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What is massage therapy?
Massage is a natural therapy that uses soft tissue manipulation to provide a therapeutic response within muscles, connective tissue, tendons, joints and ligamentous structures.
In today's society, stress is the basis for many health problems. Massage is one of the most effective means available to reduce stress. Massage therapy releases chronic muscle tension and pain, increases flexibility, reduces mental and physical fatigue, improves circulation, promotes relaxation and decreases stress levels. It has an effect on all body systems, including circulatory, muscular and nervous systems. Massage is safe and effective in obtaining relief from many specific problems. Massage treatments can be a benefit to people of all ages and conditions. The psychological effects are in increased well being that usually occurs with positive touch. Psychological benefits are also most evident in those experiencing stress and or depression. Massage therapy can decrease blood pressure and heart rate.
Maureen Creswell, RMT
Maureen is a graduate of Kikkawa College (class of 2006) and has been practicing as a registered massage therapist for 5 years. She holds qualifications in Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Release, Pregnancy Massage, Deep Tissue/Sports Massage and Hot Stone Massage. Maureen chose to enter the health field so she could help facilitate peoples' well-being and allow her to interact with people in a supportive, nurturing and healing environment. Hot Yoga Aurora is that environment.
Massage therapy is recommended for the treatment of:
- General relaxation
- daily stress and anxiety
- migraine/tension headaches
- shoulder and neck tension
- low back pain
- strains/sprains/muscle spasms
- carpel tunnel syndrome
- tennis/golfer's elbow
- post surgery/surgery rehabilitation
- motor vehicle accidents
- occupational strain injuries
- arthritic pain
- frozen shoulder
- athletic injuries
- delayed muscle soreness
- pre/post-natal discomfort
- repetitive strain injuries
- postural conditions
Massage Therapy Treatments
Deep Tissue/Sports Massage
This technique addresses specific muscles and muscle groups. It is a fundamental technique that offers fast results for both pain and stress. This technique begins gently and progresses deeply as the outer muscle fibers relax, allowing the second and third layers of muscle to be addressed.
This treatment works by the manipulation of the fascia that connects and surrounds muscles. Because the fascia is body-wide, tension or trauma in one part of the body can affect other parts of the body. The fascia responds to the trained touch to release the adverse effects of inflammation, tensions and trauma.
Designed to provide much needed relief and relaxation to expecting and new mothers. This massage provides a soothing and comforting experience for both mother and child.
A gentle rhythmic treatment that helps to relieve congestion of the lymphatic system. Increases circulation, reduces edema and stimulates the immune system to eliminate toxins.