Massage and Integrative Bodywork Therapy

Massage and Integrative Bodywork Therapy is the manipulation of the body’s soft tissue to promote blood circulation of the muscles and joints, removing waste products in the body and easing pain. It also enhances tissue healing from surgery and minor injury, lower blood pressure, and improves posture.

Bodywork produces deep relaxation, allowing the body to rejuvenate. It also increases awareness of mental and physical stress so you can make small changes to prevent long-term damage to your health. Regular treatment can boost your immune system, heighten your awareness and improve your body image to enhance your confidence and performance.

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The most common types of massage are:

Swedish Massage:

Applies gentle gliding strokes to ease the tension of muscles and increase blood flow for pure relaxation. Swedish massage is the basis for all other massage techniques.

 

Deep Tissue Massage:

 

Uses firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia to break up scar tissue

from injury caused by trauma or overuse.

Prenatal Massage:

 

A gentle massage, given throughout pregnancy to alleviate the stress, anxiety and discomfort of pregnancy, such as back pain, acid reflux, swelling of the muscles, insomnia, irritability, fatigue, nausea, and constipation. During the latter stages of pregnancy, the client is massaged while lying on her side. Our therapists have specific prenatal training.

 

Some general benefits of massage:

  • Increases lymph drainage and blood circulation

  • Improves body posture and body alignment through proper muscle balance

  • Assists awareness of habitual holding patterns that create muscular imbalances

  • Inhibits and breaks up scar tissue

  • Lowers blood pressure

  • Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy

  • Produces deep relaxation, allowing the body to rejuvenate

Integrative Bodywork Therapy

Integrative Bodywork is a body-mind therapy. It blends many modalities and caters to the patient’s needs. Treatment involves working with the form of the human body, which includes realigning the muscles, breath work, and energy medicine to release emotional and physical tension. After the session, you will feel balanced and energized. 

Integrative Bodywork is a vast knowledge base that encompasses these elements:

 

  • Muscle alignment: correct muscle imbalance, improve symmetry for better movement.

  • Stretching: improve flexibility and remove waste in joints and muscle tissue.

  • Massage: increase blood flow, detoxifies the body, and boost the immune system.

  • Breath Work: increase oxygen intake to generate energy to circulate blood.

  • Energy Medicine (Reiki or Qigong): balance the energy system to increase energy flow.

  • Visualization: relieve muscle tension and relax the body and the mind to reduce stress.

  • Spiritual counseling: improve your emotional health.

  • Diet/exercise suggestions: enhance the physical health condition.

Massage and bodywork is not only a treat, but a valuable component of a well-rounded healthcare and maintenance treatment plan and can benefit many health concerns.

At Many Lives Chines Medicine, massage therapy is a hands on approach to healing and is an intricate part of the overall health maintenance plan.

Please schedule an appointment for a therapeutic massage.
We look forward to working with you!