Massage Therapy encompasses a variety of helpful things.
The benefits of clinically-oriented massage are far more than just relaxation. Targeted medical massage can improve range of motion, correct posture, and relax muscles.
Clinical Massage Therapy
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of massage therapy that focuses on the rearrangement of tissue layers that lie deep within the muscles and connective tissue. Some of the strokes used in this type of massage resemble the “classic massage” therapy, however, the movements used are quite slow and extreme pressure is applied on tense areas. Deep Tissue Massage is most useful in treating tense, contracted and stressed areas of the body. This technique is very corrective as well as therapeutic and has many benefits for the human body. It also can help break down and possibly eliminate scare tissue that may already exist from a previous injury.
Therapeutic Sports Massage is a type of massage technique that focuses on treating soft tissue aches, pains and injuries that may be brought on from recreational activities or other repetitive actions. Many people who participate in athletics, be it professional or recreational, consider sports massage to be an essential element to their training and recovery routine. It has been reported that Therapeutic Sports Massage can help people train more effectively, prevents injuries, helps recovery time from injury, and overall improves their performance. This style of massage applies mechanical pressure to soft tissue, which will increase muscle flexibility, decrease muscle adhesions, improve rang of motion in the joints and will reduce muscle stiffness.
Trigger Point Therapy is a bodywork technique used to treat active and latent “knots” in your body. Trigger points are very common and they can be felt as a lump when touched. This is why many people refer to them as “muscle knots”. Trigger points can be caused by repetitive motions, injuries and several other activities. These muscle knots can form anywhere in the body. The massage technique used to treat the tender, painful muscles can very in pressure and style depending on the location of the muscle knot and how contracted the muscle really is. The purpose of trigger point therapy is to eliminate the muscle knot by getting the blood flow in the effected area regulated and back to a normal flow. This will allow the oxygen and nutrients to flow freely through the muscle again, relieving the swelling and stiffness caused by the metabolic waste and toxin build up. Once the knot has been worked out, pain is reduced, range of motion is increased, tension is relieved and circulation, flexibility, and coordination are improved.