Give the Gift of Health & Wellness this Holiday Season Has anyone ever noticed that the Holiday Season is a major cause of “Stress” in our daily lives?  The holiday season is supposed to be about friends and family!  One great way to give your friends and family a gift of Health & Wellness is to give them a Gift Certificate for a relaxing and Therapeutic Massage.   What if you could ask Santa for something that would change the way you feel, or change the way you look, or change the way you do things in your day-to-day life?  Although the holiday season is traditionally one of giving. Too often, we spend all our time and energy on others and have nothing but stress for ourselves. Running yourself ragged during the holiday season doesn't do anyone any good. With the extra stress and claims on your time, you need to make taking care of your health and wellness a priority this holiday season.  Our Massage Therapists are here to share some ideas on keeping yourself he

Most Common Types of Massage Therapy

Massage is not just a case of pressing here and there and making it feel nice for the person lying on the massage table, it’s about manipulating the joints, muscles, connective tissues, and reducing inflammation.  Research suggests that massage has a range of benefits, including increased relaxation, a sense of wellbeing and positive mood change. It’s recommended to treat yourself to a massage once in a while to nurture your body and soul. There is a range of skills required to giving a top quality and well-suited massage. There are also different subcategories within that scope. It’s important to find the right type of massage for you, in order to get the most out of the various benefits. Before you book your first massage appointment, ask yourself: what are the main types of massage? Which one suits me the most?   Here is a brief summary of the most common types of Massage Therapy. Swedish  Massage  Therapy.   This type of massage is ideal for anyone who is feeling stres

Benefits of Massage Therapy for Athletes

Benefits of Massage Therapy for Athletes Doctors agree that an Athlete’s peak performance can often be supported and enhanced by the proper use and application of sports massage. More than a treatment for injuries, sports massage produces numerous benefits for athletes physically, physiologically, and psychologically. Many athletes choose to invest in deep tissue massage services, not only as a way to relax after a game but also for the other numerous benefits that this kind of service can bring them. Sports massage is designed to prepare the athlete for their best performance, reduce fatigue, and relieve muscle swelling and tension. During physical activity—especially strenuous—muscle tension builds up in the body’s soft tissues. Due to over extension or overuse, minor injuries and lesions occur in these tissues that can cause a great deal of pain and poor athletic performance. A massage therapy center can help alleviate pain and prevent such injuries that greatly affect flexib

The Many Benefits Of Massage

Many people believe that getting a massage is all about relaxation. While massage is a great tool to use in order to relax the body it actually provides many more benefits. Some of the most common benefits of massage are easing muscle pain, improving circulation, preparing or recovering from workouts, increasing flexibility, reducing stress, and improving sleep. A great health benefit of massage is improved circulation. Massage techniques such as effleurage, wringing, and lymphatic drainage are most commonly used to improve a client’s circulation. If a client is suffering due to post injuries, stress, or tight muscles increasing the flow of circulation is a great way to promote their recovery. Massage can also help reduce scar tissue. When an injury occurs the body produces scar tissue during the healing process. Scar tissue can become hard and sometimes lead to pain and numbness. The massage technique of deep transverse friction is a great way to break up scar tissue and p