Human Massage

Massage therapy is defined as “..the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissues and joints by mobilization to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain…”

As such, there are many valuable, restorative and healing effects to be gained by engaging in having regular massage therapy treatments.

Some symptoms and ailments that benefit from massage are:

  • TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) pain and dysfunction,
  • headaches /migraines,
  • stress and anxiety,
  • Sciatica / Piriformis Syndrome,
  • muscular aches and pains,
  • sprains and strains,
  • acute and chronic pains from injuries and  / or falls,
  • scar tissue alignment and restoration,
  • Plantar Fasciitis,
  • Frozen Shoulder / Shoulder impingements,
  • Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain Syndromes,
  • pregnancy adaptations, and
  • digestive issues (Constipation, Crohns etc)

Massage therapy goals are to reduce pain, relieve stress, reduce muscle tension, promote relaxation, and to promote overall emotional and physical well-being.

Other benefits of massage are:

  • improved flexibility and range of motion
  • improved local circulation
  • decreased swelling and congestion
  • improved rehabilitation after injuries, ailments and operations
  • improved sleep quality and increased energy
  • reduced feelings of stress