If you have never tried massage therapy, learn about the health benefits and what you should expect during a session. The word massage is a general term which means pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, ligaments and tendons. A massage therapist will use his or her hands for the massage and may also use their forearms and elbows. There are many different types of massages and techniques used such as light stroking to deep pressure techniques.


The most common types of massages are Swedish, deep tissue and sport massage. A Swedish massage is gentle and uses long strokes, deep circular movements which help to relax you and energize you. Benefits of Swedish massage are relaxation, energy and improvement of circulation. A deep tissue massage is more vigorous to deeply penetrate the muscles. The techniques used for this type are slower and the strokes are more forceful to reach deeper layers of muscle. A sports massage is similar to the Swedish but is targeted towards people involved in sports activities and to help prevent or treat sports injuries.


The basic benefits of massages are that they relieve stress, manage anxiety, and to relieve pain and stiffness. At Body-N-Balance, our goal is to help guide and assist in the healing process of the body. Thank you for allowing yourself the chance to take a break and get away from the daily stresses of everyday life. You deserve it! At Body N Balance we also offer facials, body scrubs and other body treatments. We offer facials for men and women of all ages that will help improve the look of your skin.