WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY?
Massage therapy can help you to reduce pain, as well as relax and relieve stress. The long-term benefits of this type of therapy include improved blood circulation and reduced blood pressure.
WHAT IS TRIGGER POINT MASSAGE THERAPY?
In trigger point massage therapy, the therapist specifically isolates and targets constricted muscles in the back or neck. During the massage, the patient often actively participates with deep breathing, as well as helping to identify the exact location and intensity of the pain.
CAN I GET A MASSAGE IF I AM PREGNANT?
Yes. Unless your physician advises against it, massage during pregnancy is not only safe, but an excellent way for the expectant mom to relax, reduce edema (swelling) and even eliminate sciatic pain brought on by the pregnancy. In addition, a prenatal massage is an excellent way for both the mom and the baby to improve oxygenation in the soft tissues and muscles.
WHAT IS DEEP TISSUE AND SWEDISH MASSAGE?
In a deep tissue massage, the therapist uses deeper pressure with the intention of releasing chronic muscle tension. The therapist’s focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia. In a Swedish massage, the goal of the therapist is to relax the entire body by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes.
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