What Massage Can Do For You

    •    Conditions which massage therapy may benefit...
    ◦    Stress and tension, Low Back pain and sciatica, Headache and migraine, Stiff joints, OOS / RSI, Insomnia, Whiplash injury, Poor circulation and much more.
    •    How does massage help?
    ◦    Massage Stimulates Blood flow, improving nutrition and flushing waste products.
    ◦    Normalizes the tone of muscles, relaxes muscle spasm, lengthens shortened muscle and breaks down adhesions within muscle and fascia.
    ◦    Decreases stress: Massage relaxes the body by switching off the fight or flight response. Often better quality sleep follows a massage.
    ◦    Deactivates trigger points by improving oxygenation of the tissue, relaxing spasm and positively affecting poor posture.
    ◦    Blocks Pain Messages: nerve impulses for touch override nerve impulses from pain, blocking the pain impulses from reaching and registering with the brain.
    ◦    Assists healing of muscle strain: realigns scar tissue and improves flexibility of the scar which develops after a significant muscle strain.
    •    Please drink plenty of water on the day you receive a massage, this keeps your muscles well hydrated, and helps your body to cleanse.

At Bella Vita Day Spa we see massage therapy as an important part of a holistic approach to taking care of your muscular system. It is also very important to maintain good posture, get regular stretch and exercise, stay hydrated, and to eat well.

There are many forms of Massage Therapy and at Bella Vita Day Spa we offer:
    •    Swedish Relaxation Massage
    •    Therapeutic (also called Remedial or Deep Tissue)
    •    Trigger Point Release Massage
    •    Acupressure Point Massage
    •    Aromatherapy Massage
    •    Foot Reflexology
    •    Pregnancy massage

The information provided here is for educational purposes only and is not the practice of medicine or a substitute for sound medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns you should contact your doctor.