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Benefits of Massage Therapy

Encourages relaxation
Helps manage pain
Improves flexibility and range of motion
Lowers blood pressure
Relaxes muscles
Relieves stress

Frequently used modalities

Acupressure - Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) technique derived from acupuncture. Physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points. Most migraine headaches are relieved with 15 minutes with Acupressure.

Craniosacral - A gentle approach that releases tensions deep in the body by applying light touch to the skull, face, spine, and pelvis.

Deep tissue - Deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).

Geriatric - Gentle and light application of massage techniques and can include passive stretching, Can help enhance blood circulation, combat depression, improve balance and flexibility, reduce the pain of arthritis, increase joint mobility, improve posture, and encourage overall well-being.

Lymphatic drainage - Technique used to stimulate the lymphatic system to assist is reduction of localized swelling.

Reflexology - Based on the principle that there are reflexes in the hands and feet that relate to every organ, gland, and system of the body. Relief for plantar fasciitis and neuropathy caused by diabetes and chemotherapy.

Swedish - Sliding or gliding, kneading, rhythmic tapping, friction and vibration/shaking. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain and joint stiffness.

Trigger point - Specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release.