The healthcare field is constantly changing and evolving and massage therapy is no exception. When you hear “massage,” maybe you think softly lit room with candles, hot stones, relaxation…thank God for my company benefits?!
Although these images of massage are by no means a misconception, they certainly don’t illustrate the whole picture. Massage is no longer just a light rub down. The number of skills and techniques being employed by massage therapists is constantly expanding, providing you with a more comprehensive treatment to improve your wellbeing.
Massage therapy continues to be a hands-on therapeutic technique that focuses primarily on the body’s soft tissue (skin, muscles, fascia, etc), while producing positive effects on the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems. General massage boasts many benefits to the whole body including: relaxation, decreased pain, decreased muscle tension and spasm , reduced scar tissue and adhesions within and between muscles and fascia, and improved circulation, nourishing muscles and removing waste products from tissues. Different techniques offered by your massage therapist will focus on different structures in the body and address different problems. Deep tissue massage, rolfing and visceral manipulation are among some of the techniques used at our clinic. Click here to read more about our RMT’s.
Why go to massage therapy?
The main reasons are:
- to reduce pain
- to improve function by increasing mobility, ease and flexibility of tissues
- to release adhesions (AKA tissues that are stuck)
- to assist in general relaxation
- to improve visceral (organ) function