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Massage Therapy

Feeling stressed, in pain or generally tired and listless?

 

Massage Therapy can help.

 

It is one of the oldest and simplest forms of therapy. A combination of stroking, pressing, and kneading different regions of the body is used to alleviate pain and relax, stimulate and tone the body. Massage works on the soft tissues (muscles, tendons, and ligaments) and helps to stimulate blood circulation and assist the lymphatic system by improving the elimination of waste throughout the body.

 

Benefits of Massage Therapy

 

• Reduce Muscle Tension and Soreness
• Enhance Recovery
• Increase Circulation
• Reduce Stress
• Improve Detoxification
• Improve Sleep and Digestion

 

Types of Massage Offered

 

• Therapeutic/Deep Tissue Massage
• Thai Massage
• Sports Massage
• Swedish Massage
• Prenatal/Postnatal Massage
• Reflexology

 

 Prenatal Massage Therapy

 

Pregnancy massage aims to help minimize stress, promote relaxation and prepare the muscles for child birth.The technique can be beneficial through all stages of pregnancy:

 

First Trimester

 

o Relieves headaches
o Helps alleviate morning sickness
o Reduces fatigue
o Relieves anxiety
Second Trimester
o Alleviates backaches
o Relieves leg cramps
o Eases sciatic pain

 

Third Trimester

 

o Reduces swelling/edema
o Relieves pain from varicose veins
o Enhances sleep
o Prepares pelvic muscles for birth process

 

The licensed massage therapists at Balancing Point are certified and trained for both prenatal and infant massage.

 

Thai Massage Therapy

 

Thai massage therapists uses their hands, knees, legs, and feet to compress tight muscles, move you into a series of stretches and joint mobilizations. The massage also uses acupressure points and generally follows the Sen lines on the body –similar toto the Chinese Meridians used in acupunctrue. There is a standard procedure and rhythm to Thai massage. You may be asked to bring or wear comfortable clothing for your session.