Michelle Decker, LMT
An increasing number of research studies show that massage therapy is beneficial for an array of health conditions, especially those linked to stress related tension, which health care professionals account for 80 to 90% of disease.
Just a few of the physical benefits of massage therapy are: pain relief, increased energy, increased circulation, improved posture, relief of tension headaches and migraines and a strengthened immune system.
In addition to the physical benefits there are numerous positive effects massage has on our mental and emotional health including enhanced sleep quality, improved concentration, increased alertness, and reduced mental tension.
Just receiving caring human touch through massage is very therapeutic and helpful in dealing with stress, grief, loneliness, anxiety and depression, therefore it's often prescribed by psychologists. It's a wonderful way to nurture ourselves to health.
The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles.
Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load. It stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable. Swedish massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested in a regular program for stress management. It also has many specific medical uses.
Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fiber's of the muscles, tendons and fascia.
Deep tissue massage is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles not with the grain. Deep tissue massage helps to break up and eliminate scar tissue. Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific areas and may cause some soreness during or right after the massage. However, if the massage is done correctly you should feel better than ever within a day or two.
30 minute massage - $1.25 per minute
60 minute massage - $1.25 per minute
90 minute massage - $1.25 per minute
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Gonzales Chiropractic Center