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Massage's Benefits Extend Beyond Relaxation

man receiving a neck massageWhile massage may be equated with treating yourself or being pampered, massage has many benefits beyond relaxation. While it does indeed do an excellent job of promoting relaxation, massage can also reduce pain, alleviate stress, increase circulation and address many conditions.

At Central Avenue Health Centre, our massage registered therapists provide custom-tailored massages that can help you achieve your particular health goals.

What Conditions Can Massage Address?

In addition to promoting relaxation and reducing tension, massage may

  • Relieve back and neck pain and shoulder tightness
  • Boost circulation
  • Alleviate headaches and migraines
  • Reduce swelling (edema)
  • Alleviate pregnancy-related pain
  • Address Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Types of Massage We Offer

Here are some types of massage we provide:

Deep tissue – This technique addresses musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sprains. It applies sustained pressure to target the deeper layers of your muscles and connective tissues.

Hot stone – With this method, the therapist uses heated basalt lava stones to help relax the muscles. Hot stone massage may also help address painful conditions, such as fibromyalgia. The massage therapist holds the heated stones and uses them to apply pressure. Heated stones are not left stationary unless a protective layer is placed between the client and the stones.

Lymphatic – This form of gentle massage promotes the movement of lymph fluids around the body. The fluid in the lymphatic system helps the body expel waste and toxins.

Myofascial – This manual therapy technique is used to alleviate pain and restore motion. It is used to address myofascial pain syndrome.

Pregnancy – As many pregnant women experience discomfort and seek drug-free relief, massage can be helpful. It can reduce stress, relieve muscle tension, alleviate back and joint pain, reduce edema and improve circulation.

RAPID – Rapid Neurofascial Reset is a different type of massage appointment that can provide additional benefits. Learn more about RAPID.

Relaxation – One of the most popular forms of massage, relaxation massage involves the use of light pressure. Relaxation massage may reduce stress, restore balance back to the body, and quiet the mind for better sleep.

Sports – There are many benefits associated with sports massage, including improved performance and flexibility. Sports massage also can address injuries and help prevent future injuries through reducing muscular tightness and imbalances.

An Essential Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

Just as eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, working out regularly and getting chiropractic care can benefit your health, so can receiving massage. That’s because massage can help you feel better physically, but also mentally.

Physically, massage can increase circulation, alleviate pain and help reduce blood pressure. Mentally, massage can help with anxiety and depression by boosting serotonin and endorphins. Now more than ever, people are seeking natural ways to relieve stress and improve their mood. Massage can do both effectively.

Book an Appointment

Whether you’re seeking to unwind, remove knots from within the muscles or experience natural pain relief, we can help you achieve your goals with massage. Contact us today to schedule a convenient session!


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