Massage is a form of therapeutic touch. It is a hands-on modality that when taken regularly may, destress the body, assist in injury recovery, promote circulation & enhance range of motion through stiff joints. Massage relieves sore, tired muscles, releases tight fascia & contributes to shorter injury recovery times. It can be beneficial to anyone who engages in repetitive physical activity, which is hard on the body. People who include regular massage treatments benefit in more than purely physical ways. Massage assists the release of endorphins, so is a great way to de-stress, reduce anxiety & assists in managing mental health conditions. In addition, massage helps reduce or alleviate headaches, joint pain, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia and much more.
The type of massage you may want can vary from relaxation (long, smooth, slow strokes toward the heart, to relax the body and mind, stimulate surface blood flow), remedial (isolated to specific body parts), to deep tissue (aiming to alleviate chronic pain and increase range of motion). Massage is good for almost anyone, whether they are active or sedentary. Consider getting a massage if you are stressed, overwhelmed or in pain. It may help your overall health to have a regular massage. Relaxation massage- With the use of a luxurious blend of essential oils, gentle pressure is applied with long, smooth, slow strokes, to relax the body and mind. Deep tissue massage- Firm pressure is applied to specific muscles to reduce scar tissue formation, alleviate chronic pain and increase range of motion. This technique uses very little oil or balm.
Reflexology is a modality that promotes relaxation and well- being through the release of endorphins, by applying pressure to the nerve endings in the feet. These correspond to various points in the body resulting in the balancing of the bodies organs and systems. For example, the heel represents the hips & the arch of the foot relates to the spine. Reflexology may be an especially useful complementary treatment for neuropathy of the legs, feet and toes. It can also be useful for sore hands and feet. After your session, self care recommendations will also be made.