Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling and kneading to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility. It will also assist in preventing muscle atrophy. Massage is designed to relieve pain, and also increase range of motion, by loosening the restricted connective tissue by using multiple modalities. Techniques are used to ensure safety and comfort, while improving overall health and regaining/maintaining physical functions that have been affected by overuse or injury, or just overall life. In addition to the physical benefits of massage, therapeutic touch can also alleviate symptoms of loneliness and depression.
Cupping is a technique that is used during massage sessions that includes the use of extra tools. With the use of pliable cups, your therapist will be able to more effectively treat the painful areas with greater ease and comfort than a traditional massage. They work by pulling out metabolic waste from deep within the tissue, allowing your circulatory and lymphatic systems to pick up and eliminate the waste. The cups used at Healthy Move LLC are 100% silicone cups, to ensure that clients with the most sensitive skin will not have a reaction. There are some contraindications, so we will discuss this option prior to use during your session.