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Massage Therapy Canton MI

Are you looking for massage in Canton MI? There are many benefits to massage therapy, and many different forms of massage. Our team at Still Point Massage wrote this article to help you better understand the services we have to offer. Please don’t hesitate to call us with any questions that you have.

5 Things To Look For In A L.M.T.

  • Is the therapist licensed and insured?
  • Is the facility providing the massages licensed by the state?
  • Massages should be overseen by a physician.
  • Make sure you're comfortable with the massage therapist that you're working with.
  • Therapists should be current in continuing education credits.

Benefits to Massage Therapy

  • Relieve Stress
  • Promote Relaxation
  • Improve Posture
  • Improve Circulation

What Conditions Do Licensed Massage Therapists Help?

  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Numbness and Tingling
  • Fibromyalgia

TYPES OF MASSAGE OFFERED IN CANTON

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue.  It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders.  Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.

Pre-Natal / Pregnancy

Pregnancy massage has been found to reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs, and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints. It’s a popular complementary therapy during pregnancy for back pain, when choices for pain relief, such as medication, are often limited. Not only can massage be physically beneficial, but the human touch can be comforting and provide emotional support during pregnancy.

Sports Massage

Sports massage was originally developed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function well during training. Sports massage emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons.

But you don’t have to be in the Olympics to benefit from sports massage. Sports massage is also good for people with injuries, chronic pain or restricted range of motion. The massage therapist generally concentrates on a specific problem area. (Sore neck and shoulders, anyone?) This is the type of sports massage that you see in the spa.

Our team at Still Point Massage in Canton MI is here to help you with all your massage therapy needs.

Swedish Massage

The term “Swedish Massage” refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. This form of massage was created at the turn of the century by Henry Peter Ling in Sweden. It involves the use of kneading, stroking, friction, tapping, and vibration and may provide relief from stiffness, numbness, pain, constipation, and other health problems.

The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and decrease hypertonicity in the muscles. Other possible benefits include stimulation of circulation, an increase in muscle tone, and a balance of the musculo-skeletal systems. Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load.

Trigger Point Massage

A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may trigger pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache. Trigger points are caused by muscle overuse or injury, and because the aches are associated with moving parts, the pain is commonly mistaken for arthritis.

Trigger point work is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. In this type of massage the recipient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort.

The result of trigger point massage is the relaxation of the taut muscle band and the release of energizing endorphins. A significant decrease in pain is often found after just one treatment.

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
10:00am - 7:00pm


Tuesday
10:00am - 7:00pm


Wednesday
10:00am - 7:00pm


Thursday
10:00am - 7:00pm


Friday
10:00am - 7:00pm


Saturday
9:00am - 2:00pm

TYPES OF MASSAGES OFFERED

"I have had massages in very pricey spas all over the world and I can honestly say Stillpoint Massage is better than anywhere else I have been. I am very comfortable knowing the the therapists have extensive training and are all very knowledgeable. I think any client would agree, the entire staff is very helpful and involved in your path to wellness!"

« Meagan Q. »

"The massage therapists listen, but also advise on stretches or ways to alleviate pain or stress. Since coming for massage therapy, I have noticed stress levels decreased, aches and pains are not so bad, coping with a hectic schedule is not as overwhelming. I highly recommend craniosacral massage as it helps you get your focus back."

« Mary C. »

Still Point Massage
43423 Joy Road
Canton MI 48187
(734) 354-9900
(734) 354-9900
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