Massage is one of the oldest healing arts dating back 3,000 years.
Massage is used to soothe aches and pains and assist is the body’s ability to heal itself. Its healing qualities have proven beneficial for many conditions. Some of these include: reducing chronic back pain, increasing joint flexibility, combating fatigue, reducing high blood pressure, reducing stress, relief of headaches and migraines, and lessen depression, and anxiety and so much more. Massage helps improve circulation and helps the body fight disease and illness. Massage therapy is also used in combination with other medical modalities to help the body the increase healing process.
Swedish massage is the most common type of massage that involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, rolling, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. This can also combined with movement of the joints to aid in relaxation and improve flexibility.
A style of massage that is designed to get into the connective tissue of the body, rather than just the surface muscles. When a massage therapist performs this type of treatment, they use a variety of techniques to deeply penetrate the muscles and fascia, loosening them and releasing tension.
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones, either as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly.