Massage Therapy

What Is Massage Therapy?

The term “massage therapy” includes many techniques, and the type of massage given usually depends on your needs and physical condition.

  • Massage therapy dates back thousands of years. References to massage appear in ancient writings from China, Japan, India, and Egypt.
  • In general, massage therapists work on muscle and other soft tissue to help you feel better.
  • In Swedish massage, the therapist uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration, and tapping.
  • Sports massage combines techniques of Swedish massage and deep tissue massage to release chronic muscle tension. It’s adapted to the needs of athletes.
  • Myofascial trigger point therapy focuses on trigger points—areas that are painful when pressed and are associated with pain elsewhere in the body.
  • Massage therapy is sometimes done using essential oils as a form of aromatherapy.

Massage Therapy Services

Swedish Massage

50 min/ 75 min – $75/$95

We take a custom tailored approach to massage therapy that addresses your own condition and needs. Each treatment begins with a review of your questionnaire and a general assessment to determine areas of restriction and tightness. Please mention any special conditions so your therapist can maximize the effectiveness of the session. Swedish massage at Healthy Body Spa is a commonly preferred approach to stress relaxation, pain relief, and immune holistic health therapy. People often feel rejuvenating with smoother skin after a Swedish massage session.

Deep Tissue Massage

50 min/ 75 min – $90/$115

A Deep Tissue Massage Session  targets the deep layers of connective tissue and muscle throughout the body. When deep tissue massage therapy is applied skillfully and specifically, the muscles and surrounding soft tissues have access to abundant blood circulation. This increase blood circulation allows for the removal of metabolic waste from the muscles. The increased blood flow releases “knots,” also known as trigger points and improves muscular tonicity, meaning the muscle is more ample, fluid, and movable rather than glued down and tight.

Cupping Therapy

50 min/ 75 min – $80/$105
Skin Care

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. Cupping therapy might be trendy now, but it’s not new. It dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. One of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, describes how the ancient Egyptians used cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

50 min/ 75 min – $75/$95

Lymphatic drainage massage is a profound technique to help increase lymph flow. With an increase of lymph flow immune function is increased. Harmful substances are removed from the tissues and neutralized in the nodes. It has also been shown that an increase in lymph flow stimulates an increased production of lymphocytes- enhancing immune function.Patients that have extreme amounts of edema should work with a group of healthcare practitioner trained in lymph drainage, bandaging and other modalities.

Aromatherapy Massage

50 min/ 75 min – $80/$105

Definition of Aromatherapy Massage by ALISON BOOTS Last Updated: Jul 18, 2017 Definition of Aromatherapy Massage Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to promote healing and a feeling of well-being and relaxation in the recipient.The essential oils are extracted from the parts of herbs and plants and contain all the properties of the plants themselves. There are several ways of applying the oils, including adding the oils to your bath, or inhaling them, but the most popular and effective is through massage.

Sports Massage

50 min/ 75 min – $80/$105

Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. The particulars of the sports massage technique are specific to the athlete’s sport of choice. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements. Sports massage therapy can be used as a means to enhance pre-event preparation and reduce recovery time for maximum performance during training or after an event.

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What the Science Says About the Effectiveness of Massage

A lot of the scientific research on massage therapy is preliminary or conflicting, but much of the evidence points toward beneficial effects on pain and other symptoms associated with a number of different conditions. Much of the evidence suggests that these effects are short term and that people need to keep getting massages for the benefits to continue.

Researchers have studied the effects of massage for many conditions. Some that they have studied more extensively are the following

  • Pain
  • Cancer
  • Mental health
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Infant care
  • Other Conditions
What the Science Says About the Safety and Side Effects of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy appears to have few risks when performed by a trained practitioner. However, massage therapists should take some precautions in people with certain health conditions.

  • In some cases, pregnant women should avoid massage therapy. Talk with your health care provider before getting a massage if you’re pregnant.
  • People with some conditions such as bleeding disorders or low blood platelet counts should avoid having forceful and deep tissue massage. People who take anticoagulants (also known as blood thinners) also should avoid them. Massage should not be done in any potentially weak area of the skin, such as wounds.
  • Deep or intense pressure should not be used over an area where the patient has a tumor or cancer, unless approved by the patient’s health care provider.
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