Massage therapy has many benefits. Not only is it beneficial for chronic pain, muscular overuse or everyday stress, it can also help with muscle tension relief, help ease headaches and stress and improve your circulation.
Why Massage Therapy works
Massage Therapy is the assessment and hands-on manipulation of soft tissues and joints to improve blood flow. The goal of massage therapy is to relieve muscle tension and alleviate discomfort and pain.
Massage therapy is beneficial for chronic pain, muscular overuse or everyday stress. Human touch is in itself healing and can release chemical endorphins in the body that relieve pain and improve mood. Massage can also eliminate or reduce inflammation by increasing joint mobility and the flow of fluids throughout the body.
How Massage Therapy works to relieve discomfort and pain
A massage therapist may use a variety of techniques to release tension and restore energy. Stretches, pressure points, effleurage, and deep tissue manipulation may be used. Because a combination of massage and shiatsu may be incorporated into a treatment, Integrated Bodywork does not use massage oils. You simply need to wear loose, comfortable clothing.
What to expect with Massage Therapy Treatment
Before a treatment, we take a health history and then give you an initial assessment based on various tests to determine the condition of your muscles and joints. We then propose a personalized treatment plan. All your personal and health information is completely confidential. Your health record cannot be released or transferred without your written consent.
Ki-Hun Lee is a member of The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. To read more about how Massage Therapy, please visit the website of The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
Massage Therapy and benefits to heart health
If you’re looking to keep your heart in tip-top shape, in addition to your regular exercise routines and your healthy diet, you should consider adding regular massage treatments. There are many benefits to the heart from massage. Let’s look at how massage can be beneficial to your cardiac health.
During the 11 years as a client of Ki-Hun Lee, I have received shiatsu, massage and osteopathic treatments to help with high blood pressure, elevated stress levels, physical injuries and emotional upsets. What sets Ki-Hun apart from other practitioners that I’ve had in the past is the combination of superior skill in the three treatment modalities with a caring and empathic bedside manner. I have highly recommended Ki-Hun to my family, friends and colleagues, many of which have become his clients.
I’ve been going to Ki-Hun Lee for about 4 years. My main problem is arthritis. After a combination of massage treatment & microcurrent, I am pain free, relaxed & full of energy.