Massage therapy is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and can help to promote relaxation. Massage involves applying pressure on target tissues, which may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, feet, or other mechanical devices. There are over eighty different recognized massage modalities!
Overall Wellness and Relaxation
Massage Therapy is the assessment and treatment of soft tissue and joint dysfunction and pain. Massage can help restore flexibility and range of motion as well as increase overall wellness and relaxation. Massage increases the body’s supply of oxygen and nutrients to your muscles, which can help in the release of waste from the muscle tissue. Massage may also accelerate your body's own natural ability to heal itself.
All types of Massage Therapies
Treatment can include myofascial release, dry needling, therapeutic ultrasound & taping, joint mobilization and home exercise. Dry needling is the use of a solid needle for therapy of muscle pain, sometimes also known as intramuscular stimulation. It can help to relax a trigger point within the muscle, and also improves the function of the muscle.