What is Massage Therapy?
Massage Therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues (primarily muscle and connective tissue) of the body. It strives to achieve balance and health in the body by affecting the body’s systems. Massage can significantly accelerate the healing process by having a positive affect on the circulatory and lymphatic systems.
Are there different types of Massage Therapy?
Yes. There are many different types of massage therapy. At Turn 2 Chiropractic, our therapists offer a range of techniques including Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Accupressure and Pregnancy Massage.
What is Swedish Massage?
This is the most common type of massage therapy. Swedish Massage is used for relaxation, to increase circulation of blood and lymph, for relief of pain, improved mood, improved sleep and sharper thinking. Swedish massage therapy can be very gentle and relaxing. If you’ve never had massage before, this is a good one to try first.
What is Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep tissue massage targets the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. Deep tissue massage is used for chronically tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or recovery from injury. People often feel sore for one to two days after deep tissue massage. To improve athletic performance, use deep tissue massage on and off-season, but be aware that it produces changes in movement to which you need to become accustomed before competing.
What is Acupressure?
Used for thousands of years in China, acupressure applies the same principles as acupuncture to promote relaxation and wellness and to treat disease but without the use of needles. Acupressure therapy can be used to relieve pain, reduce tension in muscles, improve circulation and promote deep states of relaxation.
What is Pregnancy Massage?
Pregnancy massage is becoming increasingly popular with expectant mothers. Pregnancy massage is used to reduce stress, decrease swelling, relieve aches and pains, and reduce anxiety and depression. The massage is customized to each woman’s individual needs.