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from Alba Spinal Health Centre
The Importance of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is an effective treatment that helps restore patient circulation, improve range of motion, reduce muscle stiffness and speed the healing process. The restorative, relaxing effects of massage therapy can benefit patients experiencing a variety of painful conditions and injuries, from whiplash to depression. Receiving massage therapy in combination with spinal adjustments and other techniques can help improve the overall health of the patient, and can prevent future injuries. At Alba Spinal Health Centre, we offer several different massage therapies to soothe patients in their mind, body and spirit. We will recommend the type massage needed.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage specifically targets knots in the muscles. This technique is effective for releasing muscle tension which patients may experience as a result of stress or injury. Deep tissue massage focuses on treatment of the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia, to help patients overcome conditions like high blood pressure, stress and anxiety and pain from arthritis.
Sports massage is primarily preventative. This type of treatment is frequently administered to athletes before competitions, during playing seasons and after competitive events. Sports massage is effective for enhancing flexibility and is therefore used in pre-event preparation. This type of massage can also improve endurance and reduce recovery time after an injury occurs.
Athletes training to reach maximum performance often seek sports massage whether they’re injured or not, and in fact, this type of massage is used on professional athletes as well as non-professional competitors.
Massage therapy is helpful for patients young and old. At Alba Spinal Health Centre, we administer massage therapy to our patients to improve their comfort and quality of life. To find out what type of massage is right for your needs, make an appointment with us today.
The Swedish massage is one of the most popular massage techniques used today. If you are looking for a relaxing massage, then we highly recommend a this massage technique delivered by one of our massage therapists. If it is your first massage at Alba, then a Swedish massage is your best choice.
SWEDISH MASSAGE TECHNIQUES
A Swedish massage can include both firm, yet gentle strokes. There are five basic strokes that can be used by your massage therapist during this massage:
- Effleurage (sliding or gliding)
- Petrissage (kneading)
- Tapotement (rhythmic tapping)
- Friction (cross fiber or with the fibers)