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Massage Therapy for Montgomery

Types of Massage

Montgomery Chiropractor

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Swedish Massage is the most popular type of massage in the United States. It involves the use of hands, forearms or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical health. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be part of the massage. The benefits of Swedish massage include increased blood circulation, mental and physical relaxation, decreased stress and muscle tension, and improved range of motion.

Deep Tissue Massage is a type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will generally be more intense. It is also a more focused type of massage, as our therapist works to release chronic muscle tension, stress and knots.

Trigger Point Massage -
A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that sends pain to other parts of the body. A trigger point in the neck may trigger a pain in the shoulder. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache. Trigger points are caused by overuse of the muscle or they can be caused from an injury. Patients often notice a significant decrease in pain after one trigger point massage.

Orthopedic Massage is a type of massage which is focused on treating painful conditions which affect the soft tissues of the body. The massage therapist may integrate a range of techniques to treat these conditions, ideally adapting his or her style for each patient, as every person’s body is slightly different. A therapist who performs orthopedic massage focuses on problems with the patients musculoskeletal system. The therapist releases tight muscles, help to stretch shortened muscles and tendons and decompress joints. The goal is to normalize the soft tissues of the body, both to treat specific conditions and to keep clients generally healthy and fit. Orthopedic Massage is great for sports injuries, scar tissue, mobilization, neuromuscular therapy, and strengthening of muscles.

Hot Stone Massage - A Hot Stone Massage is not simply the “gliding” of heated stones lightly upon the surface of the skin, but rather the stones are used as tools to deliver effective tissue and muscle massage at a pressure level comfortable to the patient. The patient can request light, medium or deep pressure, which is the beauty of the hot stone massage technique. It can be customized in an instant to the request of the patient. The hardness of the stones makes for a deep tissue massage and is easy on the joints of the therapist’s hands. The heat from the stones relaxes muscles and increases the blood flow to the area being worked on which is said to further accelerates the healing process. This increase in circulation and the relaxation of the muscles is also claimed to aid in mental relaxation.

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Benefits of Massage

    • Relieves stress
    • Improves circulation
    • Releases trapped toxins in the tissue
    • Alleviates muscle aches and pains
    • Alleviates muscle tightness
    • Reduces blood pressure
    • Managing anxiety and depression
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy
  • Helps relieve tension-related headaches and effects of eye-strain
  • Enhances the health and nourishment of skin
  • Improves posture
  • Reduces muscle spasms
  • Improves athletic performance

Massage Benefits for Medical Conditions

    • Arthritis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cramps
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Headaches
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Shin Splints
  • Sleep Problems
  • TMJ
  • Whiplash

Contact Zink Chiropractic us to see how massage therapy can compliment your chiropractic care.

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