There’s no denying the power of bodywork.
Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress.
Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch—which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles.
At Holistic Massage, we accommodate a variety of bodywork modalities for your uniqueness and specific needs:
One of the most commonly taught and well-known massage techniques, Swedish massage is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. The many benefits of Swedish massage may include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.
DEEP TISSUE/NEURO-MUSCULAR THERAPY AND MYOFASCIAL RELEASE
Techniques that utilize deep-tissue/deep-muscle massage are administered to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. It helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis.
Neuro-Muscular Therapy is a comprehensive program of soft-tissue manipulation that balances the body’s central nervous system with the musculoskeletal system. It is used to locate and release spasms and hypercontraction in the tissue, eliminate trigger points that cause referred pain, rebuild the strength of injured tissues, assist venous and lymphatic flow, and restore postural alignment, proper biomechanics, and flexibility to the tissues. Myofascial release is the three-dimensional application of sustained pressure and movement into the fascial system in order to eliminate fascial restrictions and facilitate the emergence of emotional patterns and belief systems that are no longer relevant or are impeding progress.
Abdominal massage is the bodywork therapy not only addressing the core muscles, but also your colon and your digestive organs. Neglected by most of professional massage therapists, abdominal massage has various amazing benefits like strengthening and relaxing the abdominal muscles, breaking down adhesions, aligning the pelvic bones, and releasing deep muscles tissue spasms in the entire abdominal area. Further, the liver, the gallbladder, and the pancreas receive a large share of oxygen, helping them to work properly by releasing their metabolic waste products.
Many methods of massage and somatic therapies are both effective and safe during prenatal and postpartum periods of women’s pregnancies. Specific techniques can reduce pregnancy discomforts and concerns and enhance the physiological and emotional well-being of both mother and fetus. In the postpartum period, specialized techniques rebalance structure, physiology, and emotions of the new mother.
Based on an ancient Chinese therapy, Reflexology involves manipulation of specific reflex areas, mainly in the foot, that correspond to other parts of the body. Sometimes referred to as zone therapy, this bodywork involves application of pressure to these reflex zones to stimulate body organs and relieve areas of congestion. Similar to acupressure principles, Reflexology works with the body’s energy flow to stimulate self-healing and maintain balance in physical function. This technique is used to reduce pain, increase relaxation, and stimulate circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids. It is especially useful in stress-related illness and emotional disorders.