Benefits of Massage
- Increases circulation, improving the general health of muscles and skin
- Reduces mental and muscular fatigue
- Increases joint mobility
- Reduces muscle spasm, pain, stiffness and soreness
- Reduces build up of scar tissue in injured muscles
- Reduces and can eliminate tendonitis: i.e. – carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive strain syndrome; tennis or golfer’s elbow; thoracic outlet syndrome; plantar fascitis
- Strengthens the immune system by increasing lymph flow for better health
- Soothes the nervous system creating a calming effect.
- A relaxed state is beneficial for both mind and body allowing the stress of the day to disappear and to release muscles out of a contracted state.
Contraindications of Massage
The following is a short list of conditions that if you currently have or have recently had, massage would not be appropriate. Please call Therapy To Go for clarification and also discuss with your health care provider.
- Skin infections and/or rashes
- Open wounds/sores
- Herpes – (only when active. Massage is alright when condition is not active)
- Some cancers (Client needs to discuss with health care provider)
- Heart conditions (Client needs to discuss with health care provider)
- Circulatory conditions – any type of blood clotting condition. thrombosis, phlebitis
- If you have been in an accident please consult with your health care provider before receiving massage to determine if any serious injury has occurred.