There are as many kinds of Massage Therapy as there are reasons for visiting a therapist. A massage can be a great way to relax a stressed body, injuries heal faster when massage is part of the treatment. As a co-treatment with Chiropractic or other therapy, a faster recovery may be possible.
Therapeutic needs vary from day-to-day, person-to-person, and for each one of those needs there is a massage type to choose from. With variations in pressure, technique, areas of focus and desired outcome, the right choice in technique will result in favourable outcomes.
Massage Therapy can be described as methodical friction, stroking or kneading of the body with the hands to relieve stress, promote relaxation, improve circulation and stimulate muscle function.
Massage therapists are professionally trained to assess and treat a wide range of conditions from sports and work-related injuries to stress, headaches and arthritis. Muscle imbalances associated with these conditions, whether due to postural stressors or overuse, can cause pain and stiffness. Massage therapy treatments focus on restoring muscles to supple, healthy state allowing for improved mobility and better support for your spine and joints.
A sense of renewed energy and relaxation is often felt in response to these treatments. Once treatment goals are met, a recommended schedule of massage therapy would be once a month to maintain the benefits achieved.