Conditions that we can effectively help treat
Massage and Specific Health Conditions
Clinical research has shown that massage therapy has benefits for many serious medical conditions. It alleviates pain and aids in the healing process.
Massage has been found to be especially effective for patients with these conditions:
- Low back pain
- Migraines/Tension Headaches
- Carpal Tunnel
- SI joint dysfunction
- Sciatica/Piriformis Syndrome
- Plantar Fasciatis
Low Back Pain
Massage promotes relaxation and tension relief in low back pain sufferers. With a little Thai massage (series of assisted stretching) and/or Orthopedic Massage (deep and powerful manipulations of the ligaments and tendons) you can be back to yourself in no time!
A review of more than a dozen studies concluded that massage therapy helps relieve depression and anxiety by affecting the body’s biochemistry. Researchers at the University of Miami School of Medicine reviewed studies that measured the stress hormone cortisol in participants before and immediately after massage and found that the therapy lowered levels by up to 53 percent! Massage also increased serotonin and dopamine, which are both neurotransmitters that help reduce depression. Massage for the overall betterment of life? YOU BET!
Migraines and/or Tension Headaches
In a 2006 study published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, massage therapy recipients exhibited fewer migraines and better sleep quality than the control group. A 1998 study published in the International Journal of Neuroscience found that massage therapy decreased the occurrence of headaches, sleep disturbances and distress symptoms in adults with migraines.
A 2004 study by the University of Miami School of Medicine explored the effects of massage therapy on carpel tunnel syndrome. The study concluded that carpal tunnel patients receiving massage experienced less pain, reduced symptoms and better grip strength than patients that did not receive massage.
Research has shown that hypertensive patients who received three 10-minute back massages a week had a reduction in blood pressure, compared to patients who tried to increase relaxation without massage. Lets lower that blood pressure!