All About Massage and what it does!
Have you been wondering all about massage?
What is massage?
Massage is a very broad term and it has a very long history of use. Wikipedia defines massage as:
is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and
connective tissue to enhance the function and promote relaxation and
well-being. The word comes from the French massage "friction of
kneading", or from Arabic massa meaning "to touch, feel or handle" or
from Latin massa meaning "mass, dough", cf. Greek verb "to handle,
touch, to work with the hands, to knead dough".] In distinction the
ancient Greek word for massage was anatripsis, and the Latin was
The Benefits of Massage(See more on the benefits of massage)
If you have never had a massage this is what you can expect with your first massage.
Massage Therapy can help with some of these conditions:
- ADD, ADHD
- Massage for Back Pain - spasms, herniated discs, pulled muscles, trauma, sciatica
- Neck Pain - spasms, whiplash, "crick in the neck", herniated discs
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome - numbness and pain in arms and hands caused
by compression in the shoulder area of nerves due to tight muscles
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - weak or pain in hands, wrists and forerms usually due to repetitive motions such as computer work.
- Rotator Cuff Injuries (Shoulder injuries)
- Headaches - tension headaches, migraines, sinus headaches
- Fibromyalgia - helps with pain and stress and assists in the healing process
- Foot Pain or Plantar Fasciaitis
- Knee Pain
- Iliotibial band pain
- Massage for Cancer - helps with the stress and pain of the healing process
- Hip Pain
- Arthritis - Helps to relieve the pressure on the joints to keep them moving and can help prevent arthritis
- Jaw Pain/Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction
- Digestive disorders
- Pelvic Floor disorders
- Pregnancy Massage
to help relieve some of the side effects of being pregnant and relieve
pregnancy related conditions such as back pain and sciatica.
- Infant Massage - helps with growth of premature babies and in parent/child bonding
- Depression and anxiety
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
- Massage for Sleep Disorders
- Recovery from Surgeries such as herniated discs, knee surgery, neck surgery or surgery to repair injuries
Stress - reduces blood pressure, relieves tension, reduces stress that
can affect the immune system as well as mental, emotional and spiritual
- Relieves Knots or Triggerpoints which cause pain
- Attachment disorders in infants, children and adults
- Massage for Dementia
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