What is MASSAGE THERAPY?
Massage therapy is performed by a licensed massage therapist who uses various pressures, movements, and techniques to manipulate muscles and soft tissues in the body. In addition to calming the nervous system, massage therapy helps relieve stress, tension, symptoms, and promotes wellness.
It is important to note that there are many other forms of massage. For example, a deep tissue massage primarily focuses on releasing heavy muscle tension. During a deep tissue massage, firm pressure is applied while slow movements are used to massage deep layers of muscle and fascia, the connective tissue surrounding your muscles.
HOW DOES MASSAGE WORK?
A massage can reduce nerve compression as well as muscle contractions, since when muscles contract, they compress the nerves around them. To understand this, consider that when muscles are tense, the surrounding nerves are compressed as well, leading to pain, soreness, and nauseousness.
MASSAGE MAY HELP THE SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH:
- Digestive disorders
- Insomnia related to stress
- Low back pain
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Nerve pain
- Soft tissue strains or injuries
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint pain
- Upper back and neck pain
FREQUENCY OF SESSIONS
The frequency of sessions are based on individual needs. To maximize the effects of Massage, it is recommended that a course of 3 to 6 treatments are carried out at bi-weekly intervals to begin with. A common treatment plan for a single complaint would typically involve one treatment for every two weeks. The number of treatments will depend on the condition being treated and its severity. In general, it's common to receive three to six treatments.