Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage is more than just about feeling good. It’s a powerful tool for health maintenance. Studies have shown that massage is helpful for:
As health professionals we feel it is essential to do more than just treat muscular stress and injuries. What, if anything, pre-disposes you to injury? Are you inefficient? Are there simple things you can do to minimize stress? We offer wide range of services for assessment, treatment and re-education of musculo-skeletal injuries. Our comprehensive programs allow us to provide the most effective treatment available.
MASSAGE THERAPY STYLES
Active Release Techniques® (ART)
A movement-based massage system in which the ART® provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements. Excellent for recovering from old injuries, chronic strain/sprain or overuse situations, and keeping the body in top performance condition. Click here to read more.
A gentle, hands on approach where a certified practitioner will release restrictions of the craniosacral system - made up of the membranes and cerebral spinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord - to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
Deep Tissue Massage
An integrative massage modality that uses various techniques such as Swedish massage, Myofascial Release, trigger point therapy and sustained deep pressure to relieve severe tension in the muscles and fascia.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
A gentle technique that works through the body’s lymphatic system to trigger circulation and stimulate the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems. Results can include reductions in edema (swelling), detoxification of the body, pain relief, deep relaxation, and regeneration of tissue including burns, wounds and wrinkles.
A technique for stretching the fascia and releasing bonds between fascia and muscles to eliminate pain and increase range of motion. Myofascial release involves applying compression in various directions or skin rolling.
A deep manual therapy technique geared to balancing the central nervous system with the musculoskeletal system. Through applied pressure on trigger points, NMT addresses postural dysfunction, injury prevention and chronic pain.
Polarity Therapy is a system involving energy-based bodywork, diet, exercise and self- awareness. It works with the concept of an energetic field that surrounds the body. The depth of pressure varies, and results can include profound relaxation, new insight into energetic patterns and their implications, and relief from numerous specific problematic situations.
Pre & Post Natal Massage
Prenatal Massage focuses on the mother-to-be as she goes through the changes due to pregnancy, helping to aid her in health, pain management and rapid recovery. Massage therapy enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue.
An integrative approach that is focused on the particular muscles and injuries specific to a sport. It encompasses any technique that the therapist knows and feels are necessary for a particular session, most of the time, those techniques are deep tissue and stretching.
Swedish massage combines various hands-on techniques including gliding, kneading, and cross-fiber friction to break up muscle knots, called adhesions. Swedish massage can be slow and gentle, or vigorous and bracing, depending on what the client and therapist are looking to achieve.