- Calms the nervous system by relaxing muscle contraction
- Improves bodily functions and mobility
- Increases lymph circulation to flush wastes from tissues while reducing tissue inflamation
- Reduces pain by reducing tissue impingement on nerves
- Increases blood flow through tissues
- Enhances mucous drainage from sinuses
- Breaks up scar tissue from injuries and inactivity
- Improves organ function
- Slows/reverses aging
There are many types of massage, all of which aim to relax muscle tension, stretch the muscles to their normal length and make them more flexible. Another purpose is to flush the chemical and metabolic wastes that accumulate in the muscles.
Types of therapeutic massage and related bodywork include:
- Swedish massage
- Thai massage
- Lymphatic massage
- Rolfing and Hellerwork (deep massage)
- Energetic massage
Massage benefits many conditions, including muscle spasm and pain, pain from injuries, TMJ dysfunction, headaches, structural alignment problems, accumulated toxicity, lowered immunity and limited range of motion.
Anyone of any age can benefit from therapeutic massage but adults and people subjected to a lot of physical and emotional stress for (e. g. athletes or people exposed to physical trauma). Anyone wanting to slow aging or achieve optimal wellness should have massage on a regular basis.
Schedule an Appointment
To arrange for massage treatments, or to learn more about the different types of massage therapies and how they can benefit you, contact Natural Horizons Wellness Centers at 1-877-292-1571.
- How do I schedule an initial appointment at Natural Horizons?
Natural Horizons’ highly trained medical and administrative staff is ready to help you. Simply call us to schedule a convenient time for your initial appointment. Our business hours are:
Monday – Friday: 8AM until 5PM
Saturday: 9AM until 12 Noon on most Saturdays
• Toll Free: (877) 292-1571
• Fax: (703) 267-6977
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- What is lymphatic drainage?
The lymphatic circulatory system is the second circulatory system behind the cardiovascular (blood) circulatory system. The differences are that the cardiovascular system has a pump, the heart, while the lymph in the lymph system is squeezed through the lymphatic vessels via body movement. The cardiovascular system does not leak while the lymphatic vessels are very porous. This porosity allows lymph to easily travel from vessels to tissues and back.
The purpose of the lymphatic system is to remove wastes from the tissues of the body and to transport a significant amount of immune system cells to where they are needed to counter infections, toxins and other challenges to the body’s health.
Stress, trauma, dehydration, poor nutrition, low physical activity and infection are all reasons why the lymphatic vessels may not conduct lymph well. This congestion will inhibit immunity, detoxification and result in tissue swelling. Lymphatic drainage is a gentle manual therapy that facilitates lymphatic circulation, thus enhancing overall health. A Light Beam Generator is a technological device that assists in moving lymph wile breaking up lymph cells that are stuck together.
Everyone should strive to have a high level of physical activity to facilitate lymph flow. Rebounding on a trampoline is a simple and very effective way of facilitating lymph flow, but basic physical activity in general is a good way to stimulate lymph flow.