Massage Therapy is the oldest healing scientific art in the world. Records documenting its use take us back over 3000 years to ancient cultures such as the Chinese, East Indians, Egyptians and Persians. Clinically, Massage Therapy is the working of both superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques of applying pressure to aid in the healing process, enhance function and promote relaxation and well-being.
Benefits of Massage
Just about anyone and everyone can benefit from Massage Therapy. It has been proven to positively affect the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems to rehabilitate physical injuries and improve health. People with pain or dysfunction arising from musculoskeletal tissues can benefit, as well as a large number of people with systemic disorders effecting circulation, digestion or general well-being.
Throughout all the stages of our lives, Massage Therapy can make a positive difference – whether we are seeking to improve our health and well being or simply maintain it.
Some of the physical benefits of therapeutic massage include
- Relief of pain, stiffness and discomfort
- Increased mobility
- Improved circulation
- Promoting relaxation
- Reducing stress
Some of the psychological benefits of massage include
- Decreasing anxiety
- Enhancing the quality of your sleep
- Enhancing energy
- Reducing fatigue
- Improves concentration
What to Expect at Your Massage
The modality of massage offered is known as the Classic, or Swedish Massage Therapy. Consultation and assessments are included in the treatment time. Clients should expect 60 minutes of therapy, however shorter or longer visits are also available.
The Reflexology Association of Canada defines reflexology as:
Reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears and their referral areas within zone related areas, and these correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes without the use of tools, creams or lotions, the feet being the primary area, reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body.