The "Power" of Massage Therapy

  What Can Massage Therapy Do For You?

So what's all the "hype" about massage therapy?  What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage and bodywork treatments?  Massage is useful for the below conditions & more:

 

  • Alleviate low back pain & improve range of motion

  • Ease medication dependence

  • Ease arthritis aches & pains

  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow

  • Exercise & stretch tight, weak & overworked muscles

  • Help athletes of any level prepare for and/or recover from taxing workouts

  • Help lower high blood pressure

  • Increase joint flexibility

  • Improves circulation by pumping oxygen & nutrients into tissues & vital organs

  • Lessen depression & anxiety

  • Reduce muscle spasms & cramping

  • Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling

  • Relax and soften tired, injured & overused muscles

  • Relieve migraine pain

Experts estimate that upwards of 90% of disease is stress related!  And nothing ages us faster, internally or externally, than high stress.  In today's fast-paced environment massage can definitely help to manage our stress levels.  How, you ask?

 

  • Decreased anxiety                                    

  • Enhanced sleep quality

  • Greater energy

  • Improved concentration

  • Increased circulation

  • Reduced fatigue

Our specialty is Prenatal, Postnatal, Fertility & Infant Massage Therapy, meaning we are CERTIFIED in all modalities.  We recommend seeking out a theraist who is certified in these modalities to ensure the best outcome for your specific needs.   Let's talk about the "power" that massage therapy has on each.

 

Prenatal

Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complimentary additional to your prenatal health and wellness routine.  It is a great way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness for you and your baby. Some benefits of prenatal massage include:

  • Assists with shorter, easier labor and may shorten maternity hospital stays

  • Better sleep

  • Can be used during labor & delivery to make childbirth easier & more comfortable (Yes, we provide labor and delivery massage!  Ask for details!)

  • Eases muscle discomfort in the low back, neck, hips, legs and feet

  • Eases joint pain and discomfort from carrying the extra weight of the baby

  • Helps relieve stress, anxiety & depression

  • Improves blood circulation delivering more oxygen and nutrients to mother and baby

  • Lessens fatigue

  • Lessens sciatic pain

  • Promotes tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks

  • Reduces swelling in the hands, feet, ankles and legs

Postnatal

The first few weeks after delivery can be stressful as you adjust to life with a newborn.  Adjusting to a new schedule, coping with breastfeeding, deprived of sleep amongst many other things.  A postnatal massage can help you recover from childbirth by reducing stress, providing mental clarity and relieving muscle tension and joint pain, helping you get back to feeling your optimal.  

Some benefits of postnatal massage include:

  • Assists in speeding up recovery from a caesarean section. Massaging the scar tissue around your incision helps to soften and smooth out the scar

  • Help you cope better with baby blues or postpartum depressesion by reducing stress

  • Increases circulation, stimulating the healing process of your internal organs & tissues

  • Increases overall mental and emotion well-being

  • Oxytocins released by your body can trigger the milk ejection reflex which helps  make breastfeeding your baby easier.  A breast massage will help open blocked ducts, loosen clumps or hardened areas and reduce the risk of mastitis

  • Reduce cramps and muscle spasms

  • Reduces sore spots & relaxes muscle tension by increasing blood flow and oxygen to your muscles, ridding your body of toxins that built up during childbirth

  • Rejuvenation of mind, body & spirit

  • Tone & tighten stretched muscles to help bring your body back to it's pre-pregnancy state

Fertility

Fertility massage is perfect for anyone desiring to conceive.  It is a powerful blend of massage

techniques, including abdominal massage, cranio-sacral massage, pulsing, reflexology and guided visualisations whos purpose is to cleanse and detoxify the body, physically and emotionally, leaving you with a deep sense of mental peace.

Some benefits of fertility massage include:

  • Helps the body to rid itself of old stagnant blood, tissues and scar tissue

  • Helps to reposition a tilted uterus

  • Helps to resolve blockages in the fallopian tubes

  • Improves digestion and absorption of nutrients, thus enhancing the immune system

  • Increases blood flow to the reproductive organs (uterus, ovaries & fallopian tubes)

  • Promotes hormonal balance

  • Relieves stress and anxiety

  • Reduces inflammation due to PCOS, cysts or fibroids

Infant

Infant massage provides a parent - infant boding that fosters love, compassion and respect and fosters your babys growth and well-being.  Some benefits of infant massage include:

  • Enhances the immune system function

  • Helps improve sensory & body awareness

  • Helps baby to sleep deeper and more soundly

  • Helps to improve pain management; can relieve discomfort from teething

  • Helps to normalize muscle tone

  • Helps to resolve blockages in the fallopian tubes

  • Improves circulation, respiration and general overall well-being

  • Improves overall functioning of the gastointestinal tract (congestion, colic, gas)

  • Promotes relaxation and helps babies self-regulate calm, which reduces crying

  • Provides parent/infant bonding that fosters love, compassion and respect

 

"Being touched and caressed, being massaged, is food for the infant.  Food is as necessary as minerals, vitamins and proteins."  Dr. Federick Laboyer

 

There's no denying the power of massage and bodywork treatments!  Regardless of how we describe it (pampering, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (pregnancy aches & pains, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful resource in your health & wellness plan.

Increase the Benefits with Frequent Visits

Massage therapy can do a world of good for your mind, body & spirit!  And getting massage on a frequent, regular basis can do even more.  That is the beauty of massage & bodywork treatments!  Incorporating regular sessions into your health & wellness routine can play a huge part in how healthy you'll be and how youthful you'll feel with each passing year.  Budgeting time and money for massage and bodywork treatments at consistent intervals (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, bi-monthly) is truly an investment in your health.  And remember just because massage may feel like a pampering treatment doesn't mean it is any less therapeutic!  Consider massage appointments a vital and necessary part of your health and wellness plan.  Let us know we can help you establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.  

 

After all, every body deserves a massage!

 

 

 

 

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