Massage Therapy:

  • Is a manipulation of soft tissue such as skin, muscle, ligament and tendons, and is an effective and proven treatment for the reduction of pain, stress and muscle tension
  • Massage has been proven useful for the treatment of digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, anxiety, headaches, myofascial pain syndrome, insomnia related to stress, parasthesias and nerve pain, sports injuries, temporomandibular joint pain, and soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Massage is also utilized for sports injury rehabilitation, increased relaxation, addressing anxiety and depression, and aiding general wellness

Massage Therapy Evaluation:

  • Encouraging a whole-body healing experience is an important aspect of massage therapy
  • At choosing joy, inc., a massage therapy evaluation may include the following:
    • Overview of current complaints and any medical history regarding area(s) to be addressed during the treatment
    • Therapeutic massage strokes to increase blood flow, decrease pain, and improve whole-body relaxation
    • Light stretching of affected area(s), as indicated only
    • Recommendation of a follow up treatment plan to maximize the benefits of massage therapy
  • Any health concerns you may have should be discussed at this evaluation so that the therapist can formulate a complete treatment recommendation that is specific to your needs

For more information regarding massage therapy, please visit Mayo Clinic and MedicineNet.com.