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MASSAGE THERAPY 2018-04-24T01:13:57+00:00

What Is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy refers to techniques to work on the body with pressure and specific movements. These massage techniques are commonly applied with hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, feet, or a device. The purpose of a therapy with massage is to release the body of stress or pain.

In this kind of therapy the specialist, works directly on muscle or soft tissue with long strokes, deep circular movements, pressure in specific points and in some cases vibration with specialized devices to help the patient to feel better, while releasing the body of muscle tension.

What Are The Benefits Of Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is a treatment in high demand and popularity with different healing purposes. Now considered a useful and important treatment option to heal a lesion or to improve chronic pain. During the massage session the therapist will use a hands-on techniques to increase circulation, relieve tension, reduce stress, relieve anxiety, improve sleep, and promote relaxation throughout the entire body.

Some specific benefits of massage therapy:

Relaxation: Helps the body get rid of stress and tension from muscles and tendons, even increasing flexibility and helping muscles to get more oxygen. Also can help heal damaged tissues fast, improve sleep, and improve digestive problems, headaches and get rid of pain in specific parts of the body.

Reduce Stress: Releasing the body of tension, when applied in regular sessions or for more than 30 minutes, boosts energy levels, reducse pain and improves emotions.

Lower Blood Pressure: Massages in regular sessions can  improve the blood pressure. Also helps patients  feel less anxiety, depression and tension…with this the risk of major health issues such, heath failure, and high blood pressure diminishes.

Circulation Improvement: The movements are beneficial to improve blood circulation in the body, improves the oxygen that flows into muscles and tissues and in case of pain, removesthe lactic acid from muscle fibers.

Boost to Immune System: The well-being feeling triggered by a massage helps the body to release endorphins,  oxygenate muscles and other organs bette. If this is combined with good nutrition,  it can help the body to improve the immune system and protect better against infections.

What Conditions Can be Treated With Massage Therapy?

Therapeutic massage does not increase muscle strength or prevent you from getting sick. But it can stimulate weak and inactive muscles, which helps compensate for lack of exercise and inactivity caused by illness or injury. Also it can help boost your endorphins and to improve the oxygen levels in your body which improves the way your body reacts to the environment.  This therapy can help you to treat some other conditions such:

  • Anxiety / depression /  stress
  • Fatigue
  • Headache /migraine
  • Pain, including muscle tension, tendon pain, back, shoulder and neck pain

What Kind of Massage Therapy Do You Offer?

Sport Massage

Used to prevent or treat injuries in muscles or joints. Also useful to improve flexibility and athletic performance.  Can be used by regular and occasional patients who participate in any sport to help muscles and improving mobility.


Technique by finger pressure that promotes relaxation and healing in the patient. Focused on reflex areas like hands and feet, where it is believed some organs are connected, promoting and healing.

Shiatsu Massage

Japanese technique that involves localized pressure using the fingers, hands and elbows all body over. In each point the therapist holds pressure for about two to eight seconds. The goal is to stimulate acupressure points to improve the flow of energy and help regain balance.

Deep Tissue Massage

Therapeutic massage technique that targets muscle knots that causes pain in the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. By the use of slow strokes on the muscles with pain, it can postural problems and injuries.

What Can I Do if I Need Massage Therapy?

We are ready to determine the program you may need. Together we will find the perfect scheme that fit your needs with absolute discretion and with personalized attention.

Call us today, we are here to help you.

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