A repetitive motion injury (or overuse injury) involves doing an action over and over again, as with a baseball pitcher throwing a baseball, a tennis player hitting a tennis ball, typing at a comp ...View Article
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Massage therapy is the practice of using pressure, tension. motion, or vibration on the body's muscles, tendons, ligaments, and lymphatic areas for medicinal purposes. Massage enhances the body’s ability to heal and reduces pain.
Through increased blood and lymph fluid circulation and the reduction of stress, massage therapy can increase the efficiency of the immune system. It can also reduce blood pressure, relax muscles, improves range of motion and increase endorphins (the body's natural pain killer), enhancing one's medical treatment and recovery.
Massage works by kneading and stroking muscles to relax them, and uses friction to stimulate soft tissues. This therapy can increase blood and lymph circulation while breaking up scar tissue between muscle fibers.
Therapeutic massage and its effect vary with each individual. Clothing is usually removed from the area treated and the patient should be relaxed and comfortable. The amount of clothing removed is alway left up to the patients comfort. We use a non-oily massage cream to reduce friction during the circular stroking and compression of soft tissue.
Massage is useful in many conditions in which body relaxation, the reduction of swelling, and muscle mobilization is desired. Massage can be helpful in overcoming the swelling and pooling of fluids at the site of recent injury or trauma.
What is Massage Therapy recommended for?
Massage therapy can be used to treat a variety of illnesses and pain in the body. Most notably, massage has been proven to reduce low back pain, enhance the immune system, and lessen depression and anxiety. These are only a few of the ailments that massage therapy can successfully treat. Getting a relaxing massage can do wonders for your body (and your life). Taking part in a massage by one of our qualified and licensed massage therapists can play a huge part in how quickly you will heal from your pain, stress, or anxiety.
Below are some of the benefits of massage therapy?
When looking for a massage therapist, choose someone based on their past experience and how they address your needs. Different massage therapists are trained with often varying expertise. We offer excellent massage therapists who are trained in many of the most sought after methods and have plenty of experience.
Traditional massage using efflurage, petrissage, vibration tapotement, and compression. This is more of a relaxing form of massage but not as therapuetically benificial.
Therapeutic massage using deep pressure. Our Therapists will periodically ask you if the pressure needs to be adjusted. This form of massage is best for reducing muscle spasm, speeds healing of injured muscle tissue by improving circulation and minimizing scar tissue.
Vigorous massage, including stretching and sport-specific muscle therapy.
Finding and eliminating pain-causing “knots” in muscles. Great treatment for chronic pain.
Lighter massage performed on our massage table specifically designed to allow the belly of a pregnant woman to be gently cradled while in a facedown postion.
Derived from acupuncture; pressure is applied to key points of the body’s energy channels, usually combined with other techniques.