Headache & Migraine Relief
Tension type headaches are often triggered by stress or just the anticipation of a stressful experience. Massage treatments on a regular basis help the body maintain as optimal level of relaxation and stress-relief. This approach reduces the chances of tension headaches and migraines attacks significantly by relaxing muscle spasm and trigger points. By focusing on the head, neck, back and shoulders, massage can decrease the pain and discomfort brought on by theses headaches. Trigger points affecting the areas causing the discomfort , once relieved alleviates pain and restores movement and function.
It's important to help eliminate some of the stress in our life so take the time to relax and find yourself again. In an hour I can help you with this.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissues massages are often used to combat pain and fatigue and is performed only on the affected areas of your body. These massage techniques involve slow controlled strokes on the contracted areas of your body, reaching deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. This focuses on the release of tension and chronic knots or adhesions. Deep tissues massage can break up and eliminate scar tissue from previous injuries. It helps restore normal movement and relieve pain. There may be some soreness after a deep tissue massage, however, the soreness you feel should dissipate within a day or two. A good way to recover from this type of massage is by soaking in a warm bath with Epson salts. I also recommend that you take it easy after for a day, as your muscle need some rest. Being properly hydrated before you go to your massage appointment and drinking plenty of water after one of these massages is highly recommended.
A deep tissue massage not only relaxes your body, it also begins a healing process that's beneficial to you.
Pregnancy massage helps focus on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of the child-bearing experience. Massage during pregnancy helps to provide emotional support and nurturing touch and can provide much needed relaxation. It relieves stress on the weight-bearing joints (low back, pelvis, hips and ankles) and reduces neck and back pain caused by muscle imbalance and weakness. It assists in maintaining proper posture and can reduce swelling in your arms and legs.
Massage can be received in all stages of pregnancy: prenatal, labour and delivery, post-caesarean recovery and postpartum. All Massage Therapists are trained in pregnancy massage. Please consult your doctor and ask for a referral.
More people are looking for effective, natural solutions to manage pain. Massage is more than simply an indulgence, it involves the treatment of soft tissues and joints to prevent and relieve musculoskeletal related pain.
It is an excellent treatment for sub-acute and chronic pain conditions. High levels of stress and anxiety can increase pain and slow recovery. Massage can stimulate endorphins that release into the bloodstream, which naturally combats pain without drugs. These natural painkillers help to speed the flow of oxytocin.
Oxytocin is a hormone that relaxes muscles as well as promoting a feeling of calm and contentment. This helps to raise your threshold for pain. Massage can break down internal scar tissue that inhibits normal muscle function and range of motion. It also improves overall circulation and stops the muscle inflammatory response at the cellular level.
Regular therapeutic massage reduces pain, anxiety and depression and encourages relaxation, which can help lower blood pressure and help restore normal sleep patterns.
Infant massage is an easy and pleasant way to provide loving, touching and nurturing comfort in early development. It helps strengthen and regulate digestive, respiratory and circulatory development, and can relieve gas and colic symptoms. It helps promote well-being and the loving bond between parents and their babies.
Hot Stone Massage
Imagine lying on a table with warm stones beneath you, tucked around your sides, nestled between your toes and resting on various points of your body. The warmth of the stones deeply relaxes your body and mind.
Hot stone massage involves the application of, and massage with, water-heated basalt stones of varying sizes. The direct heat relaxes muscles, allowing manipulation of a greater intensity than with regular massage, while creating a feeling of warmth and comfort.
Cold stones can also be used with this technique to increase lymphatic flow in the body.
Cupping involves placing glass, silicone or plastic jars/cups on the skin and creating a vacuum by suctioning out the air. The underlying tissue is raised, or sucked, partway into the cup. The purpose of cupping is to enhance circulation, help relieve pain & increase range of motion (ROM). Rather than applying pressure to muscles, the suction uses pressure to pull skin, tissue and muscles upward. Cupping causes the skin to temporarily turn red, blue or purple, especially if there is an injury or energetic blockage under the area that was cupped. The skin discoloration can last anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks, but is rarely painful. Once the marks have cleared, the procedure can be repeated until the condition or ailment is resolved.