Do you have questions about massage therapy? Read on for part one of our Q&A session all about massage therapy.
Why should I get a massage
Massage therapy helps with so many ailments and issues, we recommend everyone at least try it! Skilled massage therapy helps to manipulate and relax the entire nervous system, which has effects all throughout the body. It’s really an amazing, and simple process. If you suffer with workout soreness, or experience headaches or TMJ pain, massage therapy helps with that too! There are also studies that have proven that massage can help improve mood, and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.
How do I know if I need a massage?
If you are active, if you have a sedentary job, if you have chronic pain, massage is for you. There aren’t many people whom massage isn’t appropriate for. Just about everyone can enjoy the benefits of massage therapy, whether it’s for pain, or for just getting some time to relax and take a nap.
Do you have to be in pain to receive a massage?
Although massage therapy is supremely helpful for relieving pain, you don’t HAVE to be in pain in order to receive massage. As a matter of fact, massage therapy works better, even, as a preventative measure against pain and stress. It’s similar to exercising. You can show up to the gym once a year and feel good for a day or two, or you can show up consistently, and get amazing results physically, mentally, and emotionally. You can also rest assured that you are preventing disease and working towards a healthier version of yourself, each time you show up to the gym. Massage therapy in all its forms, is very similar. It is best as preventive care, and is especially helpful when done consistently with a skilled practitioner who gets to know your body, your needs, and your preferences, over time.
What types of massages are there and what benefits do they offer
Here at True Balance Pain Relief Clinic, we do not box our treatments into categories like Deep Tissue Massage, neuromuscular massage, hot stone massage, sports massage, or swedish massage. Each of your treatments is completely customized for your needs and your goals, each session. This may change over time, and we are receptive to that, and will modify treatment plans and home care protocols depending on your needs.That being said, typically, there are several types of massage you can receive, which each have their own benefits respectively:
We specialize in:
is an approach to soft tissue manual therapy. It has been shown to be effective in the treatment of many conditions, although not all pathologies have shown treatment effects which persist over time.
is typically done fully clothed, and incorporates stretching, deep pressure work, joint mobilization, and even corrective exercises to help athletes and active clients recover well.
Deep Tissue Massage
is typically heavier pressure work, done with the intent to improve blood flow, improve lymphatic flow, relieve pain in joints, and help mobilize tissues to relieve pain. It’s a good place to start if you’ve never had a massage.
When you’re ready to schedule your session of massage therapy, whether it’s to get some time to yourself to relax, or to get some serious pain relief, contact us at the book now link below. We’re looking forward to meeting you and helping you live your best life, pain free!