Massage

We’ll Help You Meet Your

Wellness Goals

Massage is hands-on therapy where muscles and other soft tissues are manipulated via fixed and movable pressure to improve health and overall well-being.

As an accepted method of preventive care, therapeutic massage involves different techniques that help:

  • Promote Personal Healing
  • Stimulate circulation
  • Remove toxins/waste products from the body
  • Aid relaxation

What It Helps With

During a typical massage session, neuromuscular trigger points transmit electrical signals from the massage point throughout the body. These signals help

  • Heal damaged muscle
  • Promote circulation
  • Clear waste through the lymphatic system
  • Boost the immune system
  • Reduce pain
  • Ease tension
  • Have a calming effect
  • Act as natural painkillers and a mood elevator

Of the five senses; sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch, touch is the only sense not located on the head. Research has shown that touch is an important basic need, ranking high with food, shelter, and water. Infants, for example, must be touched to develop normally. Without touch, they may be mentally and emotionally disturbed or even die. Adults without touch may become alienated and feel alone. Surprisingly, experience has shown that even some advanced Alzheimer's patients respond positively to massage therapy sessions.

Physiotherapist moving the arm

Positive Effects of Massage

Improves Health by:

  • Increasing blood circulation and lymphatic flow
  • Boosting the bodies' immune system
  • Flushing out toxins and waste products
  • Creating a natural anti-depressant effect and easing tension
  • Inducing relaxation
  • Alleviating sleep disorders

Reduces pain by:

  • Providing a powerful muscle relaxant
  • Stretching shortened muscles and connective tissues, such as ligaments & tendons
  • Breaking the cycle of compensation patterns
  • Reducing exercise-induced muscle soreness via the flushing out of excess lactic acid
  • Stimulating the production of endorphins, the bodies natural pain killer
  • Introducing new information via the nervous system and re-educating the muscles responsible for poor posture

Increases strength by:

  • Maximizing the bodies' performance ability: a result of muscles and all systems of the body being healthy and in balance
  • Reducing the formation of scar tissue (Massage helps collagen layers lay down straight, instead of crisscrossing. This increases the elasticity of the tissue and speeds up recovery)

Decreases stress by:

  • Decreasing the lungs' rate of respiration
  • Decreasing the heart rate, helping to decrease anxiety levels
  • Increasing mental awareness
  • Reducing many stress-related components which trigger many diseases
Masseur doing massage on man body

How to Prepare for a Massage

Hydrate

Drink plenty of water in preparation for a massage session. Before a massage, the muscle should not be hard as a rock. Therapy at a massage clinic is targeted at muscle, and releasing muscle may be impossible until the shrunken fascia is loosened. Hot stones may alleviate this tension. However, proper hydration is most effective. Time spent loosening the fascia is time wasted, and it can be put to better use.

Post Massage Hydration

After a therapy session, the goal is for muscle fascia to maintain a soft and supple state. Returning to shrunken and tight fascia undermines the many benefits of massage therapy.

What to Expect in a Massage Session

In a first session, a massage therapist will ask you to describe any physical problems you are experiencing.

  • Talk about your neck/back pain, stress, or muscle soreness and tension.
  • If you are nervous, your therapist will make you feel comfortable, relaxed and alleviate some fear out of the massage process.
  • At a massage clinic, you will be asked to describe your medical history in detail.
  • You will be instructed in advance on what to wear keeping in mind your comfort.
  • You will be instructed to either lay face up or face down, then to simply relax.
  • A sheet and blanket will then cover you.
  • The only part of the body exposed will be the area being massaged.
  • The setting and ambiance in a massage clinic are designed to create a stress-free environment—warm room temperature, comfortable massage table, relaxation-inducing lighting, and music.
  • When the massage is over, your therapist will leave the room.
  • Simply take your time, do not feel rushed, and come out when you are ready.

Why Choose Our Services

  • Our therapists have experienced firsthand the benefits of massage therapy. Personal results with therapeutic massage led many of our therapists down the career path to becoming certified massage therapists.
  • Our massage team brings decades of experience to the massage table specializing in deep-tissue, Swedish, therapeutic, full-body, prenatal, sports, and medical-massage.
  • They have an advanced understanding of muscles and muscle groups; the way they work, respond, and the best way to manipulate them.
  • They handle all massage therapy treatments on an individual needs basis; no massage is the same, and each is tailored to the specific needs of the client.
  • They are dependable; prepared, and ready to start on time.
  • They offer very specific and individual packages and work with referral programs.
  • Above all, they are honest with clients, placing their needs as a number one priority.

Call us today at +1 (303) 920-9486 to schedule your appointment. We look forward to working with you.