Massage is a practice that dates back thousands of years and involves manipulating the body with pressure, tension, motion or vibration, done with hand-to-body contact. Today it is an important part of the CAM system with sufficient scientific validation and empirical evidences to suggest of its useful application. It has been incorporated into many health systems, and different massage techniques have been developed and integrated into various complementary therapies.
- Orthopedic Massage and Trigger Point Therapy for Neuromascular re-education.
- Acupressure and Shiatsu for Qi energy imbalances in the body through manipulating the points along body channels, meridians.
- Visceral Manipulation for imbalance between the organs and structures of the body.
- Lymphatic Drainage massage for conditions related to lymph system imbalances, toxins and fluid accumulation.
Massage improves circulation which increases blood flow, bringing fresh oxygen to body tissues. This can assist the elimination of waste products, speed healing after injury, and enhance recovery from disease.
Massage therapy has proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, infertility, smoking cessation, depression, and more. And, as many will attest, massage also helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to disease and illness.