Why Massage

What is Therapeutic Massage?

Therapeutic Massage is the manipulation of superficial layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance their function and promote relaxation and well-being. Your Therapeutic Massage session can involve pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Ginny will typically use her hands and fingers for massage, but may also use her forearms and elbows. Therapeutic Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure.

Benefits of Therapeutic Massage

Studies of the benefits of Therapeutic Massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.  Studies have found massage may also be helpful for:

  • Awareness of mind – body connection
  • Anxiety reduced
  • Circulation of blood and lymph
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Greater range of motion
  • Headaches and eyestrain
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Mental relaxation
  • Muscle pain, spasms and stiffness
  • Muscle pulled , ligaments strained and swelling related to these areas
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Paresthesias and nerve pain
  • Posture improvements
  • Pregnancy : Each stage and beyond
  • Reduction in the formation of excessive scar tissue
  • Skin health and nourishment
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Stress reducing
  • Temporomandibular joint pain

Body tissue often responds to pain through habitual muscle tension, postural distortion, diminished tissue mobility, thickening and congestion of the fascia, decreased blood flow to painful areas, a build-up of metabolic waste products, adverse strain on the peripheral, central and autonomic nervous system tissues, and an overall sense of fatigue. Therapeutic Massage effectively addresses associated symptoms, such as musculoskeletal imbalance, trigger points, myofascial dysfunction, chronic fatigue, immune system dysfunction, autonomic nervous system dysfunction, elevated heart rate, high blood pressure, endocrine system dysfunction, stress, anxiety, hypothalamic dysfunction and sleep difficulties.

Preparations

Going for a massage requires little in the way of preparation. Generally, one should be clean and should not eat just before a massage. One should not be under the influence of alcohol or non-medicinal drugs. Ginny works by appointment. Prior to your Introductory Session an Intake Form must be completed and returned promptly to ensure you receive a full hour massage.

Get in touch with the many benefits of therapeutic massage :

  • Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Joint pain
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Paresthesias and nerve pain
  • Pregnancy
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Sports injuries

Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, people enjoy massage because it often involves caring, comfort, a sense of empowerment and creating deep connections with their massage therapist.