MASSAGE THERAPY

  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Thai Massage
  • Chinese Massage (Tuina)
  • Workplace Massage

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DID YOU KNOW?

 
According to the International Journal Neuroscience (No. 86, 1996; pp. 197–205), "Massage therapy reduces anxiety and enhances EEG patterns of alertness and math computations."

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a hands-on manipulation of the body’s soft tissues, mainly, muscles, connective tissues, joints, tendons and ligaments. Treatment has a therapeutic effect by acting on the musculoskeletal, nervous and circulatory systems.

Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic massage is suitable for all ages and can benefit conditions ranging from acute to chronic. Some of the more common conditions helped include:

  • muscle spasm and pain
  • sprains
  • strains
  • headaches
  • whiplash
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • stress
  • postural imbalances
  • workplace injuries
  • over-use syndromes
  • sports injuries
  • arthritis
  • fibromyalgia
  • chronic fatigue syndrome

Pregnancy Massage

The practice of Pregnancy Massage is very much like regular therapeutic massage. It is different, however, in that the therapist takes into consideration the various changes that occur in a woman’s body throughout pregnancy. Pregnancy massage is great for reducing aches in the low back, hips and shoulders, as well as providing general relief of tension.

Remember, if you feel good, your baby will feel good!

Thai Massage

Traditional Thai Massage has its roots in Ayurveda and Chinese massage. It combines stretching and acupressure massage to balance and harmonize the body. It is often referred to as "Lazy Yoga" because of the increased flexibility gained by receiving this treatment.

There are a multitude of health benefits in Thai massage. It can be very effective in the treatment of:

  • back pain
  • sciatica
  • headaches
  • sports injuries
  • digestive problems
  • menstrual problems
  • stress
  • tension

It can also help to improve and maintain flexibility and restore balance within and between functional groups of muscles to ease pain and improve posture. Relaxation is attained by applying rhythmic motion along energy lines and pressure points with the palms and thumbs.

Thai massage is performed on a mat, with the client dressed in loose, comfortable clothing.

Move and be moved to better health.

Chinese Massage (Tuina)

Tuina Massage is a Chinese massage and can be used for many different conditions including digestive disorders, muscle pain and headache. It uses the same theories as acupuncture by manipulating the acupuncture points but uses the practitioner's fingers, thumbs, hands and elbows, instead of acupuncture needles. Pediatric Tuina massage is especially popular in China, where large departments in hospitals practice it regularly.

Workplace Massage

For more information on how on-site massage can benefit your company, drop us a line at info@balanceih.com.

HEALTH FORMS

 

Download and fill out a health history form ahead of time:

• General Intake
• Acupuncture Consent
• Naturopathy [adult]
• Naturopathy [child]
• Female Fertility
• Male Fertility

Not sure which one is right for you? Email us to find out.