Massage therapy offers a natural traditional treatment technique that releases musculoskeletal pain. Blood and lymph circulation is increased through massage. It helps in clearing metabolic waste, and helps supplying oxygen and nutrients to muscles.
Weakness in muscles arises due to tightness in them. Pain and muscle tightness can be reduced through massage thus helping to maintain spinal position. After therapeutic massage, muscle tightness gets reduced. Reoccurring of muscle tightness can be prevented through definite exercises that can help to fortify the muscle.
The two main goals of massage therapy are:
- Swedish massage: The most common type of massage, to relax and energize you.
- Deep tissue massage: For muscle damage from an injury, such as whiplash or back strain.
- Sports massage: To help prevent athletic injury, keep the body flexible and heal the body should injury occur.
- Chair massage: Massage of the upper body, while fully clothed and seated in a special portable chair.
- Hot Stone massage: This massage replaces the strong pressure and hand movements of a normal massage with the weight and heat of volcanic stones placed in specific areas along your spine and over key pressure points.
- Therapeutic Massage: Manipulating muscles with movement and pressure to alleviate pain, stress, and discomfort.
- Relaxation Massage: The Relaxation Massage is just as it sounds – a time for you to rest and relax. Subtle movements and pressure enhance the experience.
- Foot Reflexology: Stimulating specific muscle groups region where foot coincide sends a reflex response to the region essentially “resetting” the muscles in that group, causing them to release tension and toxins that inevitably build up through daily use.
- Myofacial Release: This form of therapy focuses on the body’s soft connective tissues. Essentially, the massage therapist simulates the stretch reflex to relax constricted muscles, improve circulation, and restore mobility in the tissue.
- Cranial Sacral Therapy: This technique eases nerve passage restriction and promotes the flow of cerebrospinal fluid by applying slight pressure to the skull and spine of the patient. By promoting fluid movement in the spine, we encourage the spine to heal itself.
- Lymphatic Drainage: A trained lymphatic therapist helps in draining toxins left from daily activity.
- Fibromyalgia Massage: This massage is to speed up the repair process.
- Prenatal Massage: It helps expecting mothers to reduce anxiety, relieve muscle and joint aches, and even improve labor outcomes and newborn health.
- Labor Massage: To slow or reduce contractions by limiting the onset of labor.
- General Pain Relief: Pressure points are worked to relieve the body from pain.