Massage Therapy

Massage therapy addresses a variety of health conditions, the most prevalent being stress-related tension, which, experts believe, accounts for 80%-90% of disease. Massage has been proven beneficial in treating and aiding headaches, sleep disorders, high blood pressure, back pain, neck pain, immunity suppression, postoperative surgery, age-related disorders, depression, repetitive strain injuries and sports related injuries to name just a few.

Here's why:

Bodywork offers a drug-free, noninvasive approach based on the body's natural ability to heal itself.

  • Massage has many physiological effects, such as:
  • •Increasing circulation, allowing the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs.
  • •Stimulating the lymph system, the body's natural defence, against toxic invaders.
  • •Relaxing and softening injured and overused muscles.
  • •Reducing spasms and cramping.
  • •Increasing joint flexibility.
  • •Reducing recovery time for strenuous workouts and eliminating subsequent pains for a athlete at any level.
  • •Releasing endorphins, the body's natural painkiller. For this reason, massage is being incorporated into treatment for chronic illness, injury and recovery from surgery to control and relieve pain.
  • •Relieving pain for migraine sufferers and decreasing the need for medication.
  • •Improving range of motion and decreasing discomfort for patients with low back pain.
  • •Providing exercise and stretching for atrophied muscles and reducing shortening of the muscles for those with restricted range of motion.