Massage therapy is effective in reducing stress and relieving muscle tension, but the benefits of massage go much deeper than that. Adding massage therapy to a healthy lifestyle can be helpful in decreasing anxiety, getting rid of headaches, aiding in digestion, decreasing blood pressure, and alleviating nerve pain and sports injuries. In fact, regular therapy can help to prevent many of those problems and keep you pain free.
Different therapies address different conditions. At the The Vital Body, we combine multiple therapies to address all of your needs so that you leave the table feeling 100% better. Therapies offered include:
Deep Tissue Massage
More than a deep massage, deep tissue/deep muscle massage is administered to affect the sub-layer of muscles and fascia. It helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation, and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendonitis. It is generally integrated with other massage techniques.
Taping technique designed to facilitate the body's natural healing process. It provides support and stability to the muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons without restricting the body's range of motion. Applying tape to an area of the body prolongs the benefits of manual therapy administered within a clinical setting. Kinesio-taping alleviates pain, enables lymphatic drainage, and reduces inflammation (edema) by microscopically lifting the skin. This technique also provides positive physiological impact on the circulatory system and the fascia.
Muscular Release Therapy
Muscular Release Therapy is the treatment of soft tissue disorders such as adhesions, fibrosis and trigger points as a result of repetitive strain, trauma or bio-mechanical disorders.
Therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the soon-to-be mother as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. Some of the benefits include: relieve soreness in the muscles, alleviate stress on the joints, ease pressure and pain to the nervous system (e.g. sciatic nerve), reduce swelling, facilitate breathing, improve the mood, boost relaxation, and prepare the body for delivery; all of which have a positive impact on the fetus as well.
Effective bodywork approach for the new adjustments that motherhood brings. Postpartum massage is essential for quicker recovery and better health. Some of the benefits are: relief pain, speed healing and assist with C-section recovery, reduce swelling, regulate hormones, improve breast-feeding, reduce stress, boost relaxation, and better sleep. Mothers are welcomed to bring their newborns to the postpartum massage session.
Sports massage consists of specific components designed to reduce injuries, alleviate inflammation, provide warm-up and cool-down for athletes before, during, after, and within their training regimens.
One of the most commonly taught and well-known massage techniques, Swedish massage is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. The many benefits of Swedish massage may include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.
Trigger point massage is used for relief and control of myofascial pain and dysfunction. Treatment consists of trigger point compression, massage, passive stretching, and a regime of corrective exercises.