Benefits of Massage

The benefits of human touch have been studied around the world time and again. As we grow older, human touch happens less and less as our lives get busier. Findings have shown massage can provide immense improvement for newborn babies to adolescents to adulthood.

Relaxation massage, besides the obvious purpose to de-stress the mind and body, can account for an increase in blood circulation, short term reduction in blood pressure, short term reduction in cortisol (stress hormone) levels, a boost in the immune system and an increase in length and quality of sleep.

Therapeutic massage techniques create temporary mild discomfort and tenderness, but the pros often outweigh the cons. On top of the improvements gained from relaxation massage, other perks are an increase in range of motion of any and all joints in the body, a decrease in chronic pain from repetitive strain injuries, and removal of “kinks” and “knots” in the muscles. Therapeutic massage can also be helpful for scars, whether it be a surgical scar, an old injury or a burn.

Massage therapy can be beneficial for pregnancy as well as emotional and psychological conditions. Massage can be tailored to each individual’s likes, needs, and wants. What may not have worked with one practitioner or technique, does not mean there is not another method that can assist you in living a full and healthy life.

Dan Misura, our Registered Massage Therapist from the MacLeod Trail South clinic, focuses on reducing and removing symptoms of repetitive strain injuries like carpal tunnel and chronic tension headaches. Dan can provide deep pressure massage to work out knots and trigger points. Another service he offers is dynamic cupping, where the use of soft silicone cups aid in increasing blood flow and flushing bad fluid build up often found in overworked and fatigued muscles.

Dan also provides relaxation massages to help relieve the daily stresses in life. He enjoys educating his clients on how the body works and ways to avoid getting re-injured with home care exercises. Though Dan would like to note that he cannot help you fix all your aches and pains in a single session; an hour or two on his table weekly, bi-weekly or monthly can alleviate some of that discomfort.

To book your massage with Dan, call our Downtown Calgary location (100-300 6th Ave SE) at 403-775-9669 or our MacLeod Trail South Calgary location (4120-15 Sunpark Plaza SE) at 403-910-3990.

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