Improving Flexibility

As we age and live active life styles, our muscles tighten and we lose the range of motion. One of the main reasons we become less flexible as we get older has to do with certain changes that take place in our connective tissues. As we age, our bodies gradually loose fluid and dehydrate.

Massage Therapy and Corrective Exercise training is an effective treatment for increasing and maintaining flexibility. By working on muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, and joints, massage with corrective exercise can stimulate the production and retention of our bodies' natural lubricants between the connective tissue fibers, making stretching and movement easier.

Relieving Headaches

There is a two-step procedure when it comes to treating migraines and tension related headaches. The first step involves massage treatments performed on a regular basis to help the body maintain an optimal level of relaxation and to locate the trigger point(s) causing the discomfort. This approach reduces the chances of migraine attacks and tension headaches from occurring by reducing muscle spasms and trigger points.

The second step involves Corrective Exercise training as a pro-active method to reduce the chance of muscle spasms and trigger points from developing.

Improving Posture

Allowing the body to reinforce healthy and natural movements can be one of the most beneficial aspects of Corrective Exercise and Massage Therapy. Many aches and pains are due to poor posture. Whether we are driving, working at a desk, or even just standing still, poor posture can contribute to a number of physical aches and pains. Over time, these bad habits can cause increased bodily stress.

With a consistent program of massage therapy and corrective exercise, the painful points in muscles are loosened and relaxed, joints have greater freedom, and pressure points are relieved. This allows the body to position itself in a healthy and natural posture, therefore avoiding the unhealthy movements and positions developed over time as a reaction to the pain.

Encouraging Relaxation

In today's fast-paced world, our busy lifestyles can take a toll on our physical and mental health. Allowing our bodies to relax and unwind is now more important than ever. A massage session provides the ultimate experience in relaxation. The lasting effects of massage can range from promoting relaxed states of mental alertness to enhancing our capacity for calm and creative thinking.

Through massage therapy, we become more aware of our daily stress levels. This allows us to recognize what true relaxation feels like so we can more easily recreate it for ourselves, before stress becomes chronic and damaging. Having this relief from stress increases our energy levels and vitality, as well as enhances our ability to cope with and enjoy our daily lives.

Relaxing Muscles

Not only do tense muscles cause knots and pain in their respective areas in the body, they can create a chain reaction that spreads. When one part of your body hurts you compensate by diverting that extras stress to another part of your body, creating an imbalance and discomfort. Massage and Corrective Exercise plays an important role in training the body how to relax.

Once you recognize what true relaxation feels like, you can become pro-active in your life to decrease and eliminate it before stress becomes chronic and damaging. Having this relief from stress can enhance our ability to cope with and enjoy life.