Massage assists in bringing you into your true alignment, and allows for space to connect with your highest self.
Decreases the stress hormone cortisol
Increases oxytocin (feelings of contentment), and the number of lymphocytes, white blood cells that are part of the immune system
Increases serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain, which are responsible for regulating mood
Reduces the production of compounds called cytokines, which play a critical role in inflammation, and stimulates mitochondria, that convert glucose into the energy essential for cell function and repair.
Relaxes muscle tension
Improves circulation by increasing blood flow
Increases delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the cells
Cleanses tissues of metabolic waste, such as lactic acid
Separation and prevention of adhesions and excessive scar tissue formation
Improves the return of lymphatic fluids
Increases energy levels
Improves muscular tissue health
Reduces swelling from the accumulation of fluid in the extremities
Increases flexibility and range of motion in joints
Improves rehabilitation after injury
Helps manage pain
Swedish massage is a system of therapeutic, manual manipulations of soft tissues (muscles, tendon, ligaments and fascia) for the purpose of enhancing circulation to restore or maintain health and overall wellbeing. Increased circulation aids in the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to all cells, and cleanses the tissues of cellular metabolic waste, such as lactic acid. Massage relaxes tense muscles and flushes out waste, increases joint range of motion, soothes the nervous system, increases respiration, and reduces swelling from the accumulation of fluid in the extremities. The many benefits of Swedish massage include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, and improved circulation of blood and lymph, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.
Deep tissue massage is used to treat particular muscular-skeletal disorders and complaints and employs techniques and strokes to achieve a measure of relief. The purpose of deep tissue massage is to “unstick” the fibers of the muscles and release both toxins and chronic muscle tension, or adhesions, also known as “knots.” Cross-fiber friction is intended to break down existing and forming adhesions in muscles, tendons and ligaments using compression and motion.
Depending on the needs of the client, a session may include swedish, deep tissue, myofasical release, trigger point release, shiatsu, reflexology and aromatherapy.