Massage therapy is used for a variety of health-related purposes, from treating specific diseases and conditions, to general wellness. Massage therapy dates back thousands of years as referenced in ancient writings from many cultures. Massage involves the manipulation of muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, lymph, and connective tissues. A massage therapist can utilize their hands, elbows, or forearms to deliver a wonderful treatment.
At ABove Physical Therapy, our massage therapists are trained in the following different types of massage: Swedish, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy Massage, Trigger Point and Neuromuscular Release. Having a massage not only feels good, it is therapeutic and is often recommended by healthcare professionals as a compliment to current therapies.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
- Stimulates the nervous system
- Decreases stress
- Enhances sleep quality
- Relieves pain
- Increases energy
- Improves concentration
- Increases circulation of blood & lymph
- Reduces fatigue
- Increases flexibility and joint range of motion
- Speeds rate of healing
- Removes metabolic wastes
- Relaxes muscle tissue
We Offer Different Types Of Massage Techniques
A combination of various movements to enhance lymphatic and blood circulation. This style of massage is both therapeutic and relaxing.
Shiatsu uses the same points as acupuncture but with thumb pressure instead. This vigorous, Asian bodywork style is very effective for decreasing pain, increasing range of motion and stimulating blood circulation. Fully clothed sessions.
Deep Tissue Massage
This massage style uses moderate to deep pressure to treat specific muscle groups, helps to release muscle spasms, tension, headaches and stress.
Prenatal massage brings relief from swelling, stress, muscle cramps and provides comfort to the mother-to-be.
A detailed muscle manipulation designed to restore blood to very precise areas of muscle tissue.