Gentle Healing Care

Healing Massage

Faith Craig, LMT

Discover the Many Benefits of Massage

Many people regularly include massage in their lives because of the stress relieving, soothing results. While massage does leave us feeling relaxed and pampered, it has other physical, spiritual and mental benefits.

With approximately five million touch receptors in the skin relaying messages to the brain, the body’s initial response to massage it to relax and de-stimulate. Touch has been shown to lower the blood pressure, reduce the heart rate and signal the production of endorphins, our natural pain suppressors.

Massage can restore muscle suppleness and strength as well as improve its function. In addition to releasing tension and muscle spasm, massage helps to release toxins, such as lactic acid. It improves blood and lymph circulation by encouraging improved exchange of nutrients at the cellular level and a more thorough detoxification.

Stress can affect the nervous system’s ability to determine proper functioning throughout the body. Massage soothes the nerve endings in the skin and muscles, keeping this essential “communication network” open and operational. Massage also helps the knee, hip, spine, shoulder and neck joints to maintain flexibility and enable the flow of energy and blood.

In addition, massage:

  • Increases feelings of well being, calm thinking and creativity.
  • Reduces anxiety.
  • Aids digestion.
  • Aids in quicker injury recovery.
  • Relieves migraine and tension headaches.
  • Improves posture.

Improve Your Health, Improve Your Life

Our goal at the Chiropractic Centre is to help you improve your physical condition(s) through massage. We offer a variety of massage therapies, including neuromuscular, craniosacral, rehabilitation and relaxation, which work to target those areas of the body negatively affecting your health. We also offer raindrop therapy, a holistic healing modality that combines aromatherapy and massage to relieve tension, increase energy and enhance general wellness.

We encourage you to maximize every massage session by sharing your goals and making us aware of any special issues, such as soreness or tender spots. Many of our regular clients report improvements – mental and spiritual as well as physical – so prepare to relax, enjoy and experience the life-changing results of massage.

For more information on the benefits of massage, or to make an appointment with Faith Craig, please contact us today.