Massage - The more you get one the better you feel!

Become Amazing, Inspiring, and Unstoppable PAIN FREE.

Are you stressed with family, holidays and your job? Our Massage therapist is amazing and can help alleviate your tight, stressed muscles and allow you to breath and relax.

Did you know Massage benefits include and are not limited to the following:

  • Massage can help with low-back pain and discomfort.
  • By stimulating lymphatic system in the body massage can help your immune system work better-by invoking body’s natural defense system.
  • Massage can help warm up and stretch weak and tight muscles.
  • Massage helps athletes prepare, strengthen and recover from, strenuous workouts or sports activities.
  • Massage can help improve the skins elasticity.
  • Massage can increase joint flexibility and range of motion.
  • Massage is excellent at pumping the muscles and tissue with oxygen and nutrients to improving circulation.
  • Massage can help reduce spasms.
  • Massage can help relax TMJ muscles.
  • Massage can create an endorphins release. Endorphins are your body’s natural painkiller.
  • Massage can help relieve headaches of all types.

Research shows that ninety percent or more of disease is stress related. Worried about aging- research also shows that stress ages us faster, than anything else.

Some of our patients report after a relaxing, de-stressing massage they have noticed.

  • They sleep better and longer, overall quality of sleeping is greatly improved.
  • When your muscles are relaxed and your mind can focus you actually have greater energy.
  • Massage can increase circulation in your muscles and your organs.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/massage/SA00082

Massage types offered

  • Swedish massage - This type of massage offers different degrees of pressure and uses a variety of stroke techniques to help alleviate muscle tightness. Mainly light to firm pressure with slow smooth gliding massage strokes for relaxation.
    • Benefits - increases lymph and blood circulation throughout the body.
  • Deep-tissue massage - This type of massage uses deeper pressure to get to the deeper muscle and connective tissue, and release the muscles and knots. Mainly deep to very deep pressure with very slow and methodical massage techniques on problematic areas.
    • Particularly focusing on the back muscles.
    • Increase lymph and blood circulation throughout the body
    • Releases muscle tension and knots in the muscle belly
    • Not a relaxing per say type of massage for some individuals
  • Trigger point massage - This type of massage focuses on trigger points (the lactic acid build up) in muscles. These trigger points are sensitive areas of tight muscles that can form in your muscles causing spasms and tightness.
  • Hot Stone - Mainly light to firm pressure using slow gliding strokes over the back muscles with hot stones to relax and stretch the muscles, thus releasing tension in the muscles.

Does Insurance cover Massage

Sometimes if a doctor prescribes Massage for you your insurance company will cover it. In our office we will verify this for you. We try to incorporate massage into all our treatment plans.

Risks of massage therapy

As with anything in life there are risks. Massage is safe as long as it's done by a licensed massage therapist (LMT in Texas). Is massage appropriate for everyone no. When considering a massage you should not get a massage if you have the following:

  • Burns or open wounds
  • Cancer
  • Blood clots
  • Fractures
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Severe osteoporosis

If you suffer from the following you should speak with the therapist first before getting your massage:

  • Bursing easily
  • Internal bleeding
  • Nerve damage
  • Temporary paralysis
  • Allergic reactions to massage oils or lotion for fragrances
  • Taking in blood thinners or other medications

To Prepare For Your Massage

Make sure to talk to your therapist about any:

  • new injuries
  • medications
  • drink lots of water

After Your Massage

  • Drink a lot of water
  • Don’t go out and do a heavy workout
  • Avoid sitting in a sauna

Tips for soreness

  • Epsom salt
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Bio freeze
  • Rock Tape
  • Formula 303