More Than A Luxury…The Lifelong Value of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy can help you keep your body healthy and able to meet the stresses of your life. Through increasing circulation and relaxing the muscles massage helps the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, assisting the body in staying at peak condition. If you find your body is declining in its ability or if there has been an injury massage therapy allows the body to heal at an accelerated rate as well as prevent future injuries, especially if you are in a physically active job or sport. Our therapists incorporate several different therapy methods to assist in accelerating the natural healing process ultimately decreasing pain in muscle tissue and bringing more range of motion in the joints.
“Relaxing the shoulders is vital for relaxation in general. However, owing to the effects of gravity, relaxation is problematic unless we let the shoulders remain in their natural place. Let the shoulders drop, or settle in harmony with gravity, into their most comfortable position. It isn’t too difficult to do this for a moment, but to sustain this condition unconsciously in our lives is another matter. We raise our shoulders unnaturally when we lean on a desk or hold the telephone between our shoulders and ears, when we are shocked by a loud noise, and who knows how many other times throughout the day. And the unsettling of the shoulders doesn’t have to be large to produce anxiety, stiff necks, and headaches. Just slightly raising them will create tension, and this tension throws the nervous system out of balance.
When do we raise the shoulders in daily life? What are we feeling at that moment and leading up to that moment? Remembering that the body reflects the mind, and that the raising of the shoulders not only creates tension but also is a physical manifestation of psychological tension itself, what are the roots of this tension? Bringing the mind into the moment, let’s observe ourselves in a state free of preconceived ideas or beliefs. Don’t guess at these questions. Observe yourself in relationship to others and the universe”
― H.E. Davey, Japanese Yoga: The Way of Dynamic Meditation