Treatment Benefits – Massage, Acupuncture and Cupping
Massage Benefits – Benefits of Selfcare
At Elu Wellness we believe that healing and balance is attained through selfcare and we look forward to helping you on your journey.
Massage therapy provided by a Registered Massage Therapist offers significant benefits for a variety of conditions and for a large proportion of individuals. Whether your need is borne out of necessity due to a medical condition or is based upon your desire for a greater level of wellness, Elu Wellness can help you achieve healing and balance through selfcare.
Regular massage therapy can be an important part of your wellness plan as it is proven to:
- Promote relaxation and reduce stress
- Relieve muscular tension
- Reduce or eliminate pain
- Improve flexibility and joint mobility
- Stimulate neural connections to your tissues
- Speed up healing of injured tissues
- Improve lymphatic drainage thereby reducing swelling in joints and bloating.
Massage therapy is beneficial for the treatment of illness, injury, rehabilitation and disability. Human interaction through skin-to-skin contact has been proven to be calming and is important for our general health and well-being and all acute and chronic conditions would benefit from the release of the body’s natural endorphins during treatment. It can able be advantageous to incorporate massage as a part of a preventative care program within athletic and sports training programs for injury prevention as well as an ongoing stress management tool.
Consider massage therapy for the following conditions:
- Promote relaxation and reduce stress
- Delayed onset muscle soreness
- Overuse injuries
- Muscles strains
- Stiff joints
- Back and neck pain
- ITB Syndrome
- Patella Femoral Syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Postural Dysfunctions
- Piriformis Syndrome
As a healthcare professional, the registered massage therapists at Elu Wellness will require an overall picture of your health in order to design a treatment plan specific to you. If your massage therapist determines your condition would respond more favorable when treated by another healthcare professional or by another form of treatment, they will make the appropriate referrals.
Typically used in conjunction with principal medical treatments, acupuncture is a good way to help the body cope or find relief from existing conditions without the use of additional medication. Acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system which in turn releases chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord and brain encouraging the body to heal itself. Certain conditions often involve a combination of medications as well as physical therapy to keep pain at a minimum but with the help of acupuncture, it may be possible to shorten the list rather than add to it. Chronic conditions such as back and musculoskeletal conditions and serious illnesses such as cancer, can benefit from this non-evasive approach to pain management.
Patients experience few side effects and often report feeling more awake and stimulated after a session. As acupuncture focuses on the whole body with all of its complex interconnections, you may find that the treatment received for a specific condition may in fact help ease another one. At Elu Wellness the gauge of the needles used by our acupuncture practitioners are quite high—typically between 30 to 40 gauges (the higher the gauge the thinner the needle), and most patients feel very little discomfort when they are inserted with most feeling no sensation when they are set—a low expenditure for a potentially high return in physical relief.
Book an appointment with Elu Wellness. We are an RMT clinic across Metrotown in Burnaby BC servicing the Burnaby areas of Metrotown, Deer Lake, Edmonds, North Burnaby, Capital Hill, South Slope, Highgate, Burnaby Lake and the surrounding areas of New Westminster, Port Royal and Queensburgh