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About Massage

Benefits of Massage

  • Some of the health benefits of massage include relief from anxiety, diabetes, cancer, heart problems, pain, and nervous problems. Furthermore, it improves the health of the skin, blood circulation, and the functioning of the urinary and digestive systems. It also helps improve infant growth, sleep, and immunity.
  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.





    Types of Massage

    Therapeutic Massage

    Therapeutic massage is massage which is offered with the goal of obtaining a therapeutic benefit. It differs from relaxation massage, performed to help someone relax. While this type of massage is often relaxing, the end goal of the session or series of sessions is not relaxation.

    Deep Tissue

    Deep tissue massage is a focused, therapeutic massage that targets muscle knots (also known as "adhesions") and specific problem areas in the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. Using deliberate, slow strokes or friction across the grain of the muscle, the therapist addresses chronic tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or injuries.

    Hot Stones


    As the name implies, hot stone massage uses warm stones. The therapist places heated, smooth stones on specific points on the body and also holds the warm stones while giving the massage. The stones are usually basalt (a volcanic rock that retains heat well).

    Sport Massage

    Designed to prevent and treat injuries, improve flexibility, and enhance athletic performance, sports massage can be used by athletes of all abilities to prepare for or recover from athletic or sports events. Even if you aren't an athlete, sports massage may help muscle pain or restricted range of motion.



    Cupping


    According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), cupping is a method of creating a vacuum on the patient's skin to dispel stagnation (stagnant blood and lymph), thereby improving qi flow, in order to treat respiratiory diseases such as the common cold, pneumonia and bronchitis.

    Reflexology Massage

    Like having your feet worked on? The therapist uses finger pressure and techniques such as kneading and rubbing to promote relaxation and healing in the body. Reflexology is based on "reflex areas" on the hands and feet, whose energy is believed to be connected to organs and other body parts. By applying pressure to the reflex points, the reflexologist can balance your nervous system and stimulate endorphins, the body's natural pleasure response, which reduces stress and discomfort.

    Full Body Massage

    A full body massage consists of massage to the scalp, face, neck, arms, back, palms, abdomen, front and backs of legs, buttocks, calves, and feet.





    Massage Prices

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  • TCM Special Treatment Center
    Acupuncture and Massage

    1690 N McKnight Rd.
    Maplewood, MN 55109

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