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Massage therapy can help address chronic muscle pain, produce a relaxing effect, and have a positive effect on different body functions. Our team of trained and experienced therapists uses a variety of techniques to help relieve discomfort and soothe chronic pain.
What is Massage Therapy?
In simple terms, massage therapy is the practice of kneading, rubbing, and manipulating a patient’s body using the hands and elbows in order to produce a healing effect.
There are different types of massage that offer distinct benefits. A therapist can apply different levels of pressure to specific joints and muscles, which can relieve tension, ease pain, and improve other symptoms caused an injury.
At Olympic Spine and Sports Therapy, we offer a wide collection of massages that help patients control stress and physical discomfort. Our main goal is to help you feel good in your own body while exercising, working, and doing all the other activities you love. If you want to find out more about working with our massage therapists, get in touch with us and book a consultation today.
Relaxing & Effective Massage
Our massage team uses a variety of techniques to soothe tight muscles and melt away painful muscle knots. This speeds recovery by reducing adhesions and scar tissue formation in muscles, which are often linked to postural problems and can limit normal movement and cause pain. As part of an integrated care team, the massage therapists have access to the other providers’ findings, allowing them to apply more effective massage therapy. Our therapists create individualized patient care, working where you need it, with techniques that are the most effective for you.
- Swedish Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Neuromuscular Therapy
- Craniosacral Therapy
- Sports Massage
- Prenatal Massage
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Benefits of Massage Therapy
During each session, your therapist employs one or more techniques to relax your muscles and relieve knots produced by stress, physical trauma, and other factors. Some of the benefits of massage therapy include:
- Reduces tension and relax the muscles
- Improves joint flexibility and range of motion
- May lower the production of stress hormones
- Aids circulation
- May improve immune function
- Accelerates soft tissue injury recovery
- Stimulates the lymphatic system
- Results in a healthier skin tone
- Heightens mental awareness
- May help control anxiety and depression-related symptoms
Types of Massages
In order to get the full benefit of a massage, it’s important to consult with a certified practitioner that has mastery of a wide variety of techniques. For the best result, your therapist should be able to combine different approaches that relieve pain and help achieve your long-term goals.
Some of the types of massages available at Olympic Spine and Sports Therapy include:
During a Swedish massage, the therapist gently manipulates and kneads the body to help relieve muscle knots. This bodywork technique is ideal for patients who have never had a massage before, have sensitive skin, but carry a lot of tension.
Swedish massages may also include passive joint manipulation as well as the use of oils or lotions, and can help manage mild pain in certain cases.
Deep Tissue Massage
Patients who are experiencing chronic muscle problems may be ideal candidates for a deep tissue massage. This technique employs more pressure than a Swedish massage and it can help athletes and people who have an active lifestyle reduce soreness, restore balance, and accelerate injury recovery.
Deep tissue massages require the application of deep pressure to relax tense muscles and connective tissues that hold your joints together.
Sometimes referred to as trigger point myotherapy, neuromuscular therapy is an approach that’s suitable for people experiencing specific conditions. This technique targets areas where pressure builds up, resulting in tense muscles. By applying pressure to these areas for a short period of time, our therapists can successfully relieve muscle spasms caused in other parts of the body.
The spinal cord, head, and lower back can build up a huge amount of pressure. Craniosacral therapy can relieve this pressure, relax your muscles, and soothe symptoms associated with stress.
During this type of therapy, your specialist employs gentle pressure on the pelvis, spine, and skull to promote the healthy flow of cerebrospinal fluid. This can improve the performance of the immune system and support the body’s natural ability to heal.
It’s common for athletes and people who enjoy an active lifestyle to suffer from soft-tissue injuries that cause long-term complications. Sports massage therapy is a great alternative that can prevent injuries, increase range of motion, and improve performance.
Sports massages may also help lower injury-related downtime and relieve muscle tension. Depending on your specific case, a therapist may choose to work on your whole body or in a single area.
Some forms of massage therapy should be avoided during pregnancy. Prenatal massages offer a safe alternative for pregnant women who want to reduce body aches, relieve tense muscles, and lower their stress levels.
During your session, the prenatal massage specialist will focus on your legs, lower back, and hips, gently applying pressure to relieve discomfort. To learn more about our prenatal massages, contact Olympic Spine and Sports Therapy today.
Ideal Candidates for Massage Therapy
Massages are an ideal option for people of all ages who are experiencing muscle aches, muscle problems, soft-tissue ailments, joint pains, and similar issues. It’s also important to understand that massage therapy shows gradual results, so our therapists work with our patients to design a custom action plan for each individual case.
Furthermore, following your therapist’s instructions will increase your chances of success. This includes avoiding any physical activities, doing certain exercises at home, and other specific guidelines you receive.
Why Choose Olympic Spine and Sports Therapy for Your Massage Therapy
At Olympic Spine and Sports Therapy, our team of experienced bodywork experts has the training and knowledge to identify soft-tissue problems. We work with our patients to learn about their goals and design a realistic action plan to help relieve discomfort as quickly as possible.
If you want to learn more about the different types of massage therapy we have available, get in touch with us and book a consultation today.