Injury Rehabilitation Massage | Spencer Chiropractic Center
Spencer Chiropractic patients can take advantage of onsite rehabilitation provided by Licensed Massage Therapist Christy Richards. Whether you’ve been injured on the job, in an auto accident, while participating in a sport, or are simply seeking relief from the aches and strains of everyday life, a table massage session can benefit your rehabilitation efforts. Methods include Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Soft Tissue Release, Neuromuscular Technique and more based on each patient’s needs.
What is Swedish Massage?
A Swedish massage is commonly known as a traditional massage, performed by a trained and licensed massage therapist. The massage therapist lubricates the body with massage oil, using gliding strokes to improve blood circulation, increasing the bodies intake of oxygen in the blood, removes toxins from the body, improves flexibility, ease tension and helps with pain management.
The Swedish massage is the number one requested massage technique.
What Is Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep tissue massage targets the deeper tissue structure in the muscle and fascia, also commonly known as the connective tissues. Deep tissue massage is reminiscent of the Swedish massage, with much added pressure and isolated focus on problem areas.
Many individuals are weary of a deep tissue massage hurting, commonly the added pressure from a deep tissue massage is slightly uncomfortable and not as relaxing as the Swedish massage but it all boils down to each client as an individual so if it hurts, let your masseuse know to let up on the pressure. If you don’t let your masseuse know the added pressure is too much, this could hinder your whole massage experience and might end up doing more harm than good. The body naturally tenses up when an individual is hurting or uncomfortable and this makes it harder for your massage therapist to achieve results.
What Is Sports Massage?
Sports massage involves specific application of massage techniques, to increase range of motion and flexibility. Sports massage uses hydrotherapy protocols, mapped out by strength-training principles. These utilized techniques are applied in tandem to achieve specific goals when treating an athlete.
What Is Soft Tissue Release?
Soft tissue release is an advanced technique targeting the stretch of soft tissues, muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments.
The structure of muscles are made of strands and muscle fibers, which should be neatly alternated and lied flat. Every muscle has attachment points which connect muscles to bones and other connective tissues. When muscles become congested, tangled and damaged; distorting attachment points, causing pain.
Soft tissue release, stretches specific points of the muscle with tension and pain. This technique may also be used to stretch and target muscles that are difficult to stretch actively. Soft tissue stretch may also target a specific muscle within a group of muscles that usually stretch together, ensuring the distorted muscle works it’s way back into tandem motion with the other healthy muscles.
Manual pressure used for soft tissue release, creates a false temporary attachment point, manipulating muscles into a pain free stretch to untangle the distorted muscle fibers. This method is effective and used to increase range of movement, relieving pain, manage and prevent injuries.
Major Benefits of Soft Tissue Release
– Realigning muscle fibers that have been stressed due to injury
– Breaking up of adhesions between muscles
– Restoring balance
– Aiding posture
– Mobilization of joints
What Is Neuromuscular Technique?
Neuromuscular therapy is a niche form of deep tissue massage, using pressure and friction, to release muscle strain. The strain muscles are called tender or trigger points.
What Neuromuscular Therapy Treats:
– Lower back pain
– Upper back pain
– Carpal tunnel symptoms
– Sciatics symptoms
– Hip pain
– Plantar Fasciitis
– Calf cramps
– Knee pain
– Iliotibial band friction
– Jaw pain
– Joint pain
Who Seeks Neuromuscular Therapy?
Any individual experiencing muscle pain! The common knot in the soft tissue, benefits greatly from neuromuscular therapy. Don’t live with muscle pain, seek neuromuscular therapy and feel worlds better.
Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.