Massage therapy at The Balance Point is much different than a massage you would get at a spa or salon. Our technicians have been trained extensively in pain management techniques. This affords us the skills to offer a deep tissue massage that is not only relaxing, but also truly therapeutic because it creates a balance in the musculoskeletal structure of the body. Our massages are designed to create balance.

Overall Health Benefit of Massage Therapy

  • Increases blood circulation thus enabling the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs.  
  • Stimulates the lymph system, the body’s natural defense, against toxic invaders. For example, in breast cancer patients, massage has been shown to increase the cells that fight cancer.
  • Helps in releasing endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller.
  • Relieves pain for migraine sufferers and decreases the need for medication.  
  • Contributes to shorter labor and reduced tearing for expectant mothers, as well as lessening the need for medication, minimizing depression and anxiety, and shortening hospital stays. 
  • Reduces overall stress by lowering levels of stress hormones such as cortisol.  
  • Massage therapy could also treat inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendonitis

Physical Benefit of Massage Therapy

  • Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness.
  • Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments; reduces pain and swelling; reduces formation of excessive scar tissue.
  • Reduces muscle spasms.
  • Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion.
  • Enhances athletic performance; Treats injuries caused during sport or work.
  • Reduces blood pressure.
  • Helps relieve tension-related headaches and effects of eye-strain.
  • Enhances the health and nourishment of skin.
  • Improves posture.
  • Strengthens the immune system.
  • Treats musculoskeletal problems.
  • Rehabilitation post operative or after an injury.

Emotional Benefit of Massage Therapy

  • Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness.
  • Improves ability to cope with stress.
  • Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity.
  • Satisfies needs for caring nurturing touch.
  • Fosters a feeling of well-being.
  • Reduces levels of anxiety.
  • Creates body awareness.