Mark performs non-RMT bodywork using several massage techniques including deep tissue, relaxation and sports recovery massage. He individualizes every massage according to each client’s needs and preferences. Mark was trained by his father who was an Olympic team physiotherapist for over 35 years.
Benefits of massage:
Ease muscle pain
Massage increases and improves circulation which can help ease the pain of sore muscles. Decrease your recovery time from a tough workout! It also helps people with debilitating back pain feel and function better.
Improve joint mobility and counteract postural stress
Long periods of sitting can create stress in the neck and shoulders as well as pain and/or weakness in the low back and gluteal muscles. Massage can counteract the imbalances caused by prolonged periods of sitting.
Relief of stress, anxiety and depression
Massage reduces levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. It can also boost the neurotransmitters, serotonin and dopamine. A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, found that patients who were depressed and anxious were much more relaxed and happy, and had reduced stress levels after massage.
Improve sleep quality
Massage promotes relaxation and sleep. A number of studies have examined the connection between massage and improved sleep, and chalk it up to massage’s affect on delta waves , the kind of brain waves connected to deep sleep.
Just like muscle and back pain, massage can alleviate migraines as well as tension headaches.
A 2010 study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that massage boosts patients’ white blood cell count (which plays a large role in defending the body from disease).