Wellness is a holistic approach to understanding your health, based on the belief that physical, emotional and environmental factors all play a role in how you feel. Some patients seek wellness to correct imbalances, while many choose wellness as a line of defense against the onset of illness or injury.
Wellness isn't invasive; and it isn't about medicating or masking a symptom. It's about looking deep to uncover the root factors contributing to ailments, and making choices to achieve better balance. Wellness is a lifestyle, a life choice and a lifeline. And with proper nutrition, hormonal balance and body movement, wellness is well within reach.
A widely used relaxation technique designed to release stress and muscle tension. Gentle to moderate pressure is applied in rhythmic broad sweeping strokes to calm the nervous system and increase circulation.
Trigger point therapy applies deep static pressure over "knots" until they release. Tender point therapy utilizes positional release where the muscle is in spasm is passively held in a shortened position until it relaxes.
The health benefits of massage have been recognized by many cultures for hundreds of years. Massage works by lowering the body’s stress mechanisms, including cortisol levels and blood pressure. The physical muscle manipulation has been shown to increase blood flow and lymph circulation, and also to decrease the tension in muscles.