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What is Massage Therapy?

The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or relieve pain. (Massage Therapy Act, 1991)

According to the American Medical Association, stress is one of the leading contributing factors involved in illness and disease. Massage can be effective in relieving stress as well as soft tissue discomfort, muscular overuse and many chronic pain syndromes. Massage assists in relaxation, having an overall tonic effect on the body and promotes a general feeling of well-being.

Massage Therapy can also help in rehabilitation of various injuries and can offer an effective treatment for many conditions including:

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Back and neck pain (whiplash)
  • Sprains, strains, muscle spasms
  • Tendinitis, bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • TOS and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Stress reduction
Constipation Massage helps deal with these conditions, not only by specifically addressing problem areas, but also by treating the body as a whole unit.  This in turn allows us to find the cause and work on any compensatory patterns that may occur throughout the body, secondary to the primary cause.
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