The demands of the workplace and the pressure to succeed in every day life can be a lot to handle. Stress often leads to anxiety and feelings of being overwhelmed. This can also lead to varying degrees of depression. Depending on conditions, Pregnancy Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Rehabilitative Massage, CranioSacral Therapy, Chair Massage, Palliative Care and Hospice Massage are all valuable tools in helping to relieve these symptoms. These therapies support relaxation and healing in body and mind by reducing levels of the stress hormone cortisol and by increasing levels of endorphins. Recent studies suggest that endorphins encourage a cascade of positive physiological responses, including stress relief, change in mood, pain relief and boosting the immune system.
We can experience a range of physical discomforts which are often due to restricted tissues that are chronically contracted. This limits our flexibility and inhibits the movement and comfort of our musculoskeletal system. These symptoms, often caused by repetitive movements, injuries, or poor postural habits, can be relieved through Therapeutic Massage, Rehabilitative Massage or Pregnancy Massage techniques that soften and lengthen problem areas. Releasing painful muscles and tight fascial planes decreases the strain on our joints, increases circulation, removes harmful toxins from the tissues, improves range of motion and increases our overall sense of well-being.
Headaches associated with stress and tension are usually readily resolved through Therapeutic Massage, Rehabilitative Massage or Pregnancy Massage techniques that target contracted tissues of the upper back and cervical spine. Other aches of the head, such as sinusitis, migraines and temporal-mandibular joint dysfunction, are more complicated and not always resolved through traditional soft-tissue manipulation. CranioSacral Therapy has been shown to provide relief by releasing fascial adhesions of tight cranial muscles and sutures, easing symptoms often caused by whiplash, head trauma, jaw-clenching and dental surgeries.
Whether at the prime-of-life or at the end-of-life, pain is debilitating. By integrating a specialized manual therapy into your care plan, added relief is possible. Studies have shown therapies such as Compassionate Touch, Palliative Care and Hospice Massage, Therapeutic Massage and CranioSacral Therapy are all beneficial in calming the nervous system and relaxing contracted tissues. To a person whose body feels overwhelmed by a debilitating disease, or to a person who feels disoriented and isolated, careful and compassionate touch as a care-giving technique can be very reassuring and beneficial. Gentle touch allows us to feel acknowledged and connected, easing feelings of loneliness, anxiety and pain.