What is Massage Therapy used for?
Massage therapy has had a long history in many cultures all over the world, to be used for wide-ranging health-related purposes. It is often considered part of complementary and alternative medicine and encompasses different styles and techniques to relieve pain and muscle tension, increase relaxation, rehabilitate sports injuries, reduce stress, anxiety and depression and improve general well being.
Massage Therapy, how does it work?
While there are several types of massage, therapists generally use their fingers, hands, elbows, forearms and even feet to press, rub, knead and manipulate muscles and other soft tissues of the body. The pressure applied to muscles can vary and it is important to communicate with your therapist what feels the most comfortable and manageable.
What happens during Massage Therapy?
During a massage, one can be in a prone, supine or side lying position. Depending on your preference of style of massage, your therapist will then use the different techniques to work out your muscle tension. Ideally, having a massage every 4-6 weeks helps to maintain good muscle tone and helps to work out your kinks before they build up too much. However, frequency also depends on every individual’s lifestyle, time and budget.
Effects after Massage Therapy
Some common effects of massage therapy could be some fatigue, temporary discomfort and sensitivity in the muscles. Overall most feel more recharged and rejuvenated, feeling better physically, mentally and emotionally.
Our therapists are properly trained to give you the best possible experience during and after your therapeutic massage.