Massage Therapy - Benefits Everyone and In so Many ways
Updated: Jul 14, 2020
Massage Therapy is known to promote relaxation - but that is by far not all it does. Regular massage is an integral part of any wellness plan.
At LiveWell Health and Wellness our experienced, highly skilled Registered Massage Therapist are industry leaders and key therapists in the LiveWell Health and Wellness Circle of Care. Our exceptional therapists are specialized in several different forms of relaxation and therapeutic massage.
Want to know more of the benefits? Keep reading!
In addition to the soothing, relaxation effects, massage therapy is known to provide countless other benefits, here are 10 benefits that are commonly reported;
Reduced muscle tension
Improved Immune response
Stimulation of the lymphatic system
Reduction of stress hormones
Increased joint mobility and flexibility
Improved skin tone
Improved recovery of soft tissue injuries
Massage is a key therapy in complementary and integrative health and wellness. Massage is increasingly prescribed and advised, along with standard treatment, for a wide range of medical conditions, such as;
General Body Pain
Insomnia related to stress
Myo-fascial pain syndrome
Sports injuries and joint pain
At LiveWell our expert team are leaders in their profession, experienced and outstanding in several specialized forms of massage. Your therapist will do an intake at the onset of your appointment, ensuring your specific needs are central to the treatment. Our massage therapists have extensive experience and skill, and, depending on your specific needs, will customize your therapy - employing a variety of skills and techniques, including Swedish and Deep Tissue, and Trigger point therapy.
Swedish massage is a gentle approach to massage that uses a combination light and medium pressure, kneading, deep circular motions, vibration and tapping. This form of massage is focused on increasing circulation, releasing tension, and relaxation. Clients who experience Swedish massage generally experience both relaxation and a feeling of being energized.
Deep tissue massage builds on the benefits of Swedish massage, but targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, commonly to help with muscle damage from injuries. Whereas Swedish massage is typically performed with the hands and fingertips, Deep tissue massage also employs elbows and forearms to reach the deeper layers of muscle and tissue. Deep massage is helpful in the stimulation of the lymphatic system, improved recovery of sport related and soft tissue injuries, and joint mobility and flexibility.
Trigger point massage similar to deep tissue massage, but very focussed on areas of especially tight muscle fibers. These tight spots are common in individuals engaged in sport and physical activity, and can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse.
Beyond these and other therapeutic benefits most people just truly enjoy massage for the relaxation, and stress and tension release it provides.