Benefits of Massage


Assists in injury and post-exercise recovery. Massage is highly effective in treating such injuries as tendinitis, muscle strains, or ligament sprains. It can reduce swelling and inflammation by helping to facilitate waste removal and bring healing nutrition and oxygen to injured cells, giving them the nutrients to rejuvenate.
Addresses pain and/or restricted range of motion in joints. Massage releases tight muscles that restrict joint movement. As tight muscles relax and shortened tissues are gently stretched and lengthened, flexibility is increased and movement becomes easier and less restricted. It also increases circulation to the joints, which can improve their general health and improve natural lubrication.
Reduces Stress. A reduction of stress has been shown to give you more energy, improve your outlook, and has even been shown to reduce the likelihood of injury and illness. Stress reduction also promotes restful sleep which is necessary to allow your tissues time to repair naturally.
Relieves secondary pain. Massage can reduce or relieve secondary pain that may accompany and even outlast the original cause. Some examples are headaches from eyestrain, backache during pregnancy, or the protective tensing of healthy muscles around an injury.

I have successfully treated clients with the following complaints:
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Muscle strains
  • Tension headaches
  • Repetitive stress injury recovery and prevention
  • Pain due to muscle imbalance/poor posture
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Tendinitis/tendinosis
  • Discomfort during pregnancy
  • Stress
  • Poor range of motion
  • Pain due to arthritis
  • Jaw pain
  • Recovery from surgery
  • The chiropractor has a hard time adjusting me unless I have massage first
  • I crashed into a hockey goal. My shoulder hurts and I can’t lift my arm.
A current diagnosis by a medical practitioner is strongly recommended, and at times necessary before massage therapy. This helps Liz to determine if massage would be beneficial, and which type of therapy is most efficient to use. If a underlying condition is suspected which is out of her scope of practice, she will refer you to an appropriate medical professional.

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