Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is one of the oldest methods of healing, as the practice of therapeutic massage can be traced back nearly 4,000 years. It is a comprehensive health management strategy focussed on treated the soft tissues of the body (including muscles, tendons, ligaments, connective tissues, and fascia throughout the body). As daily stresses accumulate, this can put increased strain on the soft tissues of the body, leading to discomfort and eventually pain. Massage can help alleviate discomfort and affect the body positively by using common techniques including: pressure and compression, kneading, friction, and mobilizing to improve the health and condition of the muscles, tendons, skin, fascia, and connective tissues of the body.

Massage treatments complement many other medical treatments to decrease pain, improve your range of motion, improve mood, aid in blood circulation and lymph flow, reduction of muscle and joint soreness, and improved sleep patterns.

Massage Therapy can have many benefits: improved energy, mental focus, and overall health as well as any pain that may be occurring due to posture, sports injuries or muscle imbalances, and pain alleviation or muscle relaxation for sore and aching joints and muscles. It can be used to treat many conditions. Your initial visit involves a detailed analysis of your health history, to determine what type of treatment suits your needs. Massage Therapy can be recommended to treat:

  • Soft Tissue Injuries and Strains
  • Sports-Related Injuries
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Chronic and Acute Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Limited Mobility
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries (such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)
  • Postural Problems
  • Muscle Tension and Spasms
  • Sciatica
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Stress, Anxiety, & Depression
  • General Relaxation

Along with manual techniques the massage therapist can provide:

  • Home exercise prescription
  • Education
  • Postural Correction
  • Recommendations of other practitioners to assist in your care
  • Health and lifestyle suggestions to optimize your wellness