What Is Therapeutic Massage?
A therapeutic massage usually involves more focused work on your body’s soft tissues --- the muscles, tendons and ligaments that move and support your body. More time is dedicated to your areas of concern and both acute and chronic medical issues can be addressed to help reduce pain , improve range of motion, and maximize function. Therapeutic massage may incorporate a variety of advanced modalities that enhance the body’s natural restorative functioning including Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, medical/orthopedic massage, sports massage, stretching, trigger point release, kinesiotaping, and/or cupping. Light to firm touch is used to release tension, relax muscles, and increase blood and lymph circulation. Each session is tailored to your specific needs. During the intake, the massage therapist will discuss your concerns and goal(s) and assess range of motion, movement patterns, and/or strength to achieve the best results.
How Can Therapeutic Massage Help Me?
Your physician, chiropractor, or physical therapist might recommend that you receive a therapeutic massage to complement other therapies you are receiving to treat a particular area of your body. Or, you may not be getting the results you want from other traditional treatments. Receiving massage therapy on a regular basis may help in these instances. A therapeutic massage is customized for each individual --- there are no massage routines --- allowing you to get moving and back to the activities and workouts you enjoy sooner!