Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork has long been known to offer stress relief.
However, every year more people rely on this therapy to offer relaxation and
pain relief, address health concerns and symptoms, optimize fertility health,
enhance athletic performance and assist with rehabilitation and general
wellness. Please read some of our patient testimonials to see how massage
therapy helped them.
Research has suggested massage therapy is effective in:
Boosting the immune system
Lowering blood pressure
Decreasing carpal tunnel symptoms
Improving range of motion
Reducing muscle soreness
Easing post-operative pain
Promoting tissue regeneration
Easing withdrawal symptoms
Reducing labor pain and
Alleviating side effects of cancer
A first time massage
patient at our clinic will complete a very thorough intake form detailing
current and past health complaints for the therapist to review. Each patient is
treated as an individual; therefore each massage session will vary. Your
therapist will combine a variety of massage modalities, as well as, different
levels of pressure to customize each session to your individual needs. While the
session may retain a large relaxation element to it, advanced techniques are
likely to be used for pain and chronic health issues. Such techniques may
include deep tissue, trigger point release, Integrative Reflexology, Movement
Therapy and muscle repositioning.
For therapeutic or clinical massage to be most
effective, a patient may need to see their therapist frequently for the first
few weeks or months of treatment, depending on the severity and amount of time
the condition has been present. Remember that the issue most likely didn’t
happen overnight, so the response to treatment will take some time as well. When
calling to schedule, be sure to let the therapist know the main issue to be
addressed such as pain, athletic performance, headaches, post injury healing,
etc. Some patients will see results as quickly as the first session, but we
typically assess the issue and develop a treatment plan. A typical plan might
include a weekly or biweekly massage for 4-6 weeks with tapering as the muscles
release and the issue improves. Many clients will then adjust to a monthly visit
for general maintenance and relaxation.
For patients seeking general relaxation
and stress relief, we recommend sessions once or twice a month. During times of
increased stress we may experience a heightened “fight or flight” response
leading to headaches, poor digestion, pain, shortness of breath, anxiety,
sleeplessness and change in moods. Stress is only harmful when it overwhelms the
system. Regular massage aids in breaking the stress cycle and helping the
nervous system to regain balance. It is important to determine your own
responses to stress so that you can discuss it with your therapist.
Understanding your own responses will help you and your therapist to determine
the best treatment plan for your needs.
Fertility Massage is a combination of specific massage techniques designed to aid in the process of conception. You will experience a hot castor oil pack on the abdomen, deep pelvic friction, cranial sacral alignment holds, reflexology on the feet and Swedish massage. It is recommended that you receive one or two sessions per month between menstruation and ovulation.
Fertility Massage techniques are combined to:
the digestive tract
Strengthen the immune system
Balance and relax the
Stimulate hormone production
Move the lymph
Break up pelvic
Increase blood flow to the uterus and ovaries
Massage offers support during both Natural Fertility and Assisted Reproduction.
It is recommended in conjunction with other therapies to optimize fertility