One of the first things you might think about massage therapy is, of course: it feels awesome!
Studies suggest that, among other benefits, massage therapy:
…may decrease migraines
If you suffer from migraine headaches like I do, you know how debilitating they can be. There are some ways that a massage might help. We can focus on your neck and shoulders… especially if you are spending a lot of time using a computer or tablet.
If your headaches occur mainly on one side or the other, we can work on balancing your tight muscles and addressing any compensation patterns that you might have going on.
Another thing that could benefit you is to try some aromatherapy, and acupressure points on your face and scalp. Many of my clients add a scalp massage to their session.
…can reduce lower back pain and disrupted sleep
Back pain is one of the most common complaints that I hear from clients. When you choose to try massage therapy, you may feel great results from some focused work on your back.
One massage session will most likely not resolve your back pain entirely, but with regular attention to your muscles, you may be able to relax and sleep better.
…helps people cope with side effects of cancer treatment
I offer Oncology Massage to support those who are either going through treatment now, or who have a history of cancer.
Our research is growing, and suggests that massage therapy can help with side effects like pain, nausea, anxiety, fatigue, and depression. If you’d like to learn more about Oncology Massage, click here.
…increases alertness and reduces anxiety on the job
Onsite chair massage is a very popular offering at a health fair, convention, or employee appreciation day! Even 10 or 15 minutes spent in the massage chair, can loosen up your neck and shoulders from repetitive movement patterns and help some of the tension you get from sitting at a computer workstation.
Ask your supervisor or Human Resources representative about bringing chair massage into your workplace!
…helps those suffering from sports-related injuries, chronic fatigue syndrome, and fibromyalgia
Massage can help with chronic tension, and we can focus on whatever area is most important to you when you come in. I know that with conditions like fibromyalgia, your tolerance for pressure and other factors can vary from day to day. So I’ll ask you how you are feeling, every time you come in.
…helps ease back pain & calm the emotions of pregnant women
Massage therapy is definitely appreciated by expectant moms! We can work on your back pain, if that’s the case. And there are different ways to bolster your limbs so that you are as comfortable as possible for your massage. I have special pillows we can use. And if you’re feeling warm, I have a handy fan in the massage room.
…can improve range of motion and help athletes to pursue their chosen sport
Massage therapy can definitely help to loosen up your muscle tension!
I look forward to discussing how therapeutic massage could help you.
The easiest way to book an appointment is to use the online scheduling system. Or call or text me if you have questions. Make an investment in your own health! Contact me today.