Friday Feature Service: Massage
According to the AMTA, pain is a major health concern, affecting nearly 100 million Americans and is the largest reason patients seek medical attention. Pain affects the individual and their quality of life, along with their family, and job productivity.
A majority of people who seek massage services do so in seek of pain relief, and scientific results from Athletica prove that massage increases production of mitochondria, which are responsible for cell growth and reproduction, as well as eliminating genes associated with inflammation, leading to better and speedier recovery from pain and injury for the following:
Low back pain Fibromyalgia Post operative pain Tension headaches Arthritis Chronic low back pain Decreasing pain cancer patients Neck pain injury recovery Muscle spasm/soreness Migraine Rheumatoid Arthritis
Massage therapy can be performed at varying degrees of pressure, as deep tissue massage may be too painful for some people.
Swedish massage is the most popular type of massage, stimulating circulation, flushing the circulatory system, releasing tight muscles, restoring range of motion, and relieving pain through soft tissue manipulation.
Therapeutic massage aims to create structural changes within the body, often focusing on a specific area of complaint generally through a series of regularly scheduled massages and a plan of treatment.
Deep tissue massage involves applying firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of connective tissue and create a release of muscle tension.
Offered in 30, 45, 60, 75, or even a 90 minute session along with steamed towels on the back, there is a massage available to achieve every level of pain relief and relaxation, for every schedule and budget.