Massage Therapy involves the manipulation of soft tissue to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasms and stress.
It allows for greater blood flow to the soft tissues and relaxes muscle fibers. It releases endorphins which reduce pain, elevate mood and help the client to feel much more relaxed. Massage therapy helps to reduce stress hormones such as cortisol and facilitates greater healing and well-being for the client.
Massage Therapy is a good form of self-care rather than a self-indulgent luxury treatment. It has many health benefits including stress management, healing and pain reduction, immune system support, blood pressure reduction, and allows for decreased usage of pain medication and less frequent visits to the doctor.
Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (NMT)
Neuromuscular Massage Therapy is a modality which is more specific in identifying and treating soft tissue pain and dysfunction. It works by releasing “trigger points” and reducing tightness in the muscle tissue resulting in pain relief and healing.
NMT is an effective modality for muscle aches and pain due to overuse, injury, stress, car accidents, and sports injuries. It is used to help heal soft tissue problems such as sciatica, headaches, neck and shoulder pain, low back pain, TMJ dysfunction, and whiplash injuries due to motor vehicle accidents.
**Blending NMT with craniosacral therapy in a session combines effective muscle and soft tissue therapy with the deeply balancing, calming and healing effects of craniosacral therapy. It is a favorite of many!