It isn’t the large events in our lives that cause the greatest problem, it’s the everyday annoyances that gradually add up and wear us down. Massage therapy will help alleviate the body aches and pains that come from muscles always being tight from stress. More than that, however, regular therapy sessions will help you clear your mind and relax enough to allow those everyday stresses to slide right off your body.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy has many benefits to help both your body and mind.
As your muscles relax, blood is able to flow more freely through your blood vessels. This allows your body to better absorb oxygen, which helps it regenerate easier. In addition, it allows greater oxygen to reach your brain, increasing memory. Finally, the increased oxygen to your skin gives it that healthy glow that makes you look both younger and healthier.
Stress causes our muscles to tighten. In time, this tightness doesn’t go away and we feel the tightness constantly, causing us even greater stress. A good massage loosens those muscles, allowing you to relax. As you spend time on the massage table, you allow your body to simply rest. The increased blood flow releases endorphins in your brain, causing you to feel even more relaxed and happier.
The human body is designed to be at its best when in certain positions. Tightened, hurting muscles cause us to favor certain positions, often ones that aren’t ideal, and causing damage to our bones. Massage returns muscles to their normal state and allows us to return to proper positions.
Types of Massage Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy
This targets the knots that are present in muscles that are causing pain.
A light, steady massage, often combined with aromatherapy, that allows your entire body to relax.
Deep Tissue Massage
This is similar to Swedish massage, but the pressure is firmer so the deeper muscles benefit.
This massage focuses on the muscles most often used in particular sports such as the knees of runners or arms of a pitcher.
Based on ancient Chinese medicine, this foot massage is meant to refresh the points on the foot that are connected with various body parts.
Cranial Sacral Therapy
Focus here is on the head, neck, and spine, which often helps relieve headaches and other back problems
As the body changes during pregnancy, muscles stretch and pains develop. This massage focuses on the particular needs of the individual.
The elderly need special care as their joints and muscles change with time. Geriatric massage is a gentle massage that takes into account the special needs of those in their later years.
Our massage therapists have trained extensively in order to give you the massage that is ideal for you and your situation. Depending on your needs, a massage can also be paired with a chiropractic adjustment administered by a chiropractor. Discover the benefits of a professional massage today. You will want to make it a regular thing.