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Massage Therapy

Therapeutic massage involves the manipulation of soft tissue throughout the body in order to bring about generalized improvements in health, increased relaxation, relief from stress, and reduction in muscle discomfort.

Benefits of Massage

  • Increased circulation, allowing the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients to tissues and vital organs
  • Lymph system stimulation against toxic invaders - in breast cancer patients, massage has been shown to increase the cells that fight cancer
  • Relaxation of injured or overused muscles
  • Reduced spasms and cramping
  • Increased flexibility of joints
  • Reduced recovery time for strenuous injuries
  • Release of endorphins, the body's natural painkiller
  • Reduction in post-surgery adhesions and edema
  • Improved range of motion and decreased discomfort for patients with low back pain
  • Less pain for migraine sufferers and decreased need for medication
  • Exercise and stretching for atrophied muscles and reduced shortening of the muscles for those with restricted range of motion
  • Shorter labor and reduced tearing for expectant mothers, as well as lessening the need for medication, minimizing depression and anxiety, and shortening hospital stays

Massage Therapy Options

Ian McCracken is a licensed Massage Therapist and provides Myofascial Release, Swedish Massage, and Assisted Stretching. You can find more details on his services and appointment scheduling at