Therapeutic massage is an ancient health practice that is becoming
more widely used in our culture. The healing systems of many
cultures use hands-on therapy to relieve aches and pains and
facilitate the bodies own healing powers. Massage enhances general
health by improving circulation of blood and lymph, relaxing
muscles, and improving joint mobility, encouraging relaxation,
improving immune system functioning and relieving pain caused by
trauma or stress. When stress has brought imbalance to our
well-being, therapeutic massage helps us to regain that balance by
relaxing tense muscles, reducing anxiety, and restoring a calm mind
and a feeling of well being.
Massage can help our bodies and minds
through life changes such as childbearing, and studies have shown
how well massage helps premature and developmentally challenged
babies to thrive. From infancy to old age, massage has been found to
enhance general health and well-being. Therapeutic massage has many
applications and variations. Because its used for health promotion
as well as for its curative aspect, it can truthfully be said that
if you have a body, you can benefit form therapeutic massage.
A technique that incorporates long gliding strokes, muscle
kneading and other prescribed movements to increase circulation,
stimulate the nervous system, and initiate a relaxation
Moderate pressure addressing areas of stress and stubborn
contractions in muscle tissue, referred to as trigger points,
which cause chronic pain.
Deep Tissue Therapy
Uses slow, lengthening strokes, working deeply to affect the
connective tissue surrounding the muscles, freeing adhesions and
restoring the tissue to its natural elastic and relaxed state.
Combines several specific techniques into an integrative massage
to relieve muscular spasms, reduce swelling and pain from
injuries, and help athletes maximize physical performance.
Improves circulation while reducing tension and fatigue. Helps
to alleviate neck and back pain related to postural and muscular
changes. Relaxes both mother and baby through nourishing touch.