Massage provides benefits to many common conditions.
Massage can be beneficial for many medical conditions, including, but not limited to:
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Back pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Rotator Cuff injuries
- Carpel Tunnel
- Stiff neck & shoulder
- Thoracic outlet Syndrome
- Hip pain
Pregnancy is a time of major structural, physiological and psychological changes in a woman's life. Massage can play an important role by reducing neck and back pain (caused by the change in posture) and stimulating lymphatic drainage (thereby reducing edema). Regular massage throughout pregnancy keeps you more comfortable and makes for an easier delivery.
If pregnant, you must check with your physician before coming for a massage.
Sports Performance & Injury Healing
Regular massage can help you realize your full athletic performance potential. A massage before an activity can loosen muscles for maximum performance and prevent injury. After an activity, a massage reduces lactic acid buildup and relieves soreness and cramping. By increasing circulation, dispersing edema and preventing the formation of adhesions, massage speeds up the healing of injuries such as:
- Sprains and strains
- Shin splints
- Tennis and golf elbow
Relaxation and Stress Reduction
Stress is the number one cause of illness in our society. Regular massage helps relieve the effects of our stress-filled world by inducing a state of deep relaxation and by easing chronic muscular tension. Massage also decreases stress-related hormones while increasing immune system functions. Medical research indicates that there is a close relationship between a stressful lifestyle and many physical ailments including:
- High blood pressure
- Chronic fatigue
- Emotional disorders (such as excessive anxiety, anger, irritability, depression)
- Chronic tension headaches
- Poor digestion, constipation