Massage therapy is a system of structured touch, palpation or movement of the soft tissues of the body in order to enhance or restore the general health and well-being of the recipient. Massage uses many different techniques such as effleurage (gliding strokes), petrissage (kneading strokes), percussion, friction, vibration, compression, and passive and active stretching within the normal anatomical range of movement. Such techniques may be applied with or without the aid of lubricants.
At the Chanda Center for Health, our massage therapists include tools as well as yoga, range of motion and stretching techniques that stimulate lymphatic drainage, increase blood circulation and much more. Based on the evidence, massage therapy can provide significant improvement for pain, anxiety and disability related symptoms to improve your quality of life.
What to Expect
Just like our other providers, our massage therapists are also great advocates for your care. As you develop a relationship together, they are a great resource to help you create healthy goals, advocate for changes in your care plan, and provide you with the support you need to make changes to your health both inside and outside of the Center. Each therapist has different practices and backgrounds to fit your individual needs and offer insight to compliment your current wellness practices.