Massage therapy is the assessment and treatment of soft tissues and joints of the body using specific hands-on techniques. It is a clinically oriented health-care option that achieves undeniable results in the relief of an array of discomforts stemming from injury, repetitive strain, nerve dysfunctions, postural dysfunctions and many chronic pain syndromes. Massage therapy is also invaluable for physical and emotional stress. By balancing the autonomic nervous system and increasing circulation of oxygen, blood, and lymph through a healing hands-on experience, a session of massage therapy typically leaves the individual feeling relaxed and at ease in their body.
Our Massage Therapists all have backgrounds in movement therapies (yoga, pilates, and dance) and incorporate these modalities into their work, whether during a session or for home-care.
Types of Massage Therapy treatments offered at Watershed Wellness:
Deep Tissue therapy
Effective in treating chronic tension patterns which result in consistent muscle discomfort or pain. Focus is on re aligning deeper layers of the body's soft tissues through slow, deep and concentrated strokes.
Focuses on restoring balance to the connective tissues in the body through direct or non direct forms of manual intervention. This facilitates postural healing and more optimal function and comfort in the body.
Most common and well known type of Massage Therapy which is quite gentle and effective in lowering blood pressure, increasing circulation, strengthening the immune system, facilitating flow of nutrients to to the body's tissues and promoting relaxation.
Therapeutic Movement Modalities:
The word Yoga is sanskrit in origin and often translated as “union”. Yoga is a group of spiritual, mental, and physical practices that aim to bring union to breath and body; to mind, body and soul. Here at Watershed we draw from the breathing practices and physical postures of yoga to help educate our clients, correct postural imbalances and optimize their treatments.
Originating with Joseph Pilates, stretching and strengthening exercises to fine tune your posture and habitual movement to maintain sound biomechanic principles.