What is Massage Therapy? Why Do We Offer It?
Massage Therapy is a practice that involves manipulation of soft body tissues (such as muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments.) Through informed touch, a Massage Therapy Practitioner can reduce painful contractions, restrictions, spasms, and nerve compression. At CryoNext Integrative Healthcare, we offer massage as a part of a whole wellness approach. In combination with chiropractic treatment, massage can add to long term re-education and realignment of the muscles, bones, and joints. We offer massage as a modality to loosen up the muscles around your spine, which will aid in the bodies ability to accept and hold a chiropractic adjustment.
Massage can also help to:
- Improve circulation
- Increase the flow of oxygen in the blood
- Relieve tension and stress
- Stimulate the immune system
- Mobilize and remove toxins from body tissues
- Increase flexibility and range of motion
All age ranges and physical activity levels can benefit from massage! Massage for college students and office workers can greatly add to the quality of life and well-being by relaxing tense neck, shoulder, and back muscles from constant computer gazing and sitting. Massage for athletes can help break up hypertonic muscles and flush out lactic acid build up, aiding in recovery. Geriatric massage can be great to combat depression, improve balance, reduce the pain of arthritis, and increase joint mobility in our aging population.
Types Of Massages We Offer
Massage utilizing a firm pressure on the muscles involving a series of long yet gliding strokes. A Swedish massage may involve the use of various oils to reduce friction. This type of massage is good for overall relaxation and muscle tension release.
Massage affecting the deeper tissue structure of the muscles as well as the connective tissues, known as fascia. Deep tissue massage is an excellent way to deal with a whiplash or sports injury, postural misalignment, treating spasms as well as chronic muscle tension.