Massage Therapy

 

Massage therapy has been utilized by the Chinese since 3000 B.C.. In 300 B.C., the Greeks gave their soldiers daily massages to ease pain during their training and tournaments. Today, Massage therapy is known for its combination of specialized techniques and science.Massage Therapy1

Massage therapy uses hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically the muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments. Massage Therapy treatments have a therapeutic effect on the body and improve one’s health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous, skeletal, and circulatory systems.

Massage therapy can be utilized for relaxation and stress reduction or to create a positive therapeutic effect. Massage therapy can also decrease recovery time from sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls, repetitive injuries, and most surgeries. At Progressive Sports Medicine, we have 3 Registered Massage Therapists who are proficient in all major styles of massage therapy and will customize the style, pressure and duration of the therapy to create an individualized program.  Massage therapy is often combined with physiotherapy, chiropractic or acupuncture, to help ensure durable outcomes. Other techniques that may be used during massage therapy are:

  • Hydrotherapy (cold/hot therapy)
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Deep tissue therapy
  • Myofascial therapy (connective tissue work)
  • Rhythmic mobilizations
  • Craniosacral therapy
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises

Massage therapy can be beneficial for a range of conditions. Some examples are:

  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Muscle spasms and tension
  • Back, leg, neck pain
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Arthritis and bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendinitis
  • Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Stress and stress related conditions
  • Pregnancy
  • Stroke
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Reducing or eliminating pain
  • Improving joint mobility, circulation, and immune system functioning
  • Reducing depression, anxiety, tension within the muscles
  • Increasing body awareness

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