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Massage isn’t just about feeling relaxed, it can be a therapeutic complement to your current medical care. Some therapeutic effects of massage are:
- Decreased muscle pain
- Decreased muscle tension
- Promotion of blood flow
- Increased range of motion
- Localized reduction in swelling
Types of Massage
There are many different massage modalities available in the marketplace. Each is generally geared to a particular goal (e.g. relaxation, muscle tension reduction, injury recovery, etc.), however, many times, techniques from several modalities are combined to reach the desired result. The most common modalities we offer are the following:
Swedish massage consists of gliding and kneading strokes for increased relaxation and sense of well-being. This technique also helps to flush tissue and increase circulation, thereby increasing the vital supply of oxygen and nutrients to your tissue.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage targets the deeper layers of muscle and fascia with increased, more focused pressure. This is great for breaking up adhesions due to injury or misuse.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy focuses on tight muscle fiber clusters resulting from injury or overuse. Trigger points refer sensations to other areas of the body. For example, the cause of a headache may be caused by points located elsewhere in the body, not in the head itself. This lends to other scenarios best determined by your therapist.