Massage Therapy Services
There are so many great reasons to have a massage! Besides helping to decrease pain and improve healing times for muscle spasms caused by injuries from motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries or life events, massage therapy can provide many health benefits for people who are experiencing repetitive motion injuries or problems that are stress induced.
People who are massaged can experience many of the following benefits:
Better posture. People who have physically demanding jobs, or people who sit throughout the day, whether from driving, desk work, computer work or answering phones can notice that they don’t stand, sit or move as well as they once did. Massage can help to decrease muscle tension and improve posture to help our patients move more freely and enjoy their day more.
Improved blood circulation. Tight muscles can actually decrease blood flow to themselves! Massage helps to relax these tense muscles, which improves blood flow and increases blood circulation throughout the body in general.
Improved immune function. With better blood circulation, the lymph fluid in the body is able to circulate more easily. The result is that the immune system functions better.
Other benefits noticed by our patients are:
- Improved joint flexibility and range of motion.
- Improved athletic performance.
- Improved ability to breathe deeper and easier.
- Decrease in chronic pain levels.
- Decreased blood pressure.
- Improved sense of relaxation and well being.
If you are interested in learning more about massage, or to book an appointment, please contact us at 403-945-2422
The Positive Effects of Massage Therapy on Pregnancy
During pregnancy, especially the third trimester, it can be quite tiring to move a belly with a baby in it around all day. Getting up from sitting, walking, bending over and turning over in bed become such monumental tasks, that many of us try not to as much as we can.
Massage during pregnancy is a wonderful, wonderful thing. It pampers you and helps to soothe tired, aching muscles, especially in the neck, shoulders and low back. In your early pregnancy, you might lie face down on a pregnancy table that opens to provide space for your belly. During the latter half of your pregnancy, you will most likely lie on your side during your massage. Pregnant women who are massaged throughout their pregnancy enjoy comfort, relaxation and the added benefits of:
- Better sleep
- Decreased stress levels
- Less anxiety
- Improved mood
- Improved circulation
- Less swelling of the hands, legs and feet
Our massage therapists are fabulous with helping pregnant women feel better throughout their pregnancies. If you would like more information, please call us at 403-945-2422.