Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage therapists typically use their hands and fingers for massage, but may also use their forearms, elbows and even feet. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure.
There are many different types of massage. All or some of these techniques might be blended into a single session at The Ridge (with exception to prenatal):
- Deep Tissue
- Trigger Point
- & Shiatsu
Massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.
Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.
A few of the many benefits are:
- Stretch, relax and soften injured, tired and overused muscles
- Increase joint flexibility
- Improve range of motion
- Promote tissue regeneration and healing
- Promote circulation
- Lessen stress/anxiety/depression