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The Benefits of Massage Therapy are numerous.

Orthopedic | Sports | Rehabilitative/Deep Tissue | Pain Management

Orthopedic Massage

Medical Massage Techniques:

  • Connective Tissue Massage
  • Whiplash & Neck Pain
  • Neuro-Fascial (TM) Massage
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Back, Leg, and Hip Pain
  • Sciatic Nerve Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Reflex Techniques
  • Stretching & Positional Release Techniques
  • Trigger Point Therapies

Survey of Pertinent Literature
Massage Therapy is a form of alternative medicine that is intended to relieve pain and tension, and to increase blood circulation (Collinge, 2000) It involves the act of kneading, stroking, pressing, and moving the joints and muscles. There are many different kinds of massage therapy, including deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, sports massage, manual lymph drainage, shiatsu, and neuromuscular massage. Most of these types of massage are used supposedly to relieve pain and pressure by helping to improve the function of the body, thereby improving the body's ability to heal itself.

Here in the United States, a trend of holistic medicine use has brought massage therapy back to life in the recent years. These days, family practitioners and chiropractors often recommend massage treatment as a complement to medical treatment. For the first time, massage therapy was officially offered as a core medical service in the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Massage Therapy for back pain is one of the most popular and common reasons to go to a massage


therapist. Deep tissue massage, among other techniques, has become quite popular in this age of holistic medicine. "Soft Tissue Release," a form of deep tissue massage, has been reported to be about 90% effective in improving lower back pain. Massage therapy continues to be a popular and comforting form of both relaxation and healing in the field of alternative medicine.

Learn more about the Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

Description of Deep Tissue Massage taken from the
Massage Therapy Website Glossary

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