About Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is one of the oldest methods of healing. Hippocrates, known as the “father of medicine,” referenced massage when he wrote, in the 4th century B.C.: “The physician must be acquainted with many things, and assuredly with rubbing.”

Today, in addition to “rubbing,” massage therapy is often referred to as bodywork or somatic therapy. There are a wide variety of modalities and techniques applied to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the body. Therapists will apply pressure, vibration, rocking, friction, kneading and compression with their hands, forearms, elbows or even feet. All of the modalities of massage are used for the benefit of the musculoskeletal, circulatory-lymphatic, nervous, and other systems of the body. In fact, massage therapy positively influences the overall health and well-being of the receiver.

Physical and Mental Benefits of Massage:

  • relaxes the whole body
  • loosens tight muscles
  • relieves tired and aching muscles
  • increases flexibility and range of motion
  • diminishes chronic pain
  • calms the nervous system
  • lowers blood pressure
  • lowers heart rate
  • enhances skin tone
  • assists in recovery from injuries and illness
  • strengthens the immune system
  • reduces tension headaches
  • reduces mental stress
  • improves concentration
  • promotes restful sleep
  • aids in mental relaxation

Massage Modalities we practice at Westside Clinic:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Clinical Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Acupressure
  • Reflexology​
  • Sports Massage​
  • Geriatric Massage

If you have any questions about our services, please contact us today at (831) 462-6400.