Seeking massage therapy for pain relief, or relaxation, is an excellent choice. If you suffer from intense chronic pain, a medical massage is the solution for you.
What Is It?
A medical massage is a result-based form of massage therapy. Typically, if someone just wants to relax after a stressful day, they will seek a relaxation massage. While medical massages do relax the patient, they have more for problem-solving techniques behind them. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, Aruna trained in targeted medical massage therapy. These techniques include deep tissue massage, TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction), SRT (spinal reflex therapy), and PNMT (precision neuromuscular therapy). Medical massages are proven to promote healing and provide relief– this is why sometimes they can be more uncomfortable than relaxation massages. These types of massages utilize firm strokes, kneading, and tapping in order for the therapist to work deep within the tissue. Some benefits for medical massage therapy, other than pain-relief, are:
- Aids digestion,
- Improves range of motion,
- Deactivates trigger points,
- Soothes nervous system,
- And much more!
Types of Medical Massage
As we mentioned, medical massages can help to reduce pain and discomfort; however, there are also specific types of this massage for areas other than only pain relief. These massages include sports massage, pregnancy massage, and deep tissue massage. A sports massage is specially catered to athletes and/or individuals who exercise frequently. Massage therapy is a very good choice for those who are constantly working their bodies– this is due to the amazing benefits it provides. Sports massage helps to prevent injury, reduces muscle soreness/ tightness, and speeds up recovery. A pregnancy massage is wonderful for helping to alleviate pain and discomfort that comes with pregnancy. Not only can this massage be used for pain relief, a pregnancy massage can also be used for women trying to get pregnant, those going through IVF, as well as for postpartum.
Lastly, a deep tissue massage is often the most common form of massage therapy. This type can focus on one area of pain and work consistently to relieve that pain. Or, if the patient is seeking overall pain relief throughout the body, a deep tissue massage can also be used all over the body. For any of these massages, it is best to communicate your needs and target areas to your therapist.
Does this sound like something you can benefit from? Contact Aruna today to schedule your intake appointment! We cannot wait to help you live a pain-free life.