Massage is a general term for rubbing, pressing and manipulating of your muscles, tendons and ligaments (aka the soft tissues of your body) through your skin. Massage may range from light touch to deep pressure. There are many different types of massage, including these types:
At the Bone and Joint we offer all of these massage techniques. Our massage therapist Rachael Handley LMT has over 18 years experience in working with both injury and relaxation massage.
Massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.
Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension while increasing endorphins, enkephalins (feel good hormones), reducing edema swelling, and improving circulation.
While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:
Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, and comfort.
Come on you owe it to yourself, book a one of a kind massage with our Licensed Massage Therapist, Rachael Handley, LMT