Massage Therapist Questions and Answers
Are you in chronic pain or just stressed out and need some relaxation? Total Wellness Centre offers a wide range of massage services, including Myofascial release, Swedish, deep tissue, and trigger point therapy in Claymont, DE. For more information, please call us today or simply request an appointment online.
Massage therapy is a tried and true treatment for various abnormalities of the back, correcting muscle tension and problem areas. While even a casual massage from your partner can induce relaxation, receiving a massage from a registered massage therapist can reduce and eliminate pain, promote proper healing, and mitigate inflammation.
What is the difference between massage at a spa and massage therapy?
A spa massage is a straightforward session using the classic Swedish techniques. Your therapist will usually use light to medium pressure, at your preference, and the goal of the session is help you relax. The environment of this kind of massage is geared towards creating a blissful experience with soft lighting and soothing music. There are usually add-on treatments such as body scrubs, mud applications, and hand and foot treatments, and may be scheduled in packaged visits.
Therapeutic massages are different. The setting is more likely to be in a clinic, private practice office, or hospital. First time clients may spend part of the session, or extra time, providing details of current and past health issues and complaints. Although this kind of treatment may provide a strong element of relaxation, the many advanced techniques employed by a registered massage therapist are designed to address chronic health and pain issues. It is also likely that subsequent and frequent sessions will be recommended to improve the status of the conditions in question. Your therapist will design a treatment plan catered specifically to your needs.
Both areas of massage therapy can have tremendous benefits to your overall health and wellness, and the more you know about the specific differences between the two will help you get exactly the treatment you are seeking.
Can massage therapy help alongside chiropractic treatments?
In tandem to massage therapy, chiropractic care can be very beneficial, outlined below.
Prepares The Muscles And Attachments — Massage therapy focuses on manipulating the soft tissues like muscles, tendons, and ligaments by improving circulation and blood flow that warms these soft tissues, causing them to loosen and relax. When your muscles are warm, you’re going to have more elasticity and function. Massage prior to a chiropractic adjustment prevents the likelihood of spasm post-adjustment because of elongation of the muscles that attach to the spine after a message.
Massage Extends The Benefit Of Chiropractic Adjustment — Since there is a decrease in muscle tension, there is an increase in flexibility and longer sustained benefits from the adjustment.
Positive Influence On Circulatory System — The circulation of the blood, lymph, and interstitial fluids are critical to the natural homeostasis throughout the body, as well as its ability to heal and regenerate. Improvement in circulation has a plethora of benefits involving all body systems.
General Sense Of Wellness — Massage Therapy helps the body relax, decreases stress and reduces anxiety. Chiropractic treatment is aided when the body is relaxed and the patient is calm. Massage therapy and chiropractic care together can help to cleanse the body of impurities by breaking down built up toxins, which often has a calming effect on anxious and excessively stressed patients.
Recovery From Pain — Recovery, especially from conditions that cause pain, can be faster and more complete when multiple components of that pain are addressed simultaneously. Spinal alignment is key for diminishing back pain. The chiropractor will work to resolve the structural problems and the massage therapist works to resolve the soft tissue problems.
What types of massage therapy does Total Wellness Centre offer?
Total Wellness Centre offers a wide variety of different services, including:
- Myofascial Release
- Sports Massage
- Deep Tissue
- Trigger Point Therapy
If you or someone you know is in need of massage therapy, come to Total Wellness Centre! We have a team of caring professionals to help you on your journey to healing! Contact our office today to speak with a specialist. To schedule an appointment, call us or visit us online! We serve patients from Wilmington DE, Claymont DE, New Castle DE, Greenville DE, Centerville DE, Elsmere DE, Hockessin DE, Chadds Ford PA, Garnet Valley PA and Kennett Square PA.