One of the most fundamental avenues of healing, massage therapy is the manual manipulation of soft body tissue including superficial and deeper muscles, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments using a variety of modalities and techniques. Studies demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.
Experts estimate that upwards of 90 percent of disease is stress-related. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether may be unrealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This translates into:
Some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:
Every therapist is unique, bringing their own quality of touch, depth of knowledge, and style of massage to the experience. This means that choosing a massage therapist can be challenging. It is important to remember that healing takes time and patience. It will not happen in one session, although often it will feel like it did. When you choose a massage therapist, you are often choosing someone to walk with you on the healing journey, not just a passing acquaintance. Take the time to find someone who listens thoughtfully, asks questions, and shows a genuine curiosity about your situation.
At Discovery Massage, you will find a therapist who cares enough to learn about you and help you discover exactly what your body needs. Cahen is passionate about the healing journey. His love of learning new techniques and his fascination with human anatomy keep him excited and curious, and that translates to a massage that explores the integrated nature of injury and dysfunction in the body. Using deep tissue, Swedish and myofascial techniques, Cahen’s therapeutic massage will help you to build awareness of your own body and break down bad habits that may be contributing to your pain.
Cahen’s practice is LGBTQ+ friendly and welcomes all people regardless of ethnicity, gender identity or sexual orientation.