Massage therapy is beneficial to the body by promoting relaxation and treating specific conditions. It aids with pain relief and improving mobility through a variety of techniques.
Myofascial release is a type of physical therapy often used to treat chronic pain disorders caused by sensitivity and tightness in your myofascial tissues.This technique involves massaging and stretching the areas that feel rigid with light manual pressure. It is also used to strengthen and improve the range of muscle mobility by applying gentle muscle contractions to relax and lengthen the muscles.
Cupping is an ancient form of alternative medicine involving decompression of the soft tissues using vacuum suction. During cupping, the special cups are gently and painlessly applied to the skin; lifting the underlying soft tissue into the cup for a few minutes.
Individuals utilize this treatment for a variety of purposes to include (but not limited to):
Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle, connective tissue massage technique that accelerates the movement of the lymphatic fluid that bathes the tissues, through the lymphatic system and into the bloodstream. The therapist uses precise, rhythmic strokes/pumping action, causing the small capillaries to open and close, enhancing reabsorption of lymph from the tissues back into the lymphatic vessels. This technique helps remove toxins, reduces edema or tissue fluid retention, and decongests all lymphatic pathways. The repetitive and soothing movements also stimulate pain-inhibitory reflexes.
Lymphatic drainage massage enhances: