What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of normalizing those tissues and consists of manual techniques that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and/or causing movement of or to the body. – Webster’s Medical Dictionary
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Generally, massage is known to affect the circulation of blood and the flow of blood and lymph, reduce muscular tension or flaccidity, affect the nervous system through stimulation or sedation, and enhance tissue healing. There are also a number of clinical benefits which include: reducing anxiety, improving pulmonary function for asthma patients, reducing psychological and emotional stress, enhance immune system functioning and much more.
Some medical conditions that massage therapy can help are: allergies, anxiety and stress, arthritis, asthma and bronchitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive motion injuries, chronic and temporary pain, circulatory problems, depression, digestive disorders, tension headache, insomnia, myofascial pain, sports injuries, and TMJ dysfunction.
What to expect
Before your massage at Baindevie, you’ll be asked to remove clothing to your level of comfort. Our therapist will leave the room while you undress and remove any jewelry or other articles that might interfere with the massage. Note: The massage is most effective when the massage therapist can touch your skin in areas they will massage, so remove as much clothing as possible to your comfort level. Any areas not being actively treated will be covered by a towel while you rest comfortably on a padded massage table.
Our tables provide an open face rest that allows you to lay comfortable facedown with no rotational stress on the cervical spine. Once ready, the massage therapist will knock on the door to assure that you are ready for treatment. Each therapy sessions is approximately 1 hour long in which general and patient-specific protocols are used.