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Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is the use of soft tissue manipulation. It is effective in relieving pain, aid in injury healing, improving circulation, and aid in overall wellness. 

GENERAL EFFECTS

* Calm the mind

* Unblock energy flow

* Decrease effects of depression, anxiety and stress

REFLEX EFFECTS (responses mediated by the nervous system)

* Vasodilation of arteries

* Stimulation of peristalsis (aids in digestion)

* Increase or decrease in muscle tone 

* Triggers the relaxation response

* Soothing or stimulating effect on muscles

* Stimulates the heart, increases strength and rate of contraction

* Increases efficiency of the immune system

MECHANICAL EFFECTS (responses resulting from direct pressure)

* Increased venous return

* Increased lymphatic flow

* Circulatory effeciency

* Loosening of mucous (respiratory system)

* Breakdown of fibrosis/adhesions

* Stretch to shortened muscles/ loosens muscle fibres

* Increased metabolic rate locally and gaseous exchance

* Stretches scar tissue

* Decreased muscle tone/Increased muscle tone

* Increased range of motion

* Restoration of proper joint mechanics/biomechanics

* Elimination of muscle imbalances

* Strengthen weakened muscles

Massage for Rehabilitation

GENERAL

* Stress reduction

* Postural dysfunctions

* Hyperlordosis

* Hyperkyphosis

* Scoliosis

* Muscle spasms

* Trigger points

* Headaches/Migraines

INJURIES

* Wounds/burns/scars

* Frozen shoulder

* Inflammation

* Whiplash

* Contusions

* Fractures

* Strains/sprains

* Shin splints

* Dislocations

DEGENERATIVE

* Degenerative disc disorder

* Asthma

* Emphysema

* Bronchitis

INFLAMMATORY

* Iliotibial band syndrome

* Tendonitis

* Plantar fascitis

* Bursitis

* Carpal tunnel syndrome

* Piriformis syndrome

* Thoracic outlet syndrome

* Tempromandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome

OTHER APPLICATIONS

* Perpheral nerve lesions

* Bells palsy

* Torticollis

* Constipation

* Dupuytren's contracture

* Lymphatic drainage

Massage Therapy: Services
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