Massage Therapy Overview
Massage has been used to relieve pain and promote health for thousands of years. It is the manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons, and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. At Loudoun Family Wellness, we offer a variety of massage techniques to suit your specific needs, such as Swedish, deep tissue, reflexology, and aromatherapy.
Massage Therapy Treatments
Our therapists are specialized in therapeutic deep tissue massage. When it comes to acute and chronic muscle pain, this is the most effective approach. Muscles go into spasm for a variety of reasons. Overuse, poor posture, physical job stress, injuries, lack of exercise, lifestyle, poor lifting procedures, and even emotional stress can trigger an inflamed and painful muscle layer. Deep tissue massage achieves pain relief by interrupting muscle spasm, which is an abnormal soft tissue pattern. This allows the body to reset the muscular system.
Pain relief is only one of the health benefits from massage. Many patients are surprised to learn that massage therapy improves circulation. Muscle spasms can choke blood vessels limiting their vital work. The warmth that patients experience during their session is evidence of improved blood flow. Lymph channels are part of the immune system and remove toxins throughout the body. When you receive a massage your lymph circulation increases. Massage also improves breathing and posture by addressing the muscle attachments to the spine. All of this reduces physical stress on the body and can improve mental outlook.
Pregnancy and Massage Therapy
Prenatal massage is both safe and beneficial for healthy pregnancies throughout the entire nine months. At Loudoun Family Wellness, we have specialized pregnancy supports to maximize comfort.
Benefits a mother may experience with regular massage sessions:
- Decrease in sciatic pain
- Reduction of swelling in hands, feet, and ankles
- Easing of muscular discomforts in areas like the neck and low back
- Helps with calf cramping and tension/tightening that can be experienced throughout the body
- Tones lose muscles, relaxes tense muscles, and can help increase flexibility
- Encourages relaxation, which can decrease insomnia
- Helps ease anxiety and depression
- Increases blood circulation, which delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the mother and baby
Our Unique Approach
At Loudoun Family Wellness, massage treatments can be scheduled for 30, 60, or 90 minute sessions. Each person represents a completely unique combination of influences and as a result, each person’s treatment is tailored just for them. For patients requiring additional services, every effort will be made to coordinate different types of therapy for the patient’s convenience.
Massage gift certificates are also available to purchase for 60 or 90 minute sessions.