that might be caused by stressing unbalanced muscle groups, or by favoring or forcing a tight, painful area.
Massage releases tight muscles that restrict joint movement. It also increases circulation to the joints, which can improve their general health and natural lubrication, and relieve pain from conditions such as arthritis.
Massage and the resulting increased circulation helps drain your tissues of excess fluid caused by recent injury, surgery or pregnancy.
Massage releases restrictions in muscles, joints, and surrounding connective tissue coverings called fascia. This frees your body to return to a move natural posture. Massage can also relieve the contracted muscles and
pain caused by abnormal spinal curvatures such as scoliosis. *On going treatment is necessary.