Massage has been in practice in most cultures, both in Western and Eastern, for a long time in human history. It was one of the earliest means used by people to reduce pain.
The term “massage therapy” entails many techniques with the most common one being classical or Swedish massage. This Western type of massage is the core of most massage training courses today. Other forms of massage include sports massage, clinical massage that aims to achieve certain goals such as releasing muscle spasms. Other massage traditions derived from Eastern cultures include Tuina and Shiatsu.
Massage therapy involves hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues and joints in the body. The soft tissues include muscle, skin, tendons and associated fascia, ligaments and joint capsules.
At NorthEnd, our massage therapist have professional skills in massage to help you in relieving pain. Massage therapy is carried out to relieve various types of pain such as low-back pain, neck and shoulder pain, pain from the knee, and headaches.
Our trigger point massage uses broad, flowing strokes that are gently and relaxing combined with deeper and stronger pressure. This therapy targets people who have injuries, chronic pain, or a certain issue or condition.
Sometimes areas of tightness[contracture] in the muscle tissue cause pain in other parts of the body. These knotted points are called trigger points.
Trigger point massage works on your entire body, but our specialist will focus on the specific areas of the body that need to be released. You can wear light clothing or be partially undressed for this service.
Massage Therapy Helpful for Fibromyalgia
This condition is usually accompanied by fatigue, altered sleep, mood, and memory loss. Massage is helpful for some fibromyalgia symptoms when it is continued for long enough.
A series of 9 case studies conducted in 2004 involving an evaluation of 404 participants, concluded that massage therapy, when carried out for at least 5 weeks, leads to reduced pain, anxiety, and depression in fibromyalgia patients. However, it didn’t show to have any effect on patients with sleep disturbance.
At NorthEnd, we offer a variety of massage to our clients depending on the issue being addressed.
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