Massage can provide many therapeutic benefits by promoting wellness and relaxation. It also helps speed healing, reduce pain, and eliminate stress for clients of all different backgrounds, goals, and needs.
As a practice, massage dates back to ancient Egypt and China with first documentation occurring over 4,000 years ago in a Chinese text called “The Yellow Emperor’s Classic Book of Internal Medicine.” Since that time, massage has come to play an important role in helping countless people fight chronic pain, stress, headaches, anxiety, depression, and more.
Often we forget that our mental, emotional, and physical health are all interconnected. Massage helps to promote the production of certain substances (such as endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine) that increase relaxation, allow for better sleep, and boost your mood. At the same time, massage helps decrease levels of pain and stress-causing substances in the body, making massage a safe and natural way to fight anxiety, depression, and a wide range of aches.
Massage therapy comes in many forms including:
- Swedish massage
- Sports massage
- Prenatal Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Oncology Massage
- Relaxation Massage
There are up to 80 recognized styles of massage therapy available. This variety allows for a personalized approach to massage therapy that ensures each client receives safe, effective care tailored to his or her needs. What style works best for your needs depends on what you hope to achieve through massage therapy. Do you want a way to unwind after a stressful day? Do you want to sleep better? Accelerate recovery? Help manage chronic pain? All of these questions determine how best to approach therapeutic massage for your specific goals.
We also take into account your physical condition as those with certain conditions require careful handling to ensure the massage is wholly safe and beneficial. To learn more about our massage services, contact A Well Kneaded Massage today.