Massage is one of the oldest forms of relaxing the body and mind. When muscles are overworked waste products can accumulate causing soreness, stiffness, and even muscle spasms.
Massage is the manipulation of muscles, soft tissue, tendons and ligaments, in order to help the body heal itself and to increase health and well-being. It can improve circulation, which increases blood flow, bringing fresh oxygen to body tissue. This can assist in the elimination of waste products, speed healing after injury and promote recovery from disease.
Our Therapists use a variety of physical methods such as applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, or causing movement to the body. They primarily use their hands, but may also use their forearms, elbows, or feet.
Benefits of Massage:
Massage is beneficial because human physical contact is both physically and emotionally healing. Depending on the massage technique being used, the therapist's touch can soothe or energize your muscles and soft tissues in order to achieve the desired effect. Along with the healing power of touch itself, massage can help stimulate circulation, encourage the lymphatic system to clear waste products, heal injured muscle, reduce pain, release tension, impart calm, and rev up immune system activity. In addition, massage has been shown to stimulate the release of endorphins and lower stress hormone levels.
The benefits of massage may include increased energy, reduced injury recovery time, pain reduction, relaxation, improved mood, amplified well-being, and healing support.
Massage has been shown to lighten depression in those who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome; it is also eases a variety of musculoskeletal problems, including osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, sprains and strains, and lower back pain. Massage can even lower blood pressure, reduce constipation, and decrease swelling after surgeries.
Health conditions that are commonly treated by therapeutic massage are listed below:
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Tennis and Golfer's Elbow
- Car Accident Injuries
- Lower Back Pain
- Hip Pain
- Sport Injuries
- Computer Related Injuries
- Many other aches, pains, muscle spasms, and joint stiffness...
At Health Zone Clinic, we use only natural high quality oils and lotions as well as heat or cold depending on your chief complaint. Alternatively you can request a simple relaxation massage to beat the everyday stress.