Massage is one of those treatments that can just put it all back together in such a positive and oh la, la way! Whether you need a release from muscle soreness due to an active lifestyle, or perhaps to relieve tension build up or simply to get some much-needed relaxation, massage is a wonderful gift to yourself!
Here are the top reasons to get a massage
- Relaxation: Many people get massages to help them relax and reduce stress. Massage can help calm the mind and body, lower heart rate and blood pressure, and promote feelings of relaxation.
- Pain relief: Massage therapy can also help relieve pain caused by muscle tension, injury, or chronic conditions such as arthritis. By increasing blood flow to the affected area, massage can help reduce inflammation and promote healing.
- Improved flexibility and range of motion: Regular massage can help improve flexibility and range of motion by loosening tight muscles and increasing joint mobility.
- Improved circulation: Massage can increase blood flow throughout the body, helping to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and organs. This can promote overall health and wellbeing.
- Improved immune function: Some studies suggest that massage therapy can help boost immune function by increasing the production of natural killer cells and other immune system components.
- Emotional wellbeing: Massage can also have a positive impact on mental and emotional wellbeing by promoting relaxation, reducing anxiety and depression symptoms, and improving sleep quality.
There are many different types of massage therapy, each with its own techniques and benefits. Here at BioConnect our experienced therapists can tailor your massage treatment to your specific needs.
- Swedish massage: This is one of the most popular types of massage therapy. It involves long, smooth strokes, kneading, and circular movements on the topmost layers of muscles. Swedish massage can help promote relaxation, reduce stress, increase circulation, and improve range of motion.
- Deep tissue massage: This type of massage therapy involves applying pressure to the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It can help relieve chronic muscle tension, reduce inflammation, and improve mobility.
- Target massage: This type of massage therapy is designed for anyone including, athletes and active individuals and can be particularly helpful for individuals with chronic pain or tension headaches. It can help prevent and treat injuries, reduce muscle soreness, and improve flexibility and performance and involves applying pressure to specific points in the body to help relieve pain and tension.
- Myofascial massage is a type of massage therapy that targets the fascia, which is a connective tissue that surrounds and supports the muscles and organs in the body. The fascia can become tight or restricted due to injury, poor posture, or repetitive movements, which can lead to pain, tension, and a limited range of motion. The therapist applies gentle sustained pressure to the fascia to release tension and promote relaxation and may use a variety of techniques, including stretching, compression, and friction, to target specific areas of tension.
- Lymphatic massage: This massage therapy is designed to help improve the function of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is a network of vessels and tissues that help remove waste and toxins from the body and support the immune system. During a lymphatic massage, the therapist uses light, rhythmic strokes, and gentle pressure to stimulate the flow of lymphatic fluid in the body. This can help reduce swelling and inflammation, improve immune function, and promote overall health and well-being.
- Lymphatic massage can be particularly helpful for individuals who have had lymph nodes removed or damaged due to surgery, injury, or illness. It can also be beneficial for individuals with lymphedema, which is a condition characterized by swelling and fluid retention in the arms or legs.
- Reduced swelling and inflammation: Lymphatic massage can help stimulate the flow of lymphatic fluid, which can help reduce swelling and inflammation in the body.
- Improved immune function: The lymphatic system plays an important role in supporting immune function, and lymphatic massage can help improve the function of the immune system.
- Pain relief: Lymphatic massage can help reduce pain and discomfort associated with swelling and inflammation.
- Improved digestion: The lymphatic system is involved in the digestion and absorption of nutrients, and lymphatic massage can help improve digestive function.
- We have many patients adding this massage either in between or after their Vanquish ME sessions to reduce any swelling and to help with the elimination of the fat cells.
But that’s not all that we do in this area…
In addition to massage, BioConnect also offers wood therapy or maderotherapy. This is a special massage technique that involves the use of wooden tools to manipulate the body’s soft tissues. During a wood therapy massage, the therapist applies varying levels of pressure and strokes to the body using wooden tools to target specific areas of the body such as the back, glutes, legs, hamstring, and arms.
Wood therapy has a variety of benefits, including improved circulation, lymphatic drainage, the release of tension in the muscles, and body contouring. The use of wooden tools is believed to provide a deeper massage than traditional hands-on techniques, and the natural materials are hypoallergenic and do not contain any harmful chemicals or toxins.
Patients also use wood therapy for the temporary relief of the appearance of cellulite.
Cupping therapy: Cupping therapy is an ancient therapeutic technique that involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. The suction created by the cups can help increase blood flow and promote healing in the body. Cupping therapy is often used to treat a variety of conditions, including pain, inflammation, and muscle tension. Overall, cupping therapy can be a valuable tool for promoting physical well-being when the body needs more than just hand work. It is important to note that cupping can leave bruise-like marks on the surface of the skin which are temporary and typically clear up in 48 hours.
Our therapist, Chalise Jordan and Naomi Jones are experts in their field. Book a massage today and we promise you will come out better than when you go in!