Introduction to Massage

If you are looking for an effective way to relax, re-align, and rejuvenate then you may want to consider massage. Massage can relax muscles, sooth your aches, and restore your body's balance. It rejuvenates and makes us better able to handle all the challenges that come with life. Our experienced, professional therapists believe that each client deserves a great revitalizing experience, exceptional care, and a customized treatment that addresses individual needs. These therapists know most of us have hectic lifestyles, and they want to help relieve the tension associated with our daily stressors.

Today many Americans rely on massage to provide relaxation and help achieve a balanced lifestyle. So schedule an appointment and find out how amazing it feels to be pampered by a professional massage therapist.

The Many Benefits of Massage

The Many Benefits of Massage

Massage has been long recognized to provide numerous health benefits, especially when treatment is received on a regular basis. Below is a list of ways in which massage can help improve your mental and physical state.

Massage Can Help Improve:

  1. Circulation and tissue oxygenation
  2. Concentration
  3. Endorphin release
  4. Energy levels
  5. Immunity
  6. Injury rehabilitation
  7. Joint flexibility
  8. Lymphatic flow
  9. Pain management
  10. Posture
Massage Can Help Reduce:
  1. Anxiety
  2. Depression
  3. Fatigue
  4. Headaches / Headache pain
  5. High blood pressure
  6. Low-back pain
  7. Medication dependency
  8. Migraine pain
  9. Muscular tension and stiffness
  10. Stress

Massage, a Gateway to Stress Relief

Massage, a Gateway to Stress Relief

While the motives to seek massage range from luxurious pampering to therapeutic relief, one of the most valuable benefits is stress relief. This is because stress may contribute to other disease processes and accelerated aging.

As most of us realize, completely eliminating anxiety and stress is unrealistic, therefore managing stress becomes a critical component of one's well-being. By alleviating your stress levels massage helps enhance concentration and focus, increase energy levels, reduce fatigue, and improve the quality of sleep. Some people may even experience greater mental clarity and a sense of tranquility that can persist for days after a massage session.

All of this can lend to a more productive and fulfilling life.

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  2. Epel, E.S. Accelerated telomere shortening in response to life stress. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. December 7, 2004. 101 (49): 17312 - 17315.

The Power of Touch

The Power of Touch

From helping manage chronic disease to reducing everyday stress, the advantages of touch are vast. As a result, massage is being utilized to assist in scenarios as diverse as hospice care, neonatal intensive care, pain management, and even postsurgical recovery.

Furthermore, massage is associated with positive outcomes such as:

  • A reduction in arthritic pain and stiffness
  • A reduction in burn-related itching and pain
  • A reduction in chronic neck pain symptoms with an increase in function¬≥
  • Immediate pain relief and improved mood in patients with advance cancer4.
    Cancer patients should consult their oncologist before using massage.
  • A reduction in nausea in patients receiving chemotherapy5.
    Cancer patients should consult their oncologist before using massage.
  • A reduction in hypertension levels (specifically a decrease in diastolic pressure)
  • A reduction in perineal tearing during childbirth6.
    Pregnant women should consult their health care provider before using massage.
  • Improved weight gain in preterm infants7,8
  1. Sherman KJ, Cherkin DC, Hawkes RJ, et al. Randomized trial of therapeutic massage for chronic neck pain. Clinical Journal of Pain. 2009; 25 (3): 233 ?238.
  2. Kutner JS, Smith MC, Corbin L, et al. Massage Therapy versus Simple Touch to Improve Pain and Mood in Patients with Advanced Cancer. Annals of Internal Medicine. September 16, 2008; Volume 149 (6): pages 369 - 379
  3. Billhult A, Bergbom I, Stener-Victorin E. Massage relieves nausea in women with breast cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy. Journal of alternative and complementary medicine. January / February 2007; 13 (1): 53 - 7
  4. Perineal Massage in Pregnancy. Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health. January / February 2005; 50 (1): 63 - 64
  5. Diego MA, Field T, Hernandez-Reif M, Deeds O, Ascencio A, Begert G. Preterm infant massage elicits consistent increases in vagal activity and gastric motility that are associated with greater weight gain. Acta paediatrica. November 2007; 96 (11): 1588 - 91
  6. Massaro AN, Hammad TA, Jazzo B, Aly H. Massage with kinesthetic stimulation improves weight gain in preterm infants. Journal of perinatology: official journal of the California Perinatal Association. May 2009; 29 (5): 352 - 7

If you have a medical condition and are unsure whether massage would be appropriate for you, discuss your concerns with your primary health care provider.

Regular Massages = Increased Advantages

Regular Massages = Increased Advantages

Massage helps you relax, re-align, and rejuvenate. Massage also has health advantages that can positively influence your physical and mental well-being. That is what makes massage so amazing: while it feels like a pampering indulgence, it is also a form of personal care that can have meaningful benefits.

Furthermore, using massage to relieve stress at consistent intervals can contribute to your ongoing health, youth preservation, and longevity. For all these reasons and more, we encourage you to establish a schedule as a necessary component of your wellness plan. Work with us to establish a treatment schedule that suites your long-term goals for a more balanced and fulfilling lifestyle.