What Is Massage Therapy?
Massage Therapy treats the soft tissues and joints of the body to prevent physical dysfunction and relieve pain. We work together towards your needs and goals to maintain and restore function, enhance your well-being and return you to a balanced state.
What Happens When We Are Stressed
Often we are unaware of issues until we feel pain and a reduced ability to move. In simple terms it’s our body’s way of saying it needs attention. Stress and tension can be triggered by physical and emotion causes. Both can cause tension such as repeatedly doing the same action like a cashier at work, or emotional stress that has rooted chemically into the body tissues. When muscle tissue and tendons are repeatedly stressed or injured, scar tissue, reduced elasticity, and dehydration can occur. The muscle layers cannot glide easily and begin to stick together, the blood supply needed to feed them properly with oxygen and nutrients is reduced, and so is the ability to remove waste from them, adding further injury to the muscles.
How Massage Therapy Works
Massage Therapy treats the source of the issue by addressing the injured muscles and joints through manipulation reducing scar tissue, lengthening the muscles and giving the body space to heal. It flushes out metabolic waste and toxins and allows blood and hydration back into the areas where it’s needed, reducing pain and increasing movement, flexibility and function.