- Have you had an increase in your stress levels lately?
- Are you suffering from chronic pain and movement restrictions?
- Do you wish you could get a professional quality massage without leaving your house?
What is Massage and what types do you offer?Massage therapy encompasses many different techniques to press, rub, and manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. They most often use their hands and fingers but may use their forearms or elbows to help provide pain relief and injury recovery. The type of massage given usually depends on your needs and physical condition at the time of your appointment, and our options are:
- Swedish massage - The therapist uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration, and tapping to primarily provide relaxation.
- Deep tissue massage - More pressure is applied to painful areas of the muscle to relieve trigger points, which are areas of increased tension.
- Sports massage - Combines techniques of Swedish and Deep Tissue massage with stretching to release chronic muscle tension. It is adapted to the needs of each athlete.
- Pregnancy massage - Involves adapting full-body Swedish massage with specialized positions that allow maximum comfort and safety for the mother.
- Aromatherapy using essential oils and hot stones are additional options that may be added on to your massage.
What the Science Says About the Effectiveness of MassageA compilation of hundreds of research articles on massage resulted in an article titled 25 Reasons to Get a Massage published by the AMTA. The list of references at the bottom of the article links to all of the research that was used, and some of the highlights listed these as potential benefits from consistent massage:
- Relieves stress and anxiety
- Relieves postoperative and osteoarthritis pain
- Relieves tension headaches
- Manages low-back pain
- Helps fibromyalgia pain
- Reduces muscle tension
- Enhances exercise performance
- Lowers blood pressure
- Promotes better sleep
- Eases symptoms of depression
More to Consider
- Do not use massage therapy to replace conventional care or to postpone seeing a physical therapist or doctor about a medical problem.
- If you have a medical condition and are unsure whether massage therapy would be appropriate for you, discuss your concerns with your healthcare provider.
- Tell all your health care providers about any complementary and integrative health approaches you use. Give them a full picture of what you do to manage your health. This will ensure coordinated and safe care.
(844) 313-2246 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Take charge of your pain today and schedule your first appointment using the link below!