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Massage is one of the oldest, simplest forms of therapy. It combines several techniques, such as stroking, pressing and kneading, to different areas of the body to relieve pain, relax, stimulate, and tone the body. Massage does much more than create a pleasant sensation on the skin, it also works on the soft tissues(the muscles, tendons, and ligaments) to improve muscle tone. Although it largely affects those muscles just under the skin, its benefits may also reach the deeper layers of muscle and possibly even the organs themselves. Massage also stimulates blood circulation and assists the lymphatic system (which runs parallel to the circulatory system).
Although a single massage will be enjoyable, receiving regular massages can produce powerful changes in the body. Regular massage can strengthen and tone the entire body mechanism, and help to prevent unnecessary strains and injuries that might otherwise occur. Massage can stimulate or calm the nervous system, depending upon what is required by the individual, thus help reduce fatigue, leaving the receiver feeling replenished and energized. At its best, massage has the potential to restore the individual physically, mentally and spiritually.
Massage has also been known to increase one's alertness and overall energy level. Digestion, breathing, appearance, metabolism and several other aspects of the body are stabilized and operate more efficiently after bodywork. In addition to all the benefits listed below, massage FEELS WONDERFUL!
As modern society rediscovers the benefits of Massage Therapy, people are increasingly looking to touch-based manual therapies for the relief from stress, physical pain, and dysfunction. In our fast-paced and stress laden society massage can provide a way to relieve stress symptoms and reduce the negative impacts stress has on the body.
People with the following conditions have reported that therapeutic massage has lessened or relieved many of their symptoms:
Realize that massage can be a useful tool in managing your health,but it's not the entire treatment. For many injuries and muscle conditions, massage may be a tool to make you feel better and experience less pain, but it doesn't take the place of standard treatments and exercises, including flexibility, strength training and aerobic conditioning.
Massage is generally safe as long as it's done by a trained therapist. But massage isn't for everyone. For some people and conditions, it can even be dangerous. Discuss massage with your doctor and your practitioner before making an appointment if you have:
Additionally, talk to your doctor before getting a massage if you are
pregnant. Your practitioner will ask you about your specific health
conditions and determine if massage therapy is a good idea. In some cases, the practitioner may need your doctor’s permission before providing services.
Please give at least a 24-hour notification for cancellations. NOTE: there is $40 fee for no-shows & non-emergency late cancellations as they prevent other guests from receiving services during that time.