Soothing Touch Massage by David provides therapeutic massage and bodywork for the enhancement of health and well-being to health-minded individuals. I am dedicated to provide my clients with nurturing treatments and continuing education to promote relaxation and self-healing. The success of Soothing Touch Massage by David is built on trust, expertise, professionalism, and a personal touch that always puts the health and well-being of my clients first.
Massage therapy is the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of normalizing those tissues and consists of manual techniques that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and/or causing movement of or to the body.
Generally, massage is known to affect the circulation of blood and the flow of blood and lymph, reduce muscular tensionor flaccidity, affect the nervous system through stimulation or sedation, and enhance tissue healing. These effects provide a number of benefits:
Massage therapy also has a number of documented clinical benefits. For example, massage can reduce anxiety,improve pulmonary function in young asthma patients, reduce psycho-emotional distress in persons suffering from chronic inflammatory bowel disease, increase weight and improve motor development in premature infants, and may enhance immune system functioning.
Some medical conditions that massage therapy can help are: allergies, anxietyand stress, arthritis, asthma and bronchitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive motion injuries, chronic and temporary pain, circulatory problems, depression, digestive disorders, tension headache, insomnia, myofascial pain, sports injuries, and temporomandibular joint dysfunction.
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