The benefits of massage are well documented. It increases circulation, decreases blood pressure and levels of stress hormones in the body. Human interaction and skin to skin contact also appear to be incredibly important to our health and development.
Massage and Physiotherapy can help address the root of problems rather than just numbing the pain with analgesics. For example, headaches can be caused by muscle referral pain, and when the dysfunction affecting the muscle is addressed, the pain will go away.
Massage can also reduce numbness and tingling by relieving compression on nerves from tight muscles along their route to the affected areas. Our Registered Massage Therapists have the expertise and experience to target the muscles and fascia that may be contributing to any blockages.
Constipation is another condition you may not have known can be benefited by massage therapy. Manual therapy can decrease fascial adhesions and help move fecal material along the gastrointestinal tract. Beyond the two classes on Systemics Zana participated in during her three year program at West Coast College of Massage Therapy, Zana has taken an additional class on Visceral Manipulation where increasing bladder capacity by increasing visceral mobility and decreasing adhesions was discussed and practiced. Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, leg length discrepancies, disc protrusions and many other issues are also included in the scope of practice of a Registered Massage Therapist.
Feel free to contact Zana to find out more.