Massage therapy has come a long way since its inception thousands of years ago. Nowadays, massage therapy styles range from long, smooth strokes to short, percussive strokes. Some massage therapies involve the use of oils and lotions; others massages require the application of hands, elbows, or even feet(i.e., Thai or barefoot massage) on the client. The length of sessions can last anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours.
At Bull City Soles massage and bodywork studio, we specialize in several types of massage and bodywork, including deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, cupping, pregnancy/prenatal massage, and Ashiatsu barefoot massage. Before deciding which massage style is best for you, consider what you want the massage to do for you — is it for relaxation or pain relief? Let us know what you're looking for so we can determine the treatment plan that’s best for you, taking into consideration your age, condition, or any special needs or goals you have. Read more in our blog 'Communicating with your Massage Therapist'.
While most people think of massage is just for relaxing, research has shown that many health problems can benefit from massage, including back pain, chronic headaches, migraines, osteoarthritis, and depression. Massage therapy has even proven helpful in staving off the effects of cancer-related side effects. It can help reduce pain, swelling, fatigue, and nausea associated with chemotherapy. However, we caution that if you seek massage therapy to help with a physical condition, consult with your doctor first.
A new and improved you is just an appointment away!
At Bull City Soles, our skilled and knowledgeable massage therapists have helped many clients improve their quality of life through massage therapy. For more information give us a call at 919-477-9887 or schedule an appointment online.