Many local Physicians and Chiropractors refer directly to The Art of Healing for their patients suffering from muscle imbalances due to work/repetitive motion stresses; accidents such as whiplash and those resulting from trips/falls and sports related activities. Health conditions such as Fibromyalgia; arthritis; headaches/migraines; general muscle aches/pains/spasms and many other problems respond well to massage therapy. All of this and so much more can benefit from massage and part of the goal of the Art of Healing is client education. This includes teaching clients how their body works, its interconnected nature, and ways to improve daily life with stretches and life style changes. A simple suggestion such as relocating a computer monitor and keyboard can change a client’s life for the better.
Specializing in Relief of Pain Associated with: Chronic Pain disorders Headaches of all types Automobile accidents Personal Injury On the job injuries Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Lower Back Conditions Thoracic Outlet Syndrome TMJ Dysfunction Fibromyalgia Athletic Injuries
Massage can help with:
Stress: Massage is one of the best known antidotes for stress. Reducing stress gives you more energy, improves your outlook on life, and in the process reduces your likelihood of injury and illness. Massage can also relieve symptoms of conditions that are aggravated by anxiety such as asthma or insomnia. Because it relieves stress, massage is an excellent supportive therapy for people in psychological counseling or treatment for addiction.
Painful or tight muscles:
Massage can relieve many types of muscle tightness, from a short-term muscle cramp to a habitually clenched jaw or tight shoulders. Some massage techniques release tension directly by stretching and kneading your muscles and their connective tissue coverings (called fascia). Other techniques work less directly, but quite powerfully, by stimulating your nervous system to allow muscles to relax.
Delayed muscle soreness:
After vigorous exercise, buildup of waste products as well as micro-traumas in your muscles can leave you feeling tired and sore. Massage increases circulation, which removes waste products and brings in nutrients to speed healing of muscle tissue.
Massage releases restrictions in muscles, joints and surrounding fascia, freeing your body to return to a more natural posture. Massage can also relieve the contracted muscles and pain caused by abnormal spinal curvatures such as scoliosis.
Pain or restriction in joints:
Besides releasing tight muscles that restrict joint movement, massage works directly on your joints to improve circulation,stimulate production of natural lubrication, and relieve pain from conditions such as osteoarthritis.
Pain or tingling in your arms and legs:
Muscles can become so contracted that they press on nerves to the arms, hands, and legs, causing pain or tingling. If this happens, a massage to release muscle spasms in the shoulder or hip can bring relief.
Massage can help heal injuries such as tendinitis that develop over time, as well as ligament sprains or muscle strains caused by an accident. Massage reduces inflammation by increasing circulation, which removes waste products and brings nutrition to injured cells. Certain massage techniques can limit scar formation in new injuries and can make scar tissue more pliable around old injuries.
Massage can relieve secondary pain that outlasts its original cause. Some examples are headaches from eye strain, low back ache during pregnancy, or the protective tensing of healthy muscles around an injury.
Prevention of new injuries:
By relieving chronic tension, massage can help prevent injuries that might be caused by stressing unbalanced muscle groups, or by favoring or forcing a painful, restricted area.
Is massage always appropriate?
There are some conditions fro which massage is not appropriate. Always tell your massage therapist if you have a medical problem, even a minor one. Also, let your primary healthcare practitioner know you are receiving massage. Some conditions require close communication between your massage therapist and your doctor or other health practitioner. Your massage therapist will gladly provide regular progress reports.
Healing through Massage
Massage can help most people significantly improve their life and the therapists’ passion and training are the tools to achieve this end. Techniques vary according to the client’s needs. Deep tissue methods can include joint mobilization, range of motion, trigger point work and others. Lighter work can also be very effective and can include techniques such as positional release which is very non-invasive and painless. In-session stretching coupled with active movements also assist in resetting the muscles natural limits.
I JUST LOOOVE TO GIVE MASSAGES! FOOT MASSAGE, FULL BODY MASSAGE AND GET THEM IN RETURN AFTER A LONG HARD WORKOUT! THERE IS A STRONG CONNECTION BETWEEN MASSAGE AND SEXUALITY AND IF YOU ARE A GOOD THERAPIST YOU CAN REALLY GET IN TOUCH! 🙂 WINK
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