Absolute Healthcare Advanced Chiropractic
Chiropractors located in St. Lucie County, Port St. Lucie, FL
Massage therapy is a safe and medication-free option for treating your pain or just helping you reach optimal health. The expert doctors at Absolute Healthcare Advanced Chiropractic in Port St. Lucie, Florida, have over 30 years of experience using therapeutic massage to heal and repair the body. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn how massage therapy can optimize your health, naturally.
Massage Therapy Q & A
What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy is a technique that involves applying pressure or rubbing the muscles and soft tissue of the body. This type of therapy improves blood flow, reduces pain and tension, and encourages relaxation.
Are there different types of massage therapy?
Massage therapy has been around for thousands of years. A variety of massage techniques are available depending on your unique needs and physical condition.
For a Swedish massage, your massage therapist will use kneading, tapping, long strokes, and deep circular motions in the direction of blood flow to your heart. This gentle form of massage is used to relieve muscle tension, increase blood flow, and promote relaxation.
Deep tissue massage
This type of massage therapy is used to treat long-lasting muscle tension and can be more intense. Your massage therapist will apply pressure reaching to deep muscle layers using their thumbs, fingers, and elbows. Deep tissue massage effectively treats whiplash, back strain, or other injuries causing muscle damage.
This specialty massage therapy uses a combination of deep tissue and Swedish techniques to release chronic muscle tension, prevent sports injuries, and promote flexibility and recovery in your body. Dr. Joseph Page has specialized training in the treatment and prevention of sports injuries.
Myofascial trigger point therapy
Myofascial trigger points are a common cause of referred pain in the body. This form of massage therapy targets the areas in your body that are triggering your pain.
Pressure is applied to the trigger point to relieve the constraint. Repetitive or overuse injuries are very responsive to myofascial trigger point therapy.
Does massage therapy have health benefits?
Aside from promoting relaxation, massage therapy can relieve pain and reduce symptoms associated with chronic conditions. Besides being used to treat fibromyalgia, lower back pain, and stress, massage therapy also:
- Lowers blood pressure
- Helps chronic neck pain
- Increases range of motion
- Improves quality of life in hospice care
- Reduces chemotherapy-related nausea
- Reduces anxiety
- Improves cardiovascular health
- Reduces osteoarthritis pain
Absolute Healthcare Advanced Chiropractic has two massage therapists with more than 30 years of experience. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn how massage therapy can improve your health.