Massage therapy treatments have a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. It consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, (the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints) for the purpose of optimizing health and wellness.
The most common problems with muscles are the aches and pains of daily use. Overuse of a muscle can cause soreness or cramping, and extreme overuse can result in a muscle strain or tear. Muscle aches can also be caused by nervous tension, lack of movement, poor diet and even dehydration. In our modern society, unfortunately, these are common issues that our bodies are faced with.
"In my practice I like to look at the body as a whole, and understand where the imbalance is originating from, instead of just working on the 'sore area'. The root cause of the issue is almost always located elsewhere in the body. Using gentle manipulations and a variety of techniques, I often work on this area as I offer the tissues a tailored treatment toward self-healing to encourage the body to find its way back to balance."
Massage therapy sessions may focus on some of these common conditions:
neck pain and stress
chronic low back and hip pain
abdominal and digestive discomfort
pelvic floor balancing
shooting pain/ numbness down leg (sciatic/piriformis)