Orthopedic Massage uses assessment of stress patterns, overuse or injury and a braod spectrum of massage techniques to treat dysfunction of soft tissue (muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments). This therapy returns the body to balance, improves flexibility, and restores functional pain-free movement patterns.
Therapeutic techniques that address sport-specific overuse, strain, and injury. Enhances training, helps decrease recovery time, reduces risk of injury from imbalance and strain. Provides post-event stretch and relaxation.
MASSAGE FOR RELAXATION
The many benefits of massage therapy are well-documented and widely acknowledged. Massage produces the "relaxation response": lower heartrate and blood pressure, enhanced lymphatic flow, deeper breathing, release of endorphins (the body's natural painkillers and mood enhancers) which stimulate a feeling of well-being. Massage also increases range of motion and flexibility.
Stress is a factor in a wide range of illnesses, disease processes, and several of the major causes of death in this culture.
Massage therapy helps to reduce the physical, mental, psychological, and emotional effects of stress. Receiving massage on a regular basis helps to create cumulative improvements in mind-body well-being. Massage for relaxation provides sanctuary -- an opportunity to simply relax and unwind.