Massage therapy is the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, using different techniques such as applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and moving muscles and body tissues.
Therapeutic massage may be recommended for children and adults to deliver benefits such as the following:
Reducing or eliminating pain.
Improving joint mobility.
Improving circulation and lymphatic drainage
Reducing muscular tension
Enhancing health and nourishment of skin
Types of massage
Swedish massage is the best-known and most popular type of massage therapy. Swedish massage therapy involves mild, moderate or deeper strokes on the body to target tissues and muscles for maximal pain relief, stress release and relaxation.
Deep Tissue Massage, concentrates on the deeper layers of the body’s soft tissues. It aims to release chronic patterns of tension in the body, through slow strokes and deep pressure on the contracted area(s). This soothing, therapeutic treatment releases toxins, chronic tension and pain.
Lymphatic drainage, is a technique used to gently work and stimulate the lymphatic system (vessels in the body that carries cellular waste toward the heart, to be filtered and removed), the technique assist in the reduction of localized swelling to improve waste removal and immune function.
Our Specialist is trained in various techniques including Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Release, Lymphatic drainage, Joint Play, Hydrotherapy, Sports Massage, Relaxation and General Swedish Massage. She has additional training in Prenatal Massage, Postnatal Massage and holds a Hospital placement specialization. Along with her Bachelor Degree in Sciences, Angelica enjoys and loves to meet people and working with them to improve their health and well-being.