Massage is a gentle therapy that can relive muscle and join pain. When combined with other appropriate healthcare treatment, our massages therapists can help reduce symptoms associated with certain conditions; stress/anxiety, stress-induced asthma, insomnia, painful tight muscles, muscle soreness, pain or tingling in arms or legs, and excessive fluid retention. Massage therapy greatly speeds your return to a pain-free productive life.
Massage therapy dates back thousands of years. References to massage appear in writings from ancient China, Japan, India, Arabic nations, Egypt, Greece (Hippocrates defined medicine as “the art of rubbing”), and Rome.
Massage became widely used in Europe during the Renaissance. In the 1850s, two American physicians who had studied in Sweden introduced massage therapy in the United States, where it became popular and was promoted for a variety of health purposes. With scientific and technological advances in medical treatment during the 1930s and 1940s, massage fell out of favor in the United States. Interest in massage revived in the 1970s, especially among athletes.
Swedish massage: the therapist uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration, and tapping.
Sports massage: is similar to Swedish massage, adapted specifically to the needs of athletes. Among the many other examples are deep tissue massage and trigger point massage, which focuses on myofascial trigger points — muscle “knots” that are painful when pressed and can cause symptoms elsewhere in the body.