What We Offer
Our therapists have a treasure trove of massage and bodywork modalities (techniques)“at their fingertips”. including Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Reiki, Polarity Therapy, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Tui Na , Shiatsu, Zero Balancing®, Myofascial Release, Accutonics® Therapy.
We work with clients aged one month and up.
Modalities of Massage
Swedish Massage: Swedish Massage: Both energizing and relaxing, Swedish Massage is a technique that increases circulation and lymph drainage in the body. It is among the most popular modalities of massage.
Trigger Point Therapy: A “trigger point” is an extremely tight and constricted are in a muscle that refers pain to other areas. Trigger Point Therapy releases these points, resulting in greater comfort and ease.
Myofascial Release: Myofascial Release works within the fascial system, connective tissue that is present at all layers of the
Benefits of Massage
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Help Yourself to Health
What exactly are the benefits of receiving Massage or bodywork treatments?
Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can:
- Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
- Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
- Ease medication dependence.
- Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defensesystem.
- Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
- Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
- Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin. Increase joint flexibility.
- Lessen depression and anxiety.
- Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
- Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
- Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling.
- Reduce spasms and cramping.
- Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
- Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
- Relieve migraine pain.
A Powerful Ally
There’s no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen. The incredible benefits of massage are doubly powerful if taken in regular “doses.” Professionals at the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami explain the more massage you get, the greater benefits you reap. Here’s why: Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothving ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether inthis fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress.
This translates into:
- Decreased anxiety.
- Enhanced sleep quality.
- Greater energy.
- Improved concentration.
- Increased circulation.
- Reduced fatigue.
In response to massage, specific physiological and chemical changes cascade throughout the body, with profound effects. Research shows that with massage:
- Arthritis sufferers note fewer aches and less stiffness and pain.
- Asthmatic children show better pulmonary function and increased peak air flow.
- Burn injury patients report reduced pain, itching, and anxiety.
- High blood pressure patients demonstrate lower diastolic blood pressure, anxiety, and stress hormones.
- Premenstrual syndrome sufferers have decreased water retention and cramping.
Here’s The Beauty of Bodywork
Its benefits are compounded when massage is utilized as a frequent therapy. The more you get, the more it does. Taking part in this form of regularly-scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.