People turn to massage therapy to relieve stress from daily life, injuries, chronic and acute conditions and help maintain health and wellness. In a clinical or hospital setting, massage therapy is given by licensed professionals who are trained to find and focus on problem areas.
Through soft-tissue manipulation techniques, massage reduces stress and fatigue while improving circulation. Depending on the style of massage, methods may include kneading, rocking, tapping, or applied pressure.
Medical massage therapy can reduce pain and anxiety for people with chronic illnesses and reduce stress. It’s widely known to help treat stress-related tension, fatigue, sleep disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes, low back pain, and depression.
A sports massage is one type of massage therapy geared toward athletes. Many people think of massage therapy as pampering with nothing more than relaxation and comfort in mind. There are many different types of massage therapy, each with specific purposes and resulting benefits.
Your chiropractor or physical therapist might recommend that you receive a therapeutic massage to assist other therapies in treating a particular area of your body.
Research has shown that massage can reduce heart rate, lower blood pressure and increase blood circulation and lymph flow. It also relaxes muscles, improves range of motion, and increases endorphins, enhancing medical treatment.
Therapeutic massage does not increase muscle strength, although it can stimulate weak and inactive muscles, which helps compensate for the lack of exercise and inactivity caused by illness or injury.
A prenatal massage is a massage that is performed on pregnant women to help alleviate aches, pains, and common pregnancy discomforts.
Massage can help treat stress-related physical conditions, including:
- Anxiety and depression
- Headaches and migraines, tension headaches, or sinus headaches.
- Pain, including muscle tension, back, shoulder, and neck pain
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Strains and sprains
- Low back pain
- Radiating pain
Let your tension go.
Tension can build up your muscles and joints from daily stress and chronic conditions. Let it go with a deep tissue massage, myofascial release, or trigger point release.
A deep tissue massage is a type of massage that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle and fascia. This type of massage benefits people with chronic muscle pain and tightness, reduced range of motion in joints, and other soft tissue issues.
When you receive a myofascial release, your therapist will apply pressure to specific points on your body that are knotted or contracted. These points correspond to your muscles and other soft tissues.
On the other hand, a trigger point is a taut, painful area within a muscle. It may be felt as a nodule, knot, or band within a muscle or as a spasm in a localized area. The therapist performs additional movements on the area to stimulate the natural release of tension and promote blood flow into the affected fibers.
What to expect during a massage therapy visit
When you first schedule your appointment, you must explain exactly what work you would like done to the massage therapist. Talk about your specific needs and wants, and be sure to cover your areas of concern and go over what caused the issue.
Your massage will take place in a massage room. Clothing will be dependent on the treatment and always at your comfort level. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible.
After your massage, you may feel relaxed and sleepy or experience a surge of energy, awareness, and concentration. Massage helps release toxins from your soft tissues, so we recommend that you drink plenty of water to flush toxins out of your system.
If this sounds like a treatment you need or want, please be sure to reach out via our contact us page, and we will be happy to assist you further.
We charge $70 for 60 minutes and $100 for 90 minutes and are open Wednesday to Friday from 9 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm.
With our open hours, you don’t have to choose between work and relaxation–you can get both!