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How Can Massage Therapy Help You?

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Massage is recognized as one of the oldest healing arts, dating back to nearly 3,000 years ago as a remedy for joint tension and circulatory problems. Today, the benefits of massage are extremely varied and far-reaching for many issues. Recent breakthroughs in research have determined that not only is massage beneficial in a physical aspect, but it can also do wonders for the mind, as well.

They must call it "Spa City" for a reason, because Saratoga is not shorthanded of skilled massage therapists. They understand how and why certain things happen in the body. They use their anatomical knowledge to manipulate the body's soft tissues, organs, lymphatic system and blood circulation to increase circulation and alleviate pain, tension and stress.

Some massage therapy practitioners also offer Reiki healing to supplement massage treatment.


If you suffer from: back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatique, high blood pressure, or bursitis.. Massage therapy may aid in some of your ailments.

Stimulation of the circulatory and lymphatic systems is another benefit of massage therapy. This stimulation improves circulation and promotes healthy breathing patterns while aiding in the body's removal of waste and toxins.

Patients feel relaxed and revitalized after going through massage therapy, and their bodies are actually healthier as a result. It has been proven an effective treatment of a wide range of medical conditions, including anxiety and stress, asthma, depression, headaches, insomnia, sports injuries, and many more.

What to Expect

An average massage session typically lasts around one hour. It will take place in a warm room on a table that is specifically designed for comfort. There may be music playing to help you relax.

What it will feel like will depend on the type of massage you receive. Most massage therapists use a form of Swedish massage. This technique gradually calms muscle tension and then applies more pressure to areas as they begin to relax. Usually, a light oil is used to help muscles be massaged without excess friction.

Always remember to speak up if you are in discomfort so that a different technique or approach can be made.

Massage therapists are licensed health professionals who apply a variety of scientifically developed massage techniques to the soft tissue of the body. In New York State, these therapists have completed a massage training program and have passed a state licensing examination. They must renew their licensing every three years. Find more information on NYS massage therapist credentials

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