Massage Therapy
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assage Therapy is referenced in ancient texts from all corners of human history. Today, there are scores of different massage therapies available from light to deep touch, with many varieties of focus and intent, and many theories of practice. Practitioners apply specific degrees of pressure to muscles, ligaments, tendons, skin, using their hands, fingers, knuckles, elbows, forearms, sometimes even feet or implements such as warmed rocks. Many styles use special oils, often with the addition of particular scents.

Some therapies utilize direct pressure on reflex points: deep pressure on specific points for the muscular-skeletal system; pressure or light touch for the energy systems such as chakras, meridians; and comprehensive approaches such as foot reflexology, which addresses the entire body through direct pressure to specific areas of the feet.

Massage is useful for:

  • Relaxation
    Pain relief
    Improved circulation
    Reduced anxiety
    Lymphatic flow
    Joint stiffness
    Myofacial tissue balance

To learn more about this and other complementary health care therapies, call or e-mail today!

Cathy Layland
Certified Energy Kinesiologist