Therapeutic Massage In Redding, CA
Are you searching for therapeutic massage in Redding, Ca? Have you wondered what Therapeutic Massage is? I will answer that question for you. Cheri is a Certified Massage Therapist and Certified Yoga Teacher in Redding, Ca. and offers healing therapeutic massage at her massage and yoga sanctuary in Downtown Redding.
So what is therapeutic massage? As the name suggests it is therapeutic in nature, meaning it can address and help medical issues in the body. The term therapeutic is interesting as
typically all massage can be deemed therapeutic because I say any level of therapeutic touch is good for the mind/body/spirit. It just depends on what your mind/body/spirit are needing. And each person's body/mind will intuitively only allow and receive that level at which it is intuitively ready to heal in and on.
You can read about the deeper benefits of massage here on my massage benefits Page. For now I will give a deeper definition of the term therapeutic.
Here is the Wikipedia definition of therapeutic "A therapeutic effect is a consequence of a medical treatment of any kind, the results of which are judged to be desirable and beneficial." This is great definition and add that in with the techniques of massage and what it does for you(read the massage benefits page)..then you can understand how therapeutic massage is good for you and your loved ones.
Massage is now becoming more and more popular and understood for helping people heal from physical(and emotional) ailments like, fibromyalgia, TMJ disorders, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, depression, anxiety, injuries-chronic and acute. It can also help with ergonomics of the body by helping with unwinding chronic muscular tension and helping re-align and re-train of muscles, tendons and ligaments. Sometimes it's your mind that needs a little un-winding and massage helps with that too...it's all connected...in one fabric of awareness and as you understand that, you begin to find massage therapists who can see the mind/body that way..as holistic fabric of mind/body and spirit.
Massage Therapy can be considered a medical treatment because it is affecting the body/mind from a medical perspective, meaning it helps you feel better medically. That is why it is considered therapeutic massage.
Here is the definition of medical from the dictionary.com "Medical-curative; medicinal; therapeutic: medical properties" Now the question becomes what you are looking for from a therapeutic massage. It can be pain relief, stress reduction, injury recovery, soft tissue healing, muscle relaxation, chronic pain management, acute injury healing. Are you looking to just feel good and be pain free or help with your anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, whiplash, plantar fasciitis, shoulder injuries, hip injuries?
There are many types of Therapeutic Massage, so many that I can't even list them all here. On my classes for massage page I go into deeper detail of some more common types of therapeutic massage.
Yet all types of massage are generally therapeutic and all on one level or another help the body/mind in a therapeutic way. The effects of therapeutic massage can be different for each person, one person may have an emotional therapeutic effect from the massage by having an emotional release of held in emotional stress or old emotional trauma, thus result in and emotional inner healing.
Another person may have a physical therapeutic benefit by muscles relaxing or knots being worked out(there are emotional knots in people too). While another person may have a spiritual therapeutic benefit(there are spiritual knots too) and this can tend where the person heals deeper energetic traumas in their energy body, which related to being out of alignment with the spiritual energy we exist as. As I commonly write about..Our mind/body carries many different layers and dimensions. It's how we are created.
It has been fun educated newbies to massage to the benefits of therapeutic massage in Redding Ca.
Which type of therapeutic massage is best suited for what you have going on in your body? That's up to you to research for yourself and also discuss with a massage therapist. Your body will also tell you what type of massage it is wanting. Your body has intuitive radar within it.
If you are looking for injury treatment and recovery....then medical massage/sports massage and orthopedic massage are great therapeutic massage avenues to travel, it just takes finding massage therapists who offer that kind of understand in how the injuries heal and how to work the soft tissues damaged from injuries. Most all massages can help with pain relief and relaxation(yet sometimes it depends on you allowing yourself to let go and relax during a massage).
Swedish Massage is great for simple general muscle relaxation and this can for sure help with pain relief and stress reduction.
Deep Tissue Massage does deeper muscles relaxation and unwinding.
Like I said I could write a whole book on the different types of massage therapy...I like to say they are as varied as the flowers in a garden, all different yet the same in terms of being therapeutic on some level or another. Just depends on what level your body/mind is calling for.
Massage is a marriage of heart space, intuition and technique, for massage therapists and also for people searching out massage therapists.
Hopefully this therapeutic massage in Redding, Ca. gave you some deeper insight into the nature of massage for therapeutic benefits. Feel free to call me if you have any questions of schedule a therapeutic massage with me!