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  • Myofascial Release Therapy

    Body and Balance Massage Therapy Long Island Massage Therapist Nassau

    Myofascial release is a therapy technique used by massage therapists that focuses on the pain to come from myofascial tissues. These are the tough membranes that wrap, connect and support your muscles. The pain that comes from myofascial tissue is different than regular pains because it originates from trigger points. Trigger points are stiff, anchored areas within the mofascia and its pain is difficult to localize.


    myofascial-release-treatment-massage-long-islandMassage therapists can locate the myofascial areas because they feel stiff and fixed instead of elastic and movable under pressure. These areas are difficult to locate because they are often not found near the source of the pain. Trigger points are an annoyance not only because of the pain they cause, but also because they restrict muscle and joint movements. When a massage therapist is performing a swedish massage or deep tissue massage they will apply focus manual pressure and stretching in order to perform mysofascial release therapy. This will loosen up restricted movement and reduce pains. Many studies have shown that these techniques and other treatments can work well for chronic back pain.


    Massage and myofascial release therapy is thought to treat chronic back pain. At Body N Balance, located in Wantagh, Long Island you will experience release of those areas that hold stress and create pain throughout the body.


  • The Touch Of Compassion

    Body and Balance Massage Therapy Long Island Massage Therapist Nassau

    As the baby boomer generation continues to age, the number of seniors is growing steadily. The National Center for Health Statistics has projected the population of those 65 and older to jump from its current 12.9% to 19.6% by 2030. With this generation aging and living longer than generations before, it is important to consider how we care for the seniors in our society. Research shows that massage has a great deal to offer to seniors who are dealing with aches and pains due to aging and injuries that need some help healing. For seniors dealing with Alzheimer’s, massage is low-risk and low-cost form of intervention to reduce stress.


    Although seniors are prone to things such as hypersensitivity and bruising, this does not mean they are as frail as we may think. Stretching and kneading can relieve pains that keep elders up at night. The simple touch of a massage provides connection and reassurance that sends a relaxation response throughout the body. A massage for seniors is something they can look forward to every week. It provides personal attention that does not result in another prescription or added stress. The benefits of a regular massage can bring about lasting effects that promote overall wellness.


    Massage performed on seniors can:massage-long-island

    –   Reduce stress

    –   Promote relaxation

    –   Decrease fear and anxiety

    –   Stimulate bowels

    –   Lower blood pressure

    –   Decrease isolation

    –   Reduces swelling and edema

  • 7 Health Benefits Of Reiki

    Body and Balance Massage Therapy Long Island Massage Therapist Nassau

    A reiki treatment works on many levels of your beings. Treatments can enhance your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well being. Reiki is one of the oldest healing treatments and it is the most versatile. At Body N Balance in Wantagh, New York, we perform Reiki treatments to aid in the healing of the body, enhance relaxation, and nourish the spirit.


    Here are 7 Health Benefits Of Reiki:


    1-   One of the best benefits is stress reduction and relaxation. This triggers the body’s natural immune system, aids in sleep and improves health.


    2-    Valuable tool in the quest for spiritual growth  by bringing about inner peace and harmony.


    3-   Reiki balances the mind and emotions. Regular treatments can can bring about a calmer and more peaceful state of being and the ability to deal with everyday stress better


    4-   Brings relief during emotional distress and sorrow.


    5-   Helps to relieve pain from migraine, arthritis, sciatica and other physical ailments


    6-   Treatments can speed up healing form surgery and long term illnesses


    7-   Prevention of illnesses by helping to maintain a state of physical and emotional balance.