“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.” ~ Dalai Lama
Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being.
Massage involves acting on and manipulating the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually. Target tissues include muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin, joints and other connective tissue. There are a variety of massage techniques and modalities that we incorporate into the practice:
Trigger Point Release (TPR); is an application of slowly increasing , non-painful pressure over a trigger point until the barrier of tissue resistance is encountered, contact is maintained until the tissue barrier releases.
Myofascial Release (MFR); a safe and effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.
Muscle Energy Technique (MET); improve alignment of bones and joints by harnessing the power of the muscular system, a gentle and active modality.
Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD); is a procedure is a slow circular and careful pumping massage movements of the hand and thumb. This smooth and harmonic form of massage stimulates the lymphatic flow, it will reduce painful swelling and encourage proper healing of the tissue.
General Swedish Massage (GSM); joint mobilization, compression, rocking, tendon strumming, tapotement; for reducing tension, improving circulation and increasing relaxation of muscles.
Therapeutic Exercise Programs; may include stretching, strengthening, hydrotherapy, lifestyle choices for self care management.
Benefits of Therapeutic Massage
Continuous research is informing us that there are enormous benefits to be gained from regular massage therapy. From treating chronic diseases and physical injuries, to alleviating the stress of our fast-paced lifestyle, massage therapy can help.
Some of the Physical Benefits of Massage Include:
Relief of Pain, Stiffness & Discomfort
Increased Mobility & Function
Some of the Psychological Benefits of Massage Include:
Enhanced Sleep Quality