What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body to treat various conditions. It employs manual techniques such as applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and/or causing movement of or to the body. Hand and elbow techniques affect the muscular, skeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, nervous, and other systems of the body.
Thrive Now Registered Massage Therapists are trained to provide an accurate assessment, differential diagnosis, and prognosis within their scope of expertise, and treat effectively.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
There are a variety of benefits of massage therapy. Some of the most common ones include:
Stress and Anxiety ReliefMassage can help reduce stress and promote relaxation, especially given its relaxing properties during your session and after.
Pain ManagementIt can alleviate muscle tension and reduce pain through therapeutic massage that targets specific areas of tension.
Improved CirculationMassage can enhance blood flow and lymphatic circulation, which contributes to the healing process within your body.
Better Mobility and FlexibilityRegular sessions can enhance flexibility and range of motion, which help you enjoy the activities you love doing that require movement.
Better SleepMassage may improve sleep quality and help with insomnia, both because of its circulatory, pain relief, and relaxation benefits.
Injury RecoveryIt can aid in recovering from injuries by promoting healing and working on areas of pain and tension without being invasive.
Conditions Massage Therapy Can Address
If you are interested in massage therapy and want to get started in the Cowichan Valley, book your appointment online at Cobble Hill or Duncan!
Bonus Information on Massage Therapy
Click here to see an excellent video from the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of BC.
We also take ICBC claims and can bill directly! Ask us for more information.