Benefits of Massage Therapy

Improves circulation, relaxes muscles, improves flexibility and range of motion, helps manage pain, improves rehabilitation after injury.

Types of Therapeutic Massage Therapy

Relaxation Swedish Massage

Relaxation massage is a gentle Swedish massage that uses smooth, gliding strokes to help you relax. The goal, or intention, of relaxation massage is to reduce stress, promote overall wellness, relax muscles, diminish pain, and move body fluids to nourish cells and help remove waste products.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on engaging deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is used to correct muscle imbalances and is especially helpful for improving chronic pain conditions.

Trigger Point Therapy

A Trigger Point is a hyperirritable spot within a taut band of a muscle that is painful on compression or muscle contraction, and usually responds with a referred pain pattern distant from the area. These tight areas of muscle may cause dysfunction. Trigger point therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release combined with deep breathing.

Prenatal Massage

Massage relieves many of the musculoskeletal discomforts experienced during pregnancy. Massage for pregnant women reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, helps to relax nervous tension, aids in better sleep, and can help relieve anxiety caused by hormonal changes.

Sports Massage

Sports massage addresses specific needs of athletes. Sports massage techniques are specifically designed to aid in athletic performance. Includes during training, before or after events. To enhance athletic performance, or promote healing post injury.

Fascia Release Therapy

Connective tissue or “fascia” surrounds all muscles, muscle groups, bones and organs, holding them in place. Fascia shortening, adhesions or restrictions due to inflammation, trauma, surgery, pathology, or postural imbalances create abnormal tension patterns. Direct fascial techniques engage the soft tissue barrier, then taken beyond the barrier, which breaks down the bonds between the connective tissue creating a tissue release, resulting in an increase in tissue hydration and improvement of range of motion.

VERA FUKE-WILSON, RMT, FSHM

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DR. BRANDON PURDY, DC, RMT, CSCS

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