What is Massage Therapy?
Massage Therapy is hands-on manipulation of muscular structures and soft tissues of the body by application of various pressure and techniques. Soft tissues include muscles, fascia, ligaments, tendons, joints, skin, organs, nerves, blood vessels, and lymphatic vessels. The primary goal of massage therapy is to restore and maintain health and optimal function to the targeted tissues by decreasing pain and muscular tension and improving flexibility.
Areas of Practice
Each patient’s treatment plan is created to best suit their individual needs and goals. With compassionate guidance and support, Stephanie believes everyone can find that balance of health and wellness!
Stephanie is trained in the treatment and management of a wide variety of musculoskeletal and other health conditions, including:
- Athletic Injuries
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Headaches & Migraines
- Motor Vehicle & Workplace Injuries
- Nervous System Conditions
- Chronic Pain Conditions
- TMJ Dysfunction
- Stress, Depression, Anxiety
- Other Musculoskeletal Issues
The Benefits of Massage Therapy
Registered Massage Therapists are trained to assess, treat, and provide appropriate rehabilitative exercise and patient education for a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions.
Some of the benefits of massage therapy include:
- Pain Reduction and Management
- Improve Posture
- Improve Circulation
- Lower Blood Pressure
- Reduce Stress, Depression and Anxiety
- Improve Flexibility and Range of Motion
- Strengthen the Immune System
- Post Surgery Recovery
- Injury Rehabilitation
- Encourage Relaxation
- Athletic Preparation and Recovery
- Release Endorphins – Amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller
- Enriched quality of life