Medical Massage/ Injury Recovery Massage
Medical Massage/ Injury Recovery Massage is a type of manual therapy that focus on the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain. In addition to treating specific injuries, it is used to increase range of motion, decrease and manage pain and restore normal body movement and function.
This therapy can also help expedite recovery from an activity or competition and alleviate post exercise soreness. It is a powerful rehabilitative procedure. Kinetic Health therapists utilize a unique type of Orthopedic Massage that combines deep tissue sports massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.), joint mobilizations, Kinesio Taping and assisted stretching.
Clinical treatments may also be supplemented with specific exercises and/or stretches to be done at home. This combination of clinical treatment and a home routine will help result in the best possible outcome. The major difference between a medical massage and a regular massage is that it is performed by a therapist with advanced training and the treatment is structured to obtain a specific measurable outcome.
Sports massage can help prevent injuries, improve alignment and flexibility, and help you rehabilitate acute or chronic injuries.
We work with athletes of all types – below are a few examples of what to expect for a few types of sports.
Runners: Focused work on gluteals, hip flexors, legs/IT band, calves, feet, and low back.
Cyclists: Focused work on gluteals, hip flexors, legs/IT band, mid to low back, and neck.
Swimmers: Focused work on full back, shoulder/arms, and neck.
Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension. Pressure can vary from light to firm according to your preference.
Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling).
In addition, massage for pregnant women reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, helps to relax nervous tension — which aids in better sleep — and can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.
Women with normal, low-risk pregnancies can benefit greatly from the variety of massage techniques offered by a professional massage therapist. However, women in high-risk pregnancies should consult their doctor or midwife before beginning one of our massage therapy programs.
If you experience discomfort at any time during the pregnancy massage, tell your therapist immediately.
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