Methods & Benefits

Massage Methods

If you are a beginner and aren’t certain about the various methods, Jeanette can meet with you prior to your first massage to help you figure out what massage methods work for you!

Jeanette specializes in Therapeutic Massage utilizing techniques such as CranioSacral and Lymphatic Drainage along side enhanced Relaxation (Swedish) Massage incorporating Myofascial Release and Visceral Manipulation. It is the skilled use of these techniques in combination targeting the specific need the clients that makes her a favourite of the geriatric / seniors community and especially those in pain from auto accident, sports injury or chronic headache.

Want to feel relaxed longer after your massage? Immediately after your massage, take it easy. Drink lots of water, it helps your muscles recover from manipulation.

Massage Benefits

“Relax”. You hear it all the time, but for many it’s a daily  Calgary Massage Methodsstruggle to achieve. One of the top reasons people enjoy massage therapy is to reach a high level of relaxation. And for good reason: The therapeutic and stress-relieving benefits of massage can lead to a healthier and more energetic lifestyle.

The medicinal benefits of massage can have a positive, lasting impact on your health and lifestyle. But if you haven’t had much experience or are just beginning massage therapy, you might be wondering the purpose of a massage and what to expect. Years of research and clinical studies prove that massage therapy helps with more than relaxation.

The therapeutic benefits of massage come from the purpose of the massage. It can rid your body of life’s every day stresses, reduce muscle pain, help alleviate the discomfort of certain ailments or just help restore balance to your body and mind, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and helping you maintain a life of wellness and good health.

Untreated and persistent stress, tense muscles and even a lack of relaxation can wear the male body down mentally and physically. Fortunately, these symptoms of time-constraints can be eased with even a single massage.

In a 2010 study from Sweden, one 80-minute hand-and-foot massage significantly lowered men’s heart rates, cortisol levels and insulin levels-all of which help lower stress. Not only can massage therapy help alleviate stress and tension, but it’s also has been shown  to relieve neck and back pain, reduce heart rate and high blood pressure and improve athletic performance.

For those who suffer from persistent back pain, a 2009 meta-analysis in the journal Spine noted that common massage techniques can help relax and trigger an endorphin release that raises the threshold for pain. Many know that massage therapy helps reduce pain and improve relaxation. But you might not be aware that massage also provides relief for a multitude of specific health concerns.

Massage therapy has been shown  to improve flexibility and range of motion, strengthen the immune system and relieve headaches and migraines.

According to a 2009 study in the Clinical Journal of Pain, people with chronic neck pain reported at 10 weeks, more participants experienced clinically significant improvement on the Neck Disability Index and on the symptom bothersomeness scale. After 26 weeks, massage group members tended to be more likely to report improved function. No serious adverse experiences were reported. This study suggests that massage is safe and may have clinical benefits for treating chronic neck pain at least in the short term.