What is Massage?
Massage therapy is defined as the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints.  It can be used to treat chronic conditions resulting from overuse or strain or to address physical issues resulting from an injury or trauma to a specific part of the body.  Massage is useful for people of all ages, both children and adults.
 
These are the scientific facts, but in truth massage is so much more....
 
Massage has a direct impact on all of the physical systems, most notably the nervous, circulatory, lymphatic and musculoskeletal. Hence massage is not only a relaxing and rejuvenating activity, it also has significant proven health benefits.  
Equally important, however, is the effect that massage can have on the mental, emotional systems. Our bodies, regardless of age, fitness level, relationship status or condition need physical touch in a safe and healing way. 
 
Therapeutic massage provides a setting for nurturing yourself through relaxation of the mind and therefore the body, and can have the following benefits: 
  • Relieves stress and anxiety
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Increases body awareness and acceptance
Health benefits
  • Loosening of tight muscles
  • Reduced muscle fatigue and soreness
  • Improved muscle tone
  • Increased flexibility and range of motion
  • Reduced joint pain and inflammation
  • Improved circulation
  • Strengthened immune system
What conditions can massage help?
  • Back pain
  • Headaches
  • Joint stiffness and pain
  • Sleeplessness
  • Neuropathy
  • Sciatica
  • Multiple sclerosis strain
  • Fibromyalgia pain
              to name but a few..... 
  • Children's issues