Massage therapy is known and considered to be part of complementary and alternative medicine. Massage therapy is used for a wide range of medical conditions and situations. There are many different massage techniques you can experience depending on your condition. Massage therapy is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders. If you are recovering from an injury or just in need of a stress reliever you can benefit from a massage therapy session at Elite Fitness Plus. We offer Swedish massage therapy which is a therapeutic approach to healing of the human body by means of a variety of strokes, chief among which are effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement, and vibration.
Deep tissue massage therapy with trigger point technique uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, physically breaking down adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement.
Sports massage therapy which is geared more toward people involved in sport activities to help prevent or treat injuries.
Ice massage therapy numbs sore tissues, decreases inflammation and tissue damage while providing pain relief like a local anesthetic.
Pregnancy massage therapy which stabilizes hormonal levels and helps relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes and it soothes and relaxes the nervous system by releasing endorphins into the mother’s body as a result, the expectant mother feels more relaxed and at ease.
Massage therapy has many more benefits to your health including: relieving stress, reduces pain, reduces headaches or migraines, encourages relaxation, releases endorphins, increases lymph flow, increases mental clarity, reduces anxiety, improves posture, improves circulation, reduces blood pressure and heart rate, improves pliability of fascia and separates tissues, improves digestion, improves flexibility and range of motion, enhances post-operative rehabilitation, and improves rehabilitation after an injury, remove toxins, deliver nutrients to tissue and cells more efficiently, and recover strains and trauma more quickly, as well as giving a general feeling of well being.