Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a scientific method of manipulating the soft tissues of the body to have specific effect. Its holistic objective is the restoration of function, release of tension and the re-establishment of the contours where this is desirable. It is a therapeutic, healing, relaxing application of physical touch.

During a basic Western whole body massage the patient lies unclothed under a towel on a massage table while the massage therapist kneads the knots out of the back, legs, arms and shoulders using one of several different techniques. A massage may involve oil or lotion for easier work on the muscles.

Results may include improved circulation, lymphatic drainage, stimulated breathing, increased flow of nutrients/oxygen to tissues, lowered heart/pulse rate, detoxification, weight loss, healthier skin, removal of tissue deposits, stimulated activity of skin/glands, improved muscle tone, stress/tension relief, pain relief, relaxation of mind and body, and/or an improved sense of well being. (Click here to read our massage newsletter)

Further Reading: CranioSacral Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Hot/Cold Stone Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Maternity/Postpartum Massage, Myofascial Release, Raindrop Massage, Touch for Health, Trigger Point Therapy, Massage Newsletter.

Recommendations: A detox program including 1 or more of the following services supports Massage Therapy: Aroma Steam Therapy, Far Infrared Sauna, Flotation Tank and Footbath Detox.