Massage Therapy: Benefits of Massage
Massage therapy is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques, to enhance function, aid in the healing process, decrease muscle reflex activity, inhibit motor-neuron excitability, promote relaxation and well-being, and as a recreational activity.
From two beautiful locations in Alexandria and Arlington, Skyline's massage therapists offer you the best in natural massage therapy and integrative wellness. Your absolute happiness and wellness are our number one priority. We work with major insurance plans as well and will work with you to maximize your benefits.
The word comes from the French massage "friction of kneading", or from Arabic massa meaning "to touch, feel or handle" or from Latin massa meaning "mass, dough", cf. Greek verb μάσσω (massō) "to handle, touch, to work with the hands, to knead dough". In distinction the ancient Greek word for massage was anatripsis, and the Latin was frictio.
A Skyline Wellness massage therapy session features a licensed massage therapist working and acting on the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical aids. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system.
Benefits of Massage Therapy:
- Relieves stress
- Encourages relaxation
- Helps manage pain
- Relaxes muscles
- Improves flexibility and range of motion
Please call Skyline Wellness today to discuss our natural, holistic massage therapy sessions. Massage is only one part of our integrative healthcare practice where we work to help you achieve a pinnacle of well-being and happiness.
Office and Scheduling: (703) 879-5144