Pregnancy is a wonderful and magical time but it also comes with it's fair share of discomforts and aches. Swedish based massage therapy has been shown to be beneficial to pregnant women as well as their unborn babies in a variety of ways, first and foremost by reducing production of norepinephrine and cortisol (stress hormones) and elevating dopamine and serotonin levels helping to prevent depression. Balancing these hormones helps to reduce complications during birth as well as lowering newborn complications such as low birth weight.
Many of us participate in exercise and sport to stay healthy, fit or as a profession. However most of us will experience some form of injury at one time or another. Massage Therapy is a fantastic resource to help avoid injury, recover from injury or just to advance to the next level.
Common injuries that massage therapy can help manage or resolve:
Injuries come in all forms and have many different causes. Often times it can be tough to know what sort of therapy to seek and we get frustrated and end up doing nothing instead, allowing the injury to progress and get worse. Massage Therapy is a fantastic resource for a wide range of conditions and can be used alone or coupled with other therapies to help aid in safe and effective recovery.
Just some of the more common injuries and condition that massage therapy can be effective in managing or improving: