FAQ About Massage
What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy spans a wide variety of therapeutic approaches, working to improve an individual's health and well being through the hands-on manipulation of muscles and other soft tissues of the body.
What are the key benefits of massage therapy?
Physical - Massage therapy is designed to stretch and loosen muscles, improve blood flow and the movement of lymph throughout the body, facilitate the removal of metabolic wastes resulting from exercise or inactivity, and increase the flow of oxygen and nutrients to cells and tissue. In addition, massage stimulates the release of endorphins- the body's natural painkiller-into the brain and nervous system.
Mental - Massage therapy provides a relaxed state of alertness, reduces mental stress and enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity.
Emotional - Massage therapy satisfies the need for caring and nurturing touch creates a feeling of well being and reduces anxiety levels.
Who can benefit from massage therapy?
People throughout the life cycle - from the very young and very old to those in between - all find that a professional massage can have special applications suited for their needs.
When might the use of massage therapy be inappropriate?
If you suffer from certain circulatory ailments (such as phlebitis), infectious diseases, certain forms of cancer, cardiac problems, certain skin conditions, or any inflamed or infected tissue, be sure to consult your physician before initiating any massage program. A trained and experience massage therapist will also be able to tell you when massage is not appropriate.
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Southington, CT 06489
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