MaxWellness Massage is Your One Stop Wellness Shop in Missoula

Massage is one of the oldest healing arts: Chinese records dating back 3,000 years document its use; the ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments; and Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. Today, the benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching. As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, infertility, smoking cessation, depression, and more. And, as many millions will attest, massage also helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to disease and illness. We practice a variety of massage techniques depending on your needs. These include Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage, PNF Stretching, Sports Massage, Rock Tape and more.

  • The main focus of deep tissue massage is relax tight muscles and break up adhesions between connective tissues. While other forms of massage can help relax muscles just under the skin, deep tissue massage can also effect even deeper muscles… often found below other muscles, or behind organs. It can also be used to treat certain musculosceletal disorders.

    Contact Maxwellness Massage for a massage that will bring relaxation to those deep muscles.

  • Swedish massage therapy is what most people think about massage. One of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body.  This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.

    SWEDISH MASSAGE TECHNIQUES

    Additional Swedish massage techniques include circular pressure applied by the hands and palms, firm kneading, percussion-like tapping, bending and stretching. Before and during your Swedish massage session, communication is encouraged with your professional massage therapist so that your massage is customized to your specific needs.

  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is a more advanced form of flexibility training that involves both the stretching and contraction of the muscle group being targeted. PNF stretching was originally developed as a form of rehabilitation, and to that effect it is very effective.

  • Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. The particulars of the sports massage technique are specific to the athlete’s sport of choice. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.

    Sports massage therapy promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares your mind and body for optimal performance.

    One of the key benefits of Sports massage therapy compared to other modalities is its ability to target muscle-tendon junctions. A 2010 study in the journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that even a 30-second massage improved hip-flexor range of motion. Another study conducted by Margaret Jones, Ph.D. of the American College of Sports Medicine, demonstrated a notable trend toward decreased muscle soreness in the athletes who received massage either before or after exercise.

    For anyone participating in regular physical activity, Sports massage therapy every week or two may be a great addition to your normal regimen. It’s best to talk with one of our professional massage therapists to find a plan that will work best with your schedule, level of activity and budget.

  • HOW IT WORKS

    Turns down the volume on pain

    More specifically, it runs interference on pain. Ever whack your shin and rub it, and suddenly realize you feel better? RockTape on the skin can interfere with painful signals which are directed to the brain.

    When the signals arriving to the brain are altered, it does not produce the sensation of pain. When kinesiology tape is properly applied, many of our customers call it “magic” or think that it fixed their injury instantly. In fact, it helps to change how your body interprets pain, turning down the pain “volume” that your body hears.

    Decompresses swelling and inflammation

    When RockTape is applied to the skin, it has a microscopic lifting effect underneath the skin and between the many layers. This allows the by-products created by inflammation to be removed more quickly.

    Delays fatigue

    Research has shown that RockTape on skin can attenuate muscle fatigue. In rehab, this is very important, not only for the parts of your body that are currently hurting, but also for the surrounding areas as they help to pick up the slack for muscles that are currently not working well.

    Normalizes muscle tone

    When someone is injured, fatigued, sick, or inflamed, the symphony of muscle action that normally takes place with great accuracy often falls out of tune. This can happen all over the body. For instance, research has shown that people who sprain their ankle tend to have altered activity of their hip muscle as a result. RockTape helps bring dormant muscle back to life and help calm down the overactive muscles. It helps your body coordinate movement as if it weren’t hurt, hence allowing it to heal properly.

    Distributes physical stress

    Unlike conventional taping, which prevents movement – RockTape allows full movement of a taped area.  Through elastic properties and quick recoil, RockTape can help distribute forces to other nearby areas through the fascia, ligaments, and even bones.

     

  • Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears. These reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems.  Pressing them creates real benefits for a person’s health.

    How does reflexology differ from massage, Reiki, or acupuncture?

    While these are different practices entirely, one thing they all have in common is that they are sometimes used to help manage symptoms associated with stress.

    Reflexology:
    Apply pressure to specific points on the feet, hands, and ears

    Massage: 
    Manipulate larger areas of soft tissue in the body

    Reiki:
    Light touch to work with the subtle vibrational field thought to surround the body

    Acupuncture:
    Use reflex points on the body to influence other parts of the body, the points are not the same and acupuncture uses points over the entire body.

    What does reflexology do?

    Although reflexology is not used to diagnose or cure disease, millions of people around the world use it to complement other treatments when addressing conditions like anxiety, asthma, cancer treatment, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, headaches, kidney function, PMS, and sinusitis.


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I believe in the offering our community with healthy living options through integrative massage and all natural wellness products based on science and research to help fit individual needs and facilitate wellness.

MaxWellness Massage is Your One Stop Wellness Shop in Missoula

Massage is one of the oldest healing arts: Chinese records dating back 3,000 years document its use; the ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments; and Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. Today, the benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching. As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, infertility, smoking cessation, depression, and more. And, as many millions will attest, massage also helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to disease and illness. We practice a variety of massage techniques depending on your needs. These include Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage, PNF Stretching, Sports Massage, Rock Tape and more.

  • The main focus of deep tissue massage is relax tight muscles and break up adhesions between connective tissues. While other forms of massage can help relax muscles just under the skin, deep tissue massage can also effect even deeper muscles… often found below other muscles, or behind organs. It can also be used to treat certain musculosceletal disorders.

    Contact Maxwellness Massage for a massage that will bring relaxation to those deep muscles.

  • Swedish massage therapy is what most people think about massage. One of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body.  This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.

    SWEDISH MASSAGE TECHNIQUES

    Additional Swedish massage techniques include circular pressure applied by the hands and palms, firm kneading, percussion-like tapping, bending and stretching. Before and during your Swedish massage session, communication is encouraged with your professional massage therapist so that your massage is customized to your specific needs.

  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is a more advanced form of flexibility training that involves both the stretching and contraction of the muscle group being targeted. PNF stretching was originally developed as a form of rehabilitation, and to that effect it is very effective.

  • Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. The particulars of the sports massage technique are specific to the athlete’s sport of choice. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.

    Sports massage therapy promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares your mind and body for optimal performance.

    One of the key benefits of Sports massage therapy compared to other modalities is its ability to target muscle-tendon junctions. A 2010 study in the journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that even a 30-second massage improved hip-flexor range of motion. Another study conducted by Margaret Jones, Ph.D. of the American College of Sports Medicine, demonstrated a notable trend toward decreased muscle soreness in the athletes who received massage either before or after exercise.

    For anyone participating in regular physical activity, Sports massage therapy every week or two may be a great addition to your normal regimen. It’s best to talk with one of our professional massage therapists to find a plan that will work best with your schedule, level of activity and budget.

  • HOW IT WORKS

    Turns down the volume on pain

    More specifically, it runs interference on pain. Ever whack your shin and rub it, and suddenly realize you feel better? RockTape on the skin can interfere with painful signals which are directed to the brain.

    When the signals arriving to the brain are altered, it does not produce the sensation of pain. When kinesiology tape is properly applied, many of our customers call it “magic” or think that it fixed their injury instantly. In fact, it helps to change how your body interprets pain, turning down the pain “volume” that your body hears.

    Decompresses swelling and inflammation

    When RockTape is applied to the skin, it has a microscopic lifting effect underneath the skin and between the many layers. This allows the by-products created by inflammation to be removed more quickly.

    Delays fatigue

    Research has shown that RockTape on skin can attenuate muscle fatigue. In rehab, this is very important, not only for the parts of your body that are currently hurting, but also for the surrounding areas as they help to pick up the slack for muscles that are currently not working well.

    Normalizes muscle tone

    When someone is injured, fatigued, sick, or inflamed, the symphony of muscle action that normally takes place with great accuracy often falls out of tune. This can happen all over the body. For instance, research has shown that people who sprain their ankle tend to have altered activity of their hip muscle as a result. RockTape helps bring dormant muscle back to life and help calm down the overactive muscles. It helps your body coordinate movement as if it weren’t hurt, hence allowing it to heal properly.

    Distributes physical stress

    Unlike conventional taping, which prevents movement – RockTape allows full movement of a taped area.  Through elastic properties and quick recoil, RockTape can help distribute forces to other nearby areas through the fascia, ligaments, and even bones.

     

  • Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears. These reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems.  Pressing them creates real benefits for a person’s health.

    How does reflexology differ from massage, Reiki, or acupuncture?

    While these are different practices entirely, one thing they all have in common is that they are sometimes used to help manage symptoms associated with stress.

    Reflexology:
    Apply pressure to specific points on the feet, hands, and ears

    Massage: 
    Manipulate larger areas of soft tissue in the body

    Reiki:
    Light touch to work with the subtle vibrational field thought to surround the body

    Acupuncture:
    Use reflex points on the body to influence other parts of the body, the points are not the same and acupuncture uses points over the entire body.

    What does reflexology do?

    Although reflexology is not used to diagnose or cure disease, millions of people around the world use it to complement other treatments when addressing conditions like anxiety, asthma, cancer treatment, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, headaches, kidney function, PMS, and sinusitis.


doTerra

OilsWithNameSM

If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. In addition to giving plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health care practices. Find more information about doTerra here….


Isagenix

isagenix-cleanse-banner

Isagenix is a world leader in nutritional cleansing and one of the fastest-growing companies in North America because their products, solutions and culture that redefine the health and wellness industry.  Isagenix is a solution to transform lives through weight loss, energy and performance, youthful aging, and whole-body nutritional cleansing and cellular replenishing.  Science backs their products and statistics back their success, but it’s the people who make Isagenix the best! Find more information about Isagenix here

 


I believe in the offering our community with healthy living options through integrative massage and all natural wellness products based on science and research to help fit individual needs and facilitate wellness.