Massage therapy is one of the most relaxing and healthy things that you can do for your body and mind. Massage therapy stimulates circulation, reduces tension in tight or spasmed muscles and can have other health benefits such improved nervous system functioning, enhanced skin tone, fewer headaches and migraines, better sleep, and reduction of stress.
Those people who haven't yet experienced a Massage may think that massages are just glorified back rubs, but in fact our massage therapists focus on other areas of the body as well that store stress such as the arms, feet, and even the elbows. There are also several different types of massage that have different benefits depending on your needs. The important thing to remember is that any type of massage helps improve your health and reduce your stress. Below you can find descriptions of just a few of the massages techniques offered at our office in Tampa.
This gentle massage is great for beginners or if your goal is maximum relaxation. The massage therapist uses broad smooth strokes to release tension in your muscles and may knead areas that need a little extra attention.
Sport Massage Therapy
If you have injured yourself in your active lifestyle, this type of massage is perfect for you! It is also very effective for those with chronic pain. The massage therapist uses techniques to promote stimulation and release tension in aching muscles, often with the use of deep tissue pressure.
Muscle Energy Massage
This type of massage is great for those who have experienced a limited range of motion in their muscles or those who are engaged in a pain management program with the chiropractor. The massage therapist uses techniques that also require your participation in providing counterforce which is very effective in pain management and pain relief.