During our day-to-day activities, we encounter situations that trigger stress, cause musculoskeletal pain, and affect our mobility and bodily functions. If you are undergoing a hard time and your mobility is affected, there is hope. Joseph Caraccilo DC, PC, has a solution for all these conditions to help promote whole-body relaxation.
Massage therapy is a type of treatment in which a trained and certified medical professional manipulates your body’s soft tissues like connective tissue, tendons, muscle, ligaments, and skin using varying degrees of pressure and movement.
It is part of complementary and integrative medicine offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.
Health benefits of massage therapy
Massage has therapeutic value, and that is why Shift Wellness medical professionals often recommend it. It uses manipulation and pressure to:
· Reduce your heart rate
· Lower your blood pressure
· Relieve pain
· Improve movement
· Increase lymph and blood circulation
· Reduce inflammation
· Help in sport injuries
· Help in digestive disorders
· Help in myofascial pain syndrome
When to schedule for a massage
Your therapist will recommend therapy as part of your integrative treatment when you have problems such as:
· Neck pain
· Myofascial pain
· Shoulder pain
· Back pain
· Muscle and tendon injuries
· Joint pain
Types of massage
We have different types of massage depending on your conditions.
It is a gentle type of full-body massage that is ideal for people who are new to massage, have a lot of tension, and are sensitive to touch. It helps release muscle knots, reduce stress, and increase blood flow.
It is best for you if you are involved in sports activities. It helps prevent injuries during the game or treat injuries after. It uses a robust penetrating technique designed to relieve muscle soreness, accelerate healing, and release adhesions.
Deep tissue massage
It is a good option for people with chronic muscle problems, such as injuries, soreness, or imbalance. It helps relieve tight muscles, chronic pain, and anxiety. Your therapist will use slow strokes and deep finger pressure to relieve tension from your muscles and connective tissues’ deepest layers.
Trigger point massage
It is suitable for people who have injuries, specific issues or conditions, and chronic pain. It uses broad, flowing strokes that are gentle and relaxing, combined with more substantial, deeper pressure.
It is best for people who are looking to restore their natural energy levels or relax. It uses gentle to firm pressure on different pressure points of the hands, feet, and ears.
It is a safe way for women to get a massage during pregnancy, starting from the 2nd trimester. It reduces pregnancy body aches, eases muscle tension, and reduces stress. It uses mild pressure focusing on areas such as your lower back, hips, and legs.
Lymphatic drainage massage
It is suitable for people with a medical condition. It helps in draining lymph nodes, relaxing the nervous system, and aids the body’s immune system. This massage therapy is recommended if you have joint pain. It helps to relieve pain in joints, muscles, tendons, and enhance joint movement.
Are you looking forward to trying out massage therapy? Call or book an appointment online at Shift Wellness.