Massage therapy is one of the oldest forms of healing. What began as an intuitive response — to rub where it hurts — developed into a broad and varied spectrum of techniques.
Each technique designed to work with the innate intelligence of the body to restore well function and relationship.
These techniques, whether deep tissue, fascial, cranio-sacral, manual lymph drainage or Swedish massage, are all delivered with the human hand. All require sensitivity and connection on the part of the practitioner. This is both the greatest challenge and greatest joy of our work as massage therapists.
The applications of our work are broad.
Muscle tension manifests in over a hundred different types of conditions, and massage therapy — best known for treating tight muscle — can help with them all. But this is not the limit to the effects of our work. Massage therapy offers relief when drugs cannot, during pregnancy or times when a medication might make a condition worse.
Massage therapy supports proper healing and tissue repair after injury or surgery. It provides a significant, essential edge to competitive athletes. It can prevent multiple conditions from developing or worsening. It can even help you have a bowel movement if you’re constipated.
At its best, it is a kind and gentle re-education of the nervous system that supports the integration and balance of our hormonal system and brain so that we not only function well, but feel well.
In a time where external noise is so magnetic, and the challenge to keep our equilibrium can sometimes be overwhelming, massage brings us home to where we live. To the simplicity of physical presence, of the experience of being in a body. Perhaps, to enter stillness and listen the unheard messages our body has for us.