Experiencing muscle tension, stress, or discomfort? Our licensed massage therapist Terri Greenan can relieve your tension with advanced massage techniques and cupping methods. We offer a variety of massages from sports massages to deep tissues massages that can be tailored to your particular ailments and level of comfort. By applying pressure directly to the body, our massage therapist can loosen your muscles naturally to allow for increased mobility and relaxation.
Ailments and Conditions Treated with Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is becoming more widely accepted in the medical community as a credible treatment for many types of back pain and/or as an adjunct to other medical treatments. Research shows that massage therapy has several potential health benefits for back pain sufferers, as well as:
Soft tissue strains
Benefits of Massage Therapy
· Increased blood flow and circulation. Massage therapy brings needed nutrition to muscles and tissues which aids in the recovery of muscle soreness from physical activity or soft tissue injury, such as a muscle strain.
· Decreased tension in the muscles. Muscle relaxation can improve flexibility, reduce pain caused by tight muscles and even improve sleep.
· Increased endorphin levels- the "feel good" chemicals in the brain. Endorphin can ease depression and anxiety, which can help reduce pain and speed recovery - particularly important for those suffering from chronic back or neck problems.
Massage Therapy Supports Chiropractic Treatment
Chiropractic treatment often proceeds more efficiently, with less discomfort, when soft tissue has been relaxed with massage therapy. You may be less anxious and more prepared to receive chiropractic adjustment after a relaxing massage. Plus, adjustments frequently last longer when muscle tension is released that might otherwise pull your joints out of alignment again.
How Does Cupping Work?
Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine that originated in China that involves creating suction on the surface of the skin using special cups that promote blood flow and encourage healing to treat pain, scar tissue, muscle knots, and connective tissue. Prior to placing the cup on your skin, the therapist will inflame the cup, and as the flame dies, the cup is placed on the skin which creates a vacuum effect causing your skin to rise and your blood vessels to expand towards the surface.