What is Massage Therapy?
Recognized as one of the oldest forms of healing, massage therapy is referenced in medical
texts nearly 4,000 years ago.  Massage therapy refers to the application of various techniques
to the muscles and soft tissues of the body that include vibration, rocking, friction, kneading
and compression using primarily the hands. A good massage therapist is well studied in
anatomy, physiology, pathology and be able to listen and understand what the patient needs
are.  
Types of Massage Treatments
Swedish Massage
The techniques of Swedish massage, all strokes applied to the body go towards the heart and
address the muscles. Swedish massage
stimulates the circulation of blood in the soft
tissue cleansing the metabolic waste in the
tissue. This type of massage calms the nervous
system and relaxes the body.

Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is used to reach the deeper muscles in the body. It helps with chronic
muscle pain and reduces inflammation related
arthritis and tend
onitis. Deep tissue work is
generally used with other massage techniques.

Sports Massage
Sports massage is designed to reduce injuries, lesson inflammation and provide warm up to
the athlete before competition.  Specific strokes
are done to encourage increased range of motion,
circulation of blood, flexibility, and mental
alertness.  Massage after the event is given to
relieve muscle soreness and to flush metabolic
waste.

Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger points are located in the taut band of muscle fibers and is the tenderest point in the
band.  Trigger point therapy involves the
applying of pressure to tender muscles tissue in
order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other
parts of the body. Sometimes massage and
Trigger points can be caused by an accident,
poor posture, or overexertion.
Massage Therapy?
How Massage Benefits your Body
mechanical manipulation of the soft tissues of the
body. Massage has many physical and psychological
benefits.

Physical Benefits
  • Quickens the healing process.
  • Relaxes and refreshes muscles.
  • Detoxifies the Lymphatic system.
  • Prevents and relieves muscle spasms & cramps.
  • Improves blood circulation.
  • Stimulates the removal of Metabolic waste.
  • Helps relieve stiff joints pain and soreness.
  • Provides relief from arthritis pain.
  • Effective pain management for whiplash,
    muscular lesions, sciatica and headaches.

Psychological Benefits
  • Relives fatigue.
  • Reduces tension and anxiety.
  • Calms the nervous system.
  • Promotes a renewed energy.
Negative Effects of Stress
  • Increase risk of heart disease and stoke.
  • Insomnia or intense fatigue.
  • Indigestion and eating disorders.
  • Increase susceptibility to sickness.
  • Anger and Resentment
  • Depression and low self esteem.
  • Diminished mental awareness.
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