What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissue to improve your circulation, range of motion, tissue healing, and function.  Massage also reduces your muscle spasm(s) and promotes well-being. There are many benefits of therapeutic massage such as:

  • Reducing muscle tension and soreness
  • Pain management
  • Decreasing inflammation
  • Improving detoxification
  • Promoting healing from injuries
  • Increasing joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Improving circulation, posture, sleep, and digestion
  • Relieving pregnancy discomforts
  • Reducing stress


There is scientific research that shows how massage can help with a variety of health conditions including:
  • Sports Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Neck and back pain
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Circulatory problems
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Sleep disorders
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Stress
  • Tendonitis
  • Whiplash


There are a number of massage techniques that are used to achieve optimal wellness including:


Myofascial Release – Soft tissue therapy used to treat dysfunction in the body.  It relieves your pain and increases your range of motion. Myofascial therapy relaxes tight muscles, increases circulation, improves lymphatic drainage, and stimulates the stretch reflex of muscles and overlying fascia.

Neuromuscular/Trigger Point Therapy – A massage therapy technique that uses the neuromuscular system to balance and normalize your muscle function and reduce the your pain. Trigger point therapy is a deep tissue pressure point technique used for spot work to relieve your pain and increase your mobility.

Therapeutic Deep Tissue Therapy – A form of massage therapy where deep work is applied to the belly of your muscle. Deep work can be used with active or passive range of motions and muscle stripping.

Sports Massage – A form of massage therapy used to enhances sports performance and help your body recuperate faster from delayed muscle soreness. Different sports techniques help stretch and relax muscles both before and after a workout. Sports massage reduces your chance of injury by increasing your range of motion and flexibility.

PNF stretching, or Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation stretching – Massage therapy techniques used to enhance your active and passive ranges of motion.  PNF can be used to make quick gains in range of motion to help athletes improve performance.

Prenatal Massage – Massage therapy performed during pregnancy to minimize stress, promote relaxation and prepare the muscles for child birth. Benefits of prenatal massage include: relieving headaches, fatigue, leg cramps, nerve pain, back aches, and swelling.

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