There are several primary effects of massage therapy that are generally thought to explain many of the reported benefits experienced in the real world.

  • Altered nervous system activity.
  • Altered hormonal balance throughout the body.
  • Improved local blood flow and lymphatic drainage.
  • Direct mechanical effects on muscle fibers, skin and connective tissue.

These effects along with many other more subtle factors combine to provide the numerous benefits that people experience with regular massage care including:

  • Relaxation!! Reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Improve sleep!
  • Oncology/Cancer: Reduce side effects of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.
    • During treatment.
    • During remission and recovery in the years following treatment.
  • Migraine and tension headaches:
    • Reduce frequency, severity, duration.
    • Treat “hangover” after migraines.
  • Neck pain: Reduce chronic neck pain, whiplash and other acute pain.
  • Shoulder and back pain: Reduce pain and improve posture.
    • Chronic computer and desk work, driving.
    • Complement chiropractic care.
  • Improve mobility in shoulders and other joints:
    • Restore mobility after shoulder surgery, injury or rotator cuff tear.
    • Treat “frozen shoulder” or loss of mobility from many causes.
  • Sports: Enhance performance, reduce/treat injuries, improve recovery.
    • Maintenance:
      • Done throughout your training season as needed.
      • Catch injuries early, maximize training efficiency.
    • Pre-event: 30 minutes to 24 hours before your event.
      • Increase circulation, flexibility and mental clarity.
      • Improve performance.
    • Post-event: 2-48 hours after your event.
      • Decrease muscle soreness.
      • Reduce recovery time.
      • Elongate shortened muscles.
      • Eliminate waste and increase circulation.
  • Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions: Reduce pain.

And… So much more!