What is Massage Therapy?
Massage is a method of treatment that involves applying pressure to the muscles and connective tissues of the body. Massage can relieve stress, promote healing, and increase feelings of well-being. Treatments range from 30 – 90 minutes.
At Life 'n Balance we offer the following types of massage treatments:
Relaxation Massage: A soothing and gentle massage designed to fully relax and relieve stress on the body.
Therapeutic Massage: A deep tissue massage that penetrates into the muscle fibers, breaks up adhesions, scar tissue, and improves circulation. Great for acute and chronic pain, and injuries. Helps to improve range of motion.
Hot Stone Massage: a type of traditional massage therapy that uses stones that are heated by water and applied directly to the skin. Hot stone massage helps relax muscles, relieve stress, improve circulation, and reduce pain. In addition, hot stone massage can be used to lessen the symptoms of certain medical conditions, such as arthritis and fibromyalgia.
Cupping Massage: A form of deep tissue massage where silicone cups are placed on the skin and a vacuum created (often leaving a characteristic bruise on the skin after treatment). Helps with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation, and well-being.
Pre/Postnatal Massage: For all stages of pregnancy. Increases circulation to help reduce leg cramps and the pain from swollen ankles. Decreases tension due to postural changes associated with pregnancy.
Trigger Point Therapy: This is a focused deep tissue technique. Trigger points are areas of increased tenderness in muscles that may refer pain to other parts of the body. Sustained pressure is applied to trigger points to help reduce muscle pain and tightness.
Myofascial Release: A deep tissue technique focusing on the muscles. In a myofascial release, tension is applied to the targeted muscle while the therapist stretches the muscle. Helps to improve circulation, remove adhesions, and increase tissue hydration.
Reflexology: A treatment based on traditional Chinese medicine. The therapist manipulates the feet hands, ears, and head in order to treat various ailments in the body.
Nerve Entrapment Therapy: Tight muscles may compress on the adjacent nerves causing symptoms such as pain, numbness, and tingling. By relaxing the surrounding tissue and releasing the nerve, these symptoms may be reduced.