What is Intentional Massage?
In a society of high tech lifestyles and multiple demands, massage is increasingly becoming a way to support overall wellness and is no longer considered a luxury. Our therapists understand that pain is often just a symptom of an underlying cause and excel at giving your body the attention it needs whether you have a chronic pain condition or are a weekend warrior. We offer a variety of massage techniques to meet your individual needs including Swedish, deep tissue, sports, trigger point, and pregnancy.
Massage Therapy Benefits
Massage is a method of treating the tissues of the body using techniques such as stroking, kneading, friction, stretching, or compressing; it is one of the oldest healing arts, with Chinese records dating back 3,000 years. It is a type of therapy with numerous benefits that are varied from person to person and can have a far reaching impact. Benefits of Massage Therapy include but are not limited to:
- relieves chronic muscle tension, through deep relaxation
- decreases headaches, pain and improves range of motion
- improves circulation and flexibility
- improves immune function
- fosters a sense of well-being through renewed energy and a cleared mind
- reduces mental and physical stress and fosters a sense of peace and stillness
- helps reduce symptoms from fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety, insomnia
Massage for Chronic Conditions
Today massage therapy is used in the management of many chronic health conditions including low back, muscle and joint pain, headache, arthritis, auto immune disease, fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety and insomnia. By improving range of motion, flexibility, circulation, and immune function, therapeutic massage helps prevent injury and illness. You can move through life with more ease and grace. Other therapeutic benefits of massage reduce stress by providing your body's musculoskeletal and nervous systems the experience of the relaxation response, reminding them how good it feels to really relax.