Massages and Therapies
Tired of the pain in your neck, back, or shoulders? There are many types of massages and therapies that can bring relief. You might not know what type is right for you, so we have outlined some options below. If you’re looking for a massage to help with relaxation, head over to our blog post “Massage Therapy: The Ultimate Relaxation.”
If you need therapeutic care that will address chronic issues like headaches or migraines, then go to “Therapeutic Massage: For Headaches and Migraines.” Or if it’s an injury-related problem like sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, etc., visit our article on” Acupressure Treatments
Are you currently in pain and don’t know where to turn for relief?
Have you considered getting a massage or therapy?
Massages and therapies can benefit people with all sorts of aches and pains, whether chronic or temporary. Whether your back is tight from sitting at the computer all day, your shoulders are sore from lugging around heavy bags, or your muscles are tense after a long run – massages and therapies have something to offer. In this blog post, we will talk about what these things entail so that you can figure out if they’re right for you!
– Swedish Massage: The most common type of massage, it’s very gentle and is often used as a treatment for relaxation. It uses light to medium pressure throughout the body to increase blood circulation and relieve pain. This massage can be great at alleviating muscle aches from conditions such as arthritis or fibromyalgia, but can also be used to help with pain from conditions such as insomnia or headaches. Swedish massage is not recommended for individuals who are pregnant, because it can put stress on the baby.
– Deep Tissue Massage: This type of therapy uses pressure to penetrate deep into your muscles and tendons. It’s often very painful at first but can be very effective at relieving chronic pain and muscle tension. It helps to break up scar tissue that has built up in the muscles, which can help with conditions such as fibromyalgia or arthritis by loosening tight muscles and allowing your body to heal itself more easily.
– Acupressure: When you press on specific spots along your body, known as acupressure points, you can relieve pain and increase the flow of energy in your body. Acupuncture uses needles at these spots to achieve similar results; however, there is no risk of infection with acupressure like there is with acupuncture since no needles are used. This form of therapy works best on areas such as the neck or back, but it can be used on other parts of your body as well.
– Hot Stone Massage: This type of massage involves you lying completely still while a therapist places smooth, warm stones along with different areas of your body. It’s often done in conjunction with Swedish massage and is great at relieving pain from conditions like arthritis, as well as helping with conditions such as insomnia. The heat from the stones helps to relax your muscles and increase blood flow throughout the body.
– Myofascial Release: This therapy uses pressure or force on soft tissue that has become stuck together in order to stretch it out again. It’s used for both chronic and acute pain but is most effective for conditions such as plantar fasciitis or a herniated disc. The goal of this therapy is to break up the scar tissue that has built up within your muscles, so they can heal more easily.
– Orthopedic Massage: This massage focuses on restoring mobility to joints by breaking up scar tissue that has built up between the bones. It’s usually used to treat conditions such as arthritis or a herniated disc, but it can also be effective for reducing knee pain from osteoarthritis.
– Pregnancy Massage: When you become pregnant, your body produces a hormone called relaxing, which loosens the ligaments in your body. This hormonal change can make you more mobile, but it also means that the muscles and joints become looser than they normally would be. A pregnancy massage uses gentle pressure to relax these muscles and increase circulation throughout the area where the pain is being felt so that your baby gets enough nutrients while growing inside you.
– Chair Massage: As the name suggests, this massage is performed while you sit in a chair. It’s great for when you need to get relief from pain quickly and can be used on any part of your body that needs it. The only downside is that since it’s done through clothing, not all muscles will be reached.
– Hydrotherapy: This type of therapy uses warm water to relax your muscles and encourage blood flow. It’s effective for conditions such as arthritis or sciatica, but can also be used before physical activity in order to reduce post-exercise soreness. The weightlessness that you experience during this treatment is an added benefit that is perfect for releasing any tension in your muscles.
– Sports Massage: This massage uses targeted pressure to relieve pain and prevent further injury from sports-related activities. It can be used on both professional athletes or people who are just getting into a new sport since it’s great at increasing flexibility while decreasing the risk of muscle tears.
– Tui Na: This traditional Chinese therapy uses the same type of pressure as acupressure, but it’s performed with your clothes on instead of using direct contact like acupressure does. It often involves stretching and is great for relieving tension in muscles that are tied up due to stress or anxiety.