Massage Therapy

The Benefits of Massage Therapy

Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your sense of emotional and physical well-being.

Massage Therapies on offer at Body in Tune:

Swedish Massage

A massage technique which employs manipulation of the muscles/muscular exercise to increase circulation and detoxify.

Sports Massage

A deep tissue technique that helps to recover ligament, muscle, and tendon injuries. This technique of slow and controlled movements upon the skin draws fluid through the blood vessels. Stretching of the tendons and ligaments, as well as deep manipulation of muscles, helps to replenish blood flow to damaged muscle tissue.

Sports massage also helps to cleanse lactic acid from the tissue and aids absorption of oxygen and nutrients.

Pregnancy Massage

Prenatal massage is effective at reducing discomfort and stress during pregnancy, thereby helping to regulate the body's immune system. Pregnancy causes extra stress on a woman's hips, pelvis and ankles - prenatal massage assists in alleviating this stress in the weight bearing joints and re-aligns posture.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue is a slower, stronger, more focused massage that stimulates deep into the muscles. Individuals who partake in intensive daily conditioning will benefit most from this technique. Deep tissue massage loosens muscles, reduces pain, and increases mobility. Sufferers of chronic pain, fibromyalgia, edema, muscle cramping, and even carpal tunnel syndrome may find significant relief from this form of massage.

Trigger Point Massage

Trigger point therapy is a technique that involves applying pressure to tender muscle tissue to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. Muscles are then stretched and applied with Swedish massage to complete the relaxation process. This type of massage examines and treats muscles and muscle attachments in layers. It addresses surface muscles, deeper ligaments and their connective tissues.

People who benefit most from this type of massage include those suffering from headaches, neck stiffness, carpal tunnel symptoms, tennis elbow, bursitis, frozen shoulder, back pain, low back stiffness, sciatica, and shin splints.

Manual Lymph Drainage

Manual Lymph Drainage (also referred to as simply MLD) is a very gentle type of massage therapy used to drain excess fluid from the body and improve the overall functioning of the lymphatic (immune) system.

MLD originated in Europe during the 1930s. It was first used on patients as an effective way to detoxify (ridding of waste) the body. Today, MLD is still used as a way to improve the inner workings of the lymphatic system. The massage is applied gently in the direction of lymph flow in order to unblock any obstructed lymph vessels, and allow lymph flow to transport waste from the body freely.

MLD massage is performed by a certified MLD massage therapist, who applies a light form of circular massage to their clients skin. MLD massages must be applied to bare skin, and no massage oils or lotions can be used in order for the treatment to be effective. MLD massage is applied in gentle strokes towards the heart. This technique will lightly stretch the walls of the lymph vessels and encourage lymph drainage. (Learn more)

Manual Therapy

A clinical approach to treatment and assessment of various musculoskeletal dysfunctions and postural imbalances. The therapist utilizes various hands on techniques such as and not limited to, joint mobilizations, myofascial release and advanced soft tissue manipulations. These treatments are tailored for persons looking for a therapeutic and rehabilitative alternative.

  • There are over 640 muscles in the human body.
  • 56 % have received a massage for 1 or more of the following reasons: soreness, stiffness or spasms, to relieve or manage stress, for prevention or to improve quality of life, injury recovery or rehabilitation, to keep fit or healthy/maintain wellness, or to control headaches or migraines.
  • 39 % indicated that medical benefits would be their primary motivation for having a massage
  • There are approximately 5 million touch receptors in our skin? 3,000 in a finger tip.
  • Specialized massage improves the flow of lymph through the body, relieving aches, pains, and flu-like symptoms.