Some of the many health benefits of massage
- Pain relief and loosening of tense muscles
- Increases blood supply and nutrition to muscles
- Stimulates lymph circulation and hastens the elimination of wastes
- Dilates blood vessels therefore improving circulation and relieving congestion throughout the body
- Promotes muscle recovery and improves overall muscle balance
- Speeds healing of injured tissue
- Sedative effect on nervous system
A closer look at some the techniques we use
This is the most common type of massage therapy. Massage therapists use long smooth strokes, kneading, and circular movements on superficial layers of muscle tissues. Generally, Swedish massage techniques are perfect for relaxation and pain relief and tension.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. The massage therapist applies slower strokes and deeper pressure across the grain of the muscle. It is effective for pain relief, general tension, repetitive strain, postural problems, sore muscles or recovery from injury. People often feel sore for one to two days after deep tissue massage but feel great a few days later.
Prenatal massage can be very helpful easing the discomforts of pregnancy. This type of massage can help with low back tension, hip pain , sciatic problems as well as increase blood flow which brings more nutrients to the mother and baby. It can also help with anxiety or depression. This is a gentle and soothing way for a pregnant woman to relax and feel comfortable in her changing body.
During CST therapists use a light touch to feel the rhythmic motion of the cerebrospinal fluid within the craniosacral system. This will feel like the therapist is “holding” an area on your body. Any restrictions or blockages are treated with these light-touch adjustments. CST treats the central nervous system functioning which kick-starts the body’s self-healing mechanisms.
Myofascial Release is a safe and effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. A gentle pressure applied slowly will allow for fascia to elongate.
Reiki supports emotion, mind, body and soul. It assists with overall well being because it works with your endocrine system and the parasympathetic nervous system which signals your body to relax and recover.
Some conditions that can benefit from regular Reiki sessions:
- Pre and post operation times
- Chronic or acute pain such as arthritis or fibromyalgia
- Physical injuries
- Vertigo symptoms
- Stress and anxiety
- Meditative experience
A treatment can allow you to engage and release the personal feelings that no longer serves you. This can lead to deep relaxation creating a feeling of inner peace and well being.