As one of the oldest recognized methods of healing, massage therapy positively influences the overall balance, health and well being of the client. Massage therapy helps to balance stress, manage pain, and improve circulation for lymphatic detoxification. Our therapists provide several different styles and techniques to leave you refreshed and renewed.
Renew is proud to feature massage oils from RD Alchemy. In our commitment to healing, green skin care, our exclusive oils are natural and organic. Our oils are active healing combinations using essential oils, herbs, and flower essences designed to benefit all the body’s systems, assisted by massage techniques. Your skin is your largest organ, and our oils, applied to its surface, will enter the blood stream and deliver deeper healing and therapeutic benefits. The combination of our natural aromatherapy and massage offer a relaxing, rejuvenating, healing experience.
Renew offers traditional full-body Swedish massage as well as Deep Tissue. Thirty, sixty, and ninety minute sessions are available.
Brief History of Massage Benefits
Massage is one of the most ancient forms of healing. The first writings on massage showed up around 2000 BC. The ancient Greeks and Romans used massage to maintain health and promote healing. As early as the 14th century, Guy deChauliac was noted to have written a book on surgery and bodywork was mentioned as an adjunct to surgery. During the 16th century, Ambroise Pare, a French barber surgeon, was noted to have mentioned the many benefits of massage. Also, it was Lord Francis Bacon who observed that massage enhanced circulation.During the 1850s, scientific massage therapy was introduced in the United States by two New York physicians, brothers George and Charles Taylor. Nowadays, scientific research studies clearly show the many positive benefits of massage on our health and well-being.
Benefits of Massage
- Relieves stress and promotes an overall feeling of relaxation, helping you breathe and move more easily
- Alleviates pain and tension, and helps you manage pain better
- Decreases inflammation
- Promotes speedy recovery from injuries (work, trauma, accident or sports-related)
- Increases mobility and provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion
- Improves circulation
- Improves and strengthens immune system
- Relieves musculoskeletal problems and improves posture
- Relieves pregnancy discomforts
- Reduces anxiety and promotes an overall feeling of well-being
- Increases body awareness
Massage Therapy and Health Conditions
Aside from being very effective in relieving stress, there is much scientific research that shows how massage can help with a variety of health conditions, including:
- Anxiety and depression
- Back Pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic and acute pain
- Circulatory problems
- Digestive disorders
- Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
- Sleep Disorders
- Sports injuries