The Different Types of Massage Therapy
By DR. GEORGE KOLLIAS
February 13, 2020
Category: Chiropractic
Tags: Massage Therapy  

At Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy, we provide patients with quality care by utilizing the most modern equipment, technology, and massage therapy techniques available. Whether the idea of this relaxation method is new to you, or you've reaped the benefits before, many different types can improve your wellness as a whole. In our Tampa, FL, office, our team of massage therapists works with your chiropractors, Dr. George Kollias, Dr. Autumn Scaz, and Dr. Elissa Pally. We can help you achieve fewer migraines, improve nerve system function, and help you relax, all with gentle hand manipulation. Read on to learn more.

Why Consider Massage Therapy?

Getting a massage is the best thing you can do for your body, mind, and spirit. It can help you reach a healthier mental and emotional frame of mind by managing symptoms of depression, anxiety, or chronic pain. It also delivers physical benefits, like correcting posture, curbing pain in specific areas of the body, and promoting relaxation and stability.

The Different Types of Massage Therapy

At Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy, our therapists focus on specific areas of the body utilizing these popular methods:

  • Swedish - ideal for people who are new to massage therapy, carry excessive tension and are sensitive to touch. The therapist will use a combination of long flowing strokes, kneading, deep, circular motions, as well as vibration and tapping.
  • Sports Therapy - beneficial for athletes who need to improve range of motion, prevent injury, or alleviate issues and aches. This technique focuses on treating soft tissue injuries and reducing muscle stiffness using mild to moderate pressure.
  • Muscle Energy - is excellent for people with a limited range of motion and require effective pain management. This manual therapy utilizes deep or soothing strokes to loosen and stretch the muscles.

Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

Research shows that there are endless reasons to get a massage. It can alleviate symptoms that result from conditions like fibromyalgia, stress, low-back pain, and many others. Additional advantages to massage therapy also include:

  • Less fatigue
  • Immunity boost
  • Better sleep quality
  • Elimination of toxins
  • Improved circulation
  • Reduction in pain and discomfort

Whether you are skeptical about getting your first massage or a master searching for new techniques, our therapists at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy make patients feel warm and welcome from the minute they walk in the door. For more information about massage therapy, conditions treated, and other services provided, visit our website. For appointment scheduling in our Tampa, FL, office, please call 813-884-1457.

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