Massage Therapy

pia mcpherson

Are you in Pain and discomfort? I am here to help you!

Massage Therapy has been around for over 4.000 years. References to massage appear in writings from ancient China, India, Japan, Arabic Nations, Egypt, Greece (Athletes in Ancient Greece employed the massage to keep their bodies in peak conditions prior to competitions), and Rome (The Romans used massage treatments to help reduce fatigue, muscle pain and improve flexibility).

Massage Therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissue (soft tissue refers to tissues that connect, support, or surround other structures and organs of the body such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments) in order to help the body to enhance its own homeostasis (the ability to maintain a constant internal environment in response to environmental changes).

There are different techniques that are used during a massage session such as lifting and kneading, rocking, compression, vibration, gliding, percussion, cross fiber friction and so on. What to expect in a Massage Therapy session? I think Massage Therapy should be included on anybody´s wellness, especially these days when time seems to fly by in just a blink without even notice it.

For the majority, we spend long hours seated on a desk, talking on the phone, working on a desk in front of a computer.
As the time passes we don´t realize that all of these daily activities make us to adopt a very bad posture that later on starts causing us stress, fatigue, headaches, neck pain, shoulders and back pain. One of the best ways to ease these problems is a Massage that can help and relieve discomfort in many ways.

For those who have not received a massage before, your modesty and physical comfort are one of my main priorities.

You will be cover by the sheets at all time, except the specific area receiving attention. When finishing working, I recover the area, and move to the next area.
A typical Massage Therapy takes about 60 minutes. Even though, not everybody´s bodies react the same way, you may experience some soreness, especially if this is your first massage ever. It this happens to you, do not panic, it is normal and would last for one or two days. It is highly recommended to drink plenty of water every day and before/after a massage.

It is very important to supply our body with this vital liquid, because water is life. The importance of drinking water Human body is about 60% water.

Water regulates our body temperature, lubricates joints, reduces the burden on kidneys and liver by flushing out waste products, carries nutrients and oxygen to cells, helps dissolve minerals and other nutrients to make them accessible to the body, helps prevent constipation, protects body organs and tissues, and moistens tissues for eyes, mouth and nose.
Lack of water can lead to dehydration, a condition that occurs when you do not have enough water in your body to carry out normal functions.
Even mild dehydration can drain your energy and make you feel tired. How much water do you need? The Institute of Medicine determined that an adequate intake for men is roughly 3 liters (about 13 cups) of total beverages a day.
The adequate intake for women is 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) of total beverages a day. So, now that you know how important it is to drink water…cheers!!! Let´ keep our bodies healthy and hydrated.
Benefits of Massage Therapy Studies have shown that Massage Therapy may be an effective way for reducing pain, stress, and muscle tension.
It may also help to reduce anxiety, improves circulation, lower blood pressure, increase relaxation, relieves headaches, and improves flexibility and range of motion.
In athletes, massage can help to reduce muscle stiffness and improve relaxation by reducing heart rate and blood pressure.