HOW Therapeutic massage CAN HELP YOU
Therapeutic Massage has been developed by a number of cultures over the course of many centuries. Certainly, a massage feels great, but Therapeutic Massage is much more than the typical relaxation massage one typically gets at a vacation resort. The goal is to achieve structural changes within the body. This requires a series of regular massages according to a specific treatment plan.
Forms of Therapeutic Massage
Therapeutic Massage techniques vary, with each technique performing principally to alleviate a particular set of problems. Spasms and pain, tension, muscle soreness, gastro-intestinal disorders, and migraines are some of the conditions ideal for treatment by Therapeutic Massage. Generally, therapeutic massage benefits every single system of the body. If you are unsure how massage can benefit your own specific needs, please contact us to find out more!
Both East and West have developed effective massage techniques. These include but are not limited to:
- Swedish Massage – a massage that focuses on the muscles, thereby improving blood and lymph circulation. It is effective in managing some kinds of pain, increases flexibility, reduces stress and improves the immune system.
- Deep Tissue Massage – addresses the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia (connective tissue). The pressure applied to the deeper layers of muscle and soft tissues will be more intense than with Swedish Massage. It works to release chronic muscle tension or “knots” (adhesions), and is effective for people with lingering injuries that cause limited mobility.
- Shiatsu – developed in Japan, Shiatsu involves localized pressure using the fingers (or sometimes hands and elbows). It is applied in a rhythmic sequence along the body. It has been found to be effective for arthritis, insomnia, back and neck pain, sciatica, sinus problems, and helps increase energy, promotes recovery from injuries, and stimulates the digestive system
- Reiki – a Japanese technique for stress reduction, relaxation, and for promoting healing. It does this by manipulating the electrical and life-force energies flowing thorough and around the body. The practitioner does no direct healing but facilitates the body’s ability to heal by clearing energy blockages.
These are just a few of the better-known established healing massage techniques. We will be glad to discuss with you the best form of massage that can help bring you improved health.