Essential Elements is pleased to be able to offer therapy and relief from a variety of conditions.
An increasing number of research studies show massage reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion, and increases endorphins. Although therapeutic massage does not increase muscle strength, it can stimulate weak, inactive muscles and, thus, partially compensate for the lack of exercise and inactivity resulting from illness or injury. It also can hasten and lead to a more complete recovery from exercise or injury.
People with the following conditions have reported that therapeutic massage has lessened or relieved many of their symptoms.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic and acute pain
- Circulatory problems
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Headache / Migraines
- Immune function disorders
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Myofascial pain
- Plantar Fascitis
- Reduced range of motion
- Sports injuries (including pulled or strained muscles and ligaments)
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction
- Torn Rotator Cuff/Frozen Shoulder
Massage is not recommended for those who have:
- Certain forms of cancer
- Certain types of cardiac problems
- Some skin conditions
- Infectious diseases