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Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage therapists typically use their hands and fingers for massage, but may also use their forearms, elbows and even feet. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure.

Types of Massage

  • Swedish massage. This is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energize you.
  • Deep massage. This massage technique uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, commonly to help with muscle damage from injuries.
  • Sports massage. This is similar to Swedish massage, but it's geared toward people involved in sport activities to help prevent or treat injuries.
  • Trigger point massage. This massage focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse
  • Medical Massage: Result oriented and Treatment Specific form of massage that is specifically directed to resolve conditions that have been diagnosed and prescribed by a physician. The therapist may use a variety of modalities or procedures during the treatment but will focus the treatment only on the areas of the body related to the diagnosis and prescription.

Benefits of Massage

Massage may also be helpful for some medical conditions:

  • Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Sports injuries
  • Pregnancy discomfort
  • TMJ

Benefits of Massage

Massage is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain, muscle tension, lowers heart rate, blood pressure, increases circulation, improves range of motion and increases endorphins (the bodies natural pain killers.)

Helping you on your path to living pain free.

What is Massage

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