Massage therapy promotes the relaxation of muscle and nerve tissue, contributes to good blood circulation and can facilitate the functioning of vital organs (help digestion). A decrease in muscular tension allows for better mobility, and can facilitate rehabilitation or training.
People of all ages can receive this type of adapted care; from people with a health problem (or not) to family caregivers. The objectives of this therapy vary according to the person’s condition and goals. Usually, we wish to soothe the body (reduce nervous excitability and stress) in order to relieve specific conditions such as back pain or migraines. Sometimes, the massage will aim to energize the body and thus alleviate exhaustion. Finally, its benefits are proven to promote quality sleep and general well-being.
More and more studies suggest the use of massage therapy to reduce anxiety and neuropathic (when there is nerve damage) and persistent (chronic) pain. It is therefore common to see this service offered in neurological rehabilitation and oncology. When a person has a neurological condition, the method of massage therapy must be adapted so as not to exacerbate certain symptoms, but rather to improve the person’s quality of life.
However, certain conditions require the advice of a physician because massage can decrease the heart rate and increase blood pressure. For example, in the case of heart problems (arteriosclerosis, hypertension), cirulatory problems (phlebitis, thrombosis, varicose veins) and diabetes. Our professionals will make the necessary recommendations during your evaluation in order to offer you the service you need, taking into account your mobility, comfort, spasticity or rigidity.