The Power of Touch
Stress is an inevitable part of life. No matter how organized your schedule, laid-back your attitude or carefree your lifestyle, very few people escape stress. And, the more we learn about the physical effects of stress, the more we begin to understand how important it is to find ways to deal with stress. From meditation to regular exercise, people have found a wide variety of ways to combat stress and stay healthy. Now, some research is beginning to piece together the benefits massage therapy can add to your health and wellness program.
Massage in the Medical Community
Massage is good medicine and it has many studied health benefits. The medical community often refers to massage therapy as an alternative, complimentary or integrative therapy. These terms simply mean that health care providers find massage an effective addition to the healing process. Doctors are more commonly viewing massage therapy as a legitimate option to address health concerns. Don’t be afraid to discussed massage therapy with your doctors. Below is a list of just a few of the benefits of massage therapy:
- Relieve stress
- Boost immunity
- Reduce anxiety
- Manage low-back pain
- Help fibromyalgia pain
- Reduce muscle tension
- Enhance exercise performance
- Relieve tension headaches
- Sleep better
- Ease symptoms of depression
- Improve cardiovascular health
- Reduce pain of osteoarthritis
- Decrease stress in cancer patients
- Improve balance in older adults
- Decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain
- Promote relaxation
- Help chronic neck pain
- Increase range of motion
- Decrease migraine frequency
Types of Massage Therapy offered at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center in Hagerstown
Swedish – A series of strokes designed to induce relaxation, improve circulation, and increase joint mobility.
Deep Tissue – Uses advanced techniques that deliver focused touch to the deeper tissues of the body to relieve tension. *Note that contrary to popular belief, deep tissue massage does not necessarily have to be painful to be effective.
Therapeutic – Massage based upon a referral from a doctor or health care provider. This massage is designed to support your current health care routine.
Reflexology – The application of pressure, stretch, and movement to the feet and hands to effect corresponding parts of the body.
* All massages have the option to use essential oils for the extra benefit of aromatherapy!
When, Why, and How to Book a Massage
Whether your reason is medical, stress-related, or simply to celebrate one of life’s milestones, each massage therapy session will be catered to you. Sessions are offered in
60 or 90 Minute Intervals
Hagerstown Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center location ONLY
If you are unsure which type of massage to book, you will be scheduled for a Swedish Massage. Upon your description of needs, you and your therapist will best discern the best type of massage treatment.
Contact us to schedule your appointment today!