What are the benefits of Massage Therapy? 


Massage Therapy is the assessment and treatment of the soft tissues (muscles, ligaments, fascia) and joints of the body. Massage Therapy improves health by promoting circulation, normal movement and alignment of the body.

 Massage Therapy has been shown to decrease pain, improve movement of joints and soft tissues of the body, enhance circulation of blood and lymph, promote a sense of relaxation and well being, and improve quality of sleep. Reduction of anxiety and depression have been noted as being among Massage Therapy's greatest effects. 

Traditional Massage Therapy (or General Swedish Massage) involves compression, stretching, kneading of soft tissues, and gentle mobilization of the joints, often with a relaxation-oriented focus. Therapeutic Massage uses the techniques listed above, but may include sub-modalities of massage therapy such as muscle energy, myofascial release, and cranio-sacral therapy.

Massage Therapy is used to treat a variety of conditions ranging from mild aches and pains to more complex health problems. Below is a list of conditions commonly treated using Massage Therapy.

  • Muscle tension and / or pain 
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Joint pain and Arthritis
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Jaw pain (TMJ Disorder)
  • Bursitis and Tendinitis
  • Motor Vehicle Accident related pain
  • Sports Injury related pain
  • Over-use / Repetitive strain injury related pain
  • Pregnancy Issues: 
  • General pre and post-natal care
  • Back pain and Sciatica
  • Digestive upset
  • Edema and Swelling 
  • Emotional and Psychological Conditions: 
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep disturbances