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  What is Massage Therapy?
 
Massage therapy is “a profession in which the practitioner applies manual techniques, and may apply adjunctive therapies, with the intention of positively affecting the health and well-being of the client."

Therapeutic massage involves the manipulation of the soft tissue structures of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, and stress; and, to promote health and wellness. A treatment in which the soft tissues of the body are kneaded, rubbed, tapped, and stroked. Massage therapy may help people relax, relieve stress and pain, lower blood pressure, and improve circulation. Its objective is the restoration of function, release of tension and the re-establishment of the contours where this is desirable.. It is also being studied in the treatment of cancer symptoms such as lack of energy, pain, swelling, and depression
   
  Benefits of Massage:
  The following are some of the beneficial results that you can receive from massage treatments
  Improve circulation Increase blood circulation and the flow of tissue fluid (lymph)
b Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments; reduces pain and swelling; reduces formation of excessive scar tissue
b Helps relieve tension-related headaches and effects of eye-strain
b Improves posture
b Rehabilitation post operative
b Improve lymphatic drainage
b Help breathing Stimulate breathing Assist the flow of nutrients & oxygen to tissues
b Lower the heart and pulse rate
b Detoxify the body systems Hasten excretion or waste products
b Assist weight loss
b Rehabilitation after injury
b Nourish the skin (with the right oils) Promote nourishment, repair and renewal of body cells
b Assist in removal of deposits of tissue
b Stimulate activity in skin and its glands
b Improve muscle tone Induce muscle tone
b Soothe and relax nerves
b Relieve Stress
b Release emotional tension
b Relieve pain in certain conditions
b Relax mind and body deeply
b Create a feeling of well-being.
b Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy
   
  Mental Benefits of Massage Therapy:
  b Fosters peace of mind
b Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness
b Helps relieve mental stress
b Improves ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately
b Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity
b Emotional Benefits
b Satisfies needs for caring nurturing touch
b Fosters a feeling of well-being
b Reduces levels of anxiety
b Creates body awareness
b Increases awareness of mind-body connection
   
  Specific goals for Therapeutic Massage include:
  b Reduce pain
b Release muscle tightness
b Repair injured tissues, muscles, tendons, ligaments
b Release adhesions
b Release scar tissue
b Release nerve compression
b Greater flexibility and range of motion
   
  Contra-indications:
  Are situations where it is advisable to be cautious about having massage treatment. Conditions such as: Acute inflammation, redness, swelling, marked breathing difficulty, fever, skin rash, Varicose veins. If you have any of these conditions or other concerns, check with your therapist at the time of booking your treatment.
   
 
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