Therapeutic massage techniques such as deep stroking, acupressure and trigger point massage are excellent tools in managing Myofascial pain and chronic pain. This is achieved by increasing soft tissue and muscle flexibility, decreasing involuntary muscle spasm and contractions, edema reduction, increasing blood and lymphatic flow, and reduction of metabolic waste products. Medical massage therapy goes far beyond the just 'feeling good' massage because of its specific approach and multi-disciplinary input. Our highly educated, experienced and professional therapists apply their skilled techniques to accomplish the specific individual goals established in the treatment plan by the licensed physical therapist and the referring physician.
Some Key Benefits to Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy is designed to relax and loosen muscles and to improve blood & lymph flow throughout the body. It also increases the flow of oxygen & nutrients to cells & body tissues. Massages reduce blood pressure, and increase circulation & flow. Additionally, massage therapy stimulates the release of endorphins into the brain and nervous system, which are the body's natural painkillers. Massage Therapy provides a relaxed state of alertness, reduces mental stress and enhances the capacity for calm thinking and creativity. Massage Therapy satisfies the need for a caring and nurturing touch, creates a feeling of well being and reduces anxiety levels.