Massage Therapy involves manipulation of the soft tissues, and is the physical movement, stroking, and stretching of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissue. One major physiological effect of this manipulation is an increase of blood circulation to the muscles being massaged. This results in more oxygen and nutrient availability to these tissues, which blood is designed to transport. In addition, enhanced blood flow will remove metabolic waste products that have built up in the muscles. Some other major physiological effects of soft tissue manipulation include improving muscle pliability and joint flexibility, decreasing muscle tension, and calming nervous irritability.
Benefits of massage therapy
:: Relief of muscle tension and stiffness
:: Improved circulation
:: Increased ease and efficiency of movement
:: Deep relaxation and stress reduction
:: Relief of tension-related headaches
:: Faster healing time from injuries
:: Increased flexibility
:: Decreased acute and chronic pain; endorphins and enkephlains released
:: Strengthen immune system
:: Relaxed state of alertness
:: Increased capacity for clear thinking
:: Feeling of well-being
:: Caring and nurturing touch
:: Increased awareness of body
On-Site Massage is convenient. The therapist comes directly to you with portable (seated chair) massage equipment. It involves no tables, sheets or oils. Your seated massage takes place directly through your clothing. It won’t disrupt your shopping, lunch period or work day. The massage is usually short in duration. All you need to do is relax and enjoy!
Massage Therapy is not a substitute for necessary medical treatment or psychological counseling. Therapists do not diagnose medical problems or perform chiropractic adjustments.