Massage is a hands-on therapy that uses rubbing, kneading, and pressing to manipulate your soft tissues, including your skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
There are approximately 100 different types of massage and bodywork techniques, ranging from those that involve deep, kneading pressure to those that use light, gentle strokes.
When a massage therapist manipulates your soft tissues, it stimulates the transmission of electrical signals, both in the area that’s being massaged and throughout your body.
Combined with the healing power of touch, these signals help induce a sense of calm, relieve tension, reduce pain, heal muscle damage, and stimulate your lymphatic system to clear waste products. The process also cuts stress hormone levels and triggers the release of endorphins.
Whether you’re using massage to help heal an injury, as therapy for a chronic ailment, or to help you recover from a marathon, the type of massage that’s best for you depends on your condition, needs, and goals.
Some of the most commonly used techniques include:
This popular technique uses kneading, deep circular movements, and long strokes to enhance your circulation; it’s simultaneously relaxing and energizing.
This type of massage targets deep muscle and connective tissue with slow, forceful strokes. It’s often used to release tension or help heal muscle damage.
This technique helps athletes and fitness enthusiasts boost their performance by preparing muscles and joints for activity; it’s also be used to promote recovery after intense activity.
This precision technique alleviates muscle spasms and pain caused by injury or overuse.
Rolfing applies pressure to connective tissue in order to lengthen it and make it more flexible. Like chiropractic care, Rolfing can help realign your body for better function.
If you’ve ever had a massage, you know that it can leave your body relaxed and your mind energized. Incorporating massage therapy into your normal health and wellness routine can go much further. Regular massage therapy can help:
Therapeutic massage is also an excellent complementary therapy to chiropractic care. When used together, each technique enhances the other to promote healing more efficiently and effectively.
Massage is also an ideal preparatory treatment: As massage warms up your soft tissues and muscles, it becomes easier to realign the joints. This can help speed up your recovery and make you feel more relaxed before, during, and after a chiropractic adjustment.
At Blue Lotus Integrative Healing Arts, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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