Massage Therapy is a proven and effective means of relaxation and stress relief. Therapeutic massage is increasingly being recommended by doctors and other health care professionals to complement traditional medicine as research proves its healing effects.
How Massage Therapy Can Improve Your Health:
- Blood Pressure
- Reduces Heart Rate
- Improves Flexibility
- Increases Endorphins
- Reduces Stress & Tension
- Strengthens Immune System
- Relieves Chronic & Temporary Pain
- Increases Blood Circulation & Lymph Flow
- Prevents Sports Injuries & Increases Performance
- Helps Relieve Tension, Sinus & Migraine Headaches
- Premature Infants Gain Weight Faster When Massaged
- Increases Levels of Serotonin (Protecting Against Depression
- Alleviates Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Asthma, Bronchitis, Arthritis & More
Click the options below to explore the different types of Massage and its benefits:
One of the most popular forms of Massage Therapy today. One of the main goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax your entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. In addition to relaxation, the Swedish massage is beneficial for increasing your blood oxygen level, improving circulation, decreasing muscle toxins and flexibility. Other Swedish massage techniques include circular pressure applied by the hands and palms, percussion-like tapping, firm kneading, bending & stretching.
Deep Tissue Massage
Similar to Swedish massage, the Deep Tissue Massage provides deeper pressure to the muscles and is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle pain. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and the protective layer surrounding muscles as well as your bones and joints.
Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend warriors. Sports Massage techniques differentiate based on the type of sport you play and will focus on the areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.
Massage therapy during pregnancy is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness for you and your baby. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches, pain and swelling. Furthermore, massage reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, helps to relax nervous tension-which aids in better sleep and can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.
*Dr. Lindsey provides a custom pregnancy pillow during the prenatal massage to allow for comfort in a prone or face-down position.
See how Massage Therapy can benefit you by calling Dr. Lindsey today 908.806.3040!