Therapeutic Massage combines a variety of massage techniques, including but not limited to Swedish (relaxation) Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Acupressure, and Trigger Point Therapy. Each therapeutic massage session is customized to meet your individual needs. Since your body has it’s own unique injuries and holding patterns, why would we offer a “cookie cut” massage? At the beginning of each session, your massage therapist will discuss your goals for that day.
A Therapeutic Massage may be more intense and less comfortable, though pressure is always adjusted to meet your needs. It is especially important with Therapeutic Massage to communicate with your massage therapist if the pressure is painful or too much.
Benefits of Therapeutic Massage:
- Reduced pain associated with knots, adhesions, and trigger points
- Improved posture
- Increased range of motion
- Decreased chronic pain
- Increased relaxation
- Reduce the effects of stress on your body
Does a Therapeutic Massage have to be painful to be beneficial?The short answer is no. With many therapeutic services, some discomfort is to be expected, but it should never be painful. Many people have the extreme “No pain, no gain” mentality which is not accurate. If the pressure is too intense, you could be doing damage rather than being benefited.
Please communicate with your massage therapist during your session so they can adjust pressure accordingly.
What conditions are helped with Therapeutic Massage?
- Headaches and migraines
- Lower Back pain
- Neck stiffness/pain
- Shoulder pain and tension
- Sciatic and hip pain
- Repetative Stress Injuries such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Plantar Fascitiis.