Massage Therapy is an alternative health option that manipulates the soft tissues of the body for therapeutic purposes. It helps alleviate soft tissue discomfort associated with every day and occupational stresses, muscular overuse, and many chronic pain syndromes. Massage therapy can also greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning if begun early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury.
What can massage therapy help?
Massage therapy can provide relief for many conditions, including the following:
- Headaches & Migraines
- Low Back Pain
- Strains & Sprains
- Muscle Spasm
- Frozen Shoulder
- Circulatory Conditions
- Respiratory Problems
- Post-injury Rehabilitation
- Digestive & Bowel Problems
Who pays for massage therapy?
Many extended health care plans now recognize massage therapy as a beneficial and effective form of treatment, and therefore provide coverage.
Who can benefit from massage therapy?
- Infants – to improve digestive function, create body awareness, and decrease colic stress
- Athletes – for the prevention of repetitive strain injuries through the maintenance of healthy muscle tone and improved joint function
- Pregnant women – to relieve the discomfort associated with pregnancy; low back pain, swelling, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.
- Elderly – to facilitate joint function and increase circulation
- Anyone – who is suffering from one of the many common conditions listed throughout this site