Massage therapy is the manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. There are many types of massage therapy methods (also called modalities). People seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons; for example, to reduce stress and anxiety, to relax muscles, to rehabilitate injuries, to reduce pain and to promote overall health and wellness.
Massage can relieve tension, break up adhesions and scar tissue, and facilitate waste removal from the muscles. Skilled orthopedic massage can create therapeutic change in the muscle tissue reducing the recovery time for soft tissue injuries such as sprains, strains, and tears as well as reducing degenerative pressure on joints. Massage should be looked at as a crucial part of any athlete or active person’s recovery and maintenance program. While massage is great for injuries and soreness, many people also choose to use regular massage as a tool to help relax, relieve stress and prevent injury.
At Ascend Wellness MBS, our massage therapists utilize a variety of techniques, to treat patients including:
• Orthopedic massage
• Sports recovery / rehabilitation
• Deep tissue / neuromuscular
• Swedish Massage
• Integrative Massage
Massage is available Monday-Friday, we do recommend pre-booking to ensure you are able to schedule the time you prefer.
Massage Fun Facts
• One hour massage is equal to 7-8 hours of sleep on the body
• There are approximately 5 million touch receptors in our skin – 3,000 in a finger tip
• Muscles are made up of bundles from about 5 in the eyelid to about 200 in the buttock muscles
• Touch is the first sense to develop in humans, and may be the last to fade
• Office workers massaged regularly are more alert, perform better and are less stressed than those who aren’t massaged
• There are over 80 common massage modalities being used around the world.
• Massage Therapy stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers, which is why it is so helpful in relieving pain.
• It is believed that massage was one of the oldest forms of medical care known to man, with Egyptian tomb paintings depicting people receiving massage therapy (that’s over 6000 years ago!)
• Massage positively affects the body and health conditions such as pain management, circulatory issues, stress reduction, injury rehabilitation, migraine control, and overall wellness
• Massage Therapy enhances attentiveness, focus, mental clarity, and emotional balance.
• Therapeutic stretching can help prevent and speed healing of injuries to the muscles and soft tissues of the body
• Massage Therapy can reduce heart rate and lower blood pressure reducing many risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
• Prenatal massage increases circulation, promotes relaxation, prepares the muscles for childbirth, and enhances joint flexibility