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It happened again. You sat in a chair too long, and your back isn’t happy. Now your plans — working out, playing with your kids, relaxing — are overshadowed by the pain.
You need a massage.
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Meet Healing Oak's Massage Therapists
The 3-Step Foundation Process For Massage Therapy
Step 1: Assessment
Step 2: Care Plan Discussion
Once you’re assessed, your practitioner goes over treatment options. We want to help strengthen and heal your body so you live pain-free.
Step 3: Your First Treatment
Once we’ve figured out the course of action, we dive into your first treatment. Afterwards, if necessary, we book your next appointment.
When Is It A Good Idea To Get Massage Therapy?
3 Treatments Our Massage Therapists Use
Massage isn’t simply rubbing your back and sending you on your way. There are a variety of ways your massage therapist can give you pain relief and strengthen your body:
This is your massage therapist’s assessment technique… By manipulating your muscles and joints, your RMT locates problem areas and treats them accordingly.
Your RMT utilizes various forms of manipulation to relax the soft tissue in your body, such as:
These are done with hands, arms, and tools (like rollers).
Some massage types include:
- Swedish – also known as the “classic” massage, this method uses soft, kneading strokes to lessen tension and help you relax.
- Deep tissue – your RMT manipulates the deepest layers of muscle and fascia (connective tissue). This is for specific injuries and chronic pain.
- Myofascial release – this technique breaks up tightness in your body’s connective tissues, restoring movement and lessening pain.
- Trigger point therapy – trigger points, or “knots,” are balls of tense muscle — your therapist releases these knots through stretching and pressure.
The 3 Most Common Massage Therapy Myths
Massage reduces muscle pain, which reduces stress on the body. Less bodily stress now = less chance of chronic pain and stiffness down the road.
3 Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy can treat both acute and chronic conditions. RMTs work with a wide variety of patients in the treatment of illness, injury, rehabilitation and disability.
Here are just a few of the many benefits of massage therapy:
Helps Counteract Postural Stress
Many of us spend our days hunched over a desk — this puts stress on the shoulders and back, leading to chronic pain. Massage therapy eases this tension, allowing you to work pain-free.
Boosts Mental Health
Anxiety prompts the “fight-or-flight” response in our bodies, resulting in muscle tension. Massage therapy helps combat this response by relaxing the muscles. And nothing raises moods like the pain relief afterwards!
Improves Joint Mobility
Massage therapy can help soothe sore joints and muscles by improving circulation and enhancing blood flow to the joints. This can improve movement and reduce pain for those suffering from joint-related ailments.