There are many different types of massage, both those offered at spas and parlors, as well as by chiropractors and licensed massage therapists. They range from relaxation and muscle tension relief, to recovery from injuries like whiplash and sports injuries.
We know it can be hard to find a great massage therapist. At Mountain View Pain Center, our therapists provide doctor-prescribed care to all of our patients and are highly trained in deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, sport injury, whiplash injury, and pre-natal care
DEEP TISSUE MT
Great for muscle and body pain.
Deep tissue massage is focused on relaxing the body and working through aching and tried muscles. It is best for muscle and body pain because it uses a deeper pressure that gets to the deeper layers of muscle tissue in order to provide muscle tension relief. Studies performed by the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found this type of massage to be excellent for lowering blood pressure, as long as it was for 45-60 minutes minimum.
TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
Targets a single point of pain, such as the neck or back.
Trigger point therapy massage is intended for people that struggle with body pain as a result of a single point of pain. This point of pain, called a trigger point, is an area of tightness deep in the muscle tissues that can cause pain and discomfort throughout other parts of the body.
As chiropractors that are focused on massage therapy, we see this can be anything from neck and shoulder pain, to intense back pain that becomes debilitating. With trigger point therapy, the massage therapist uses techniques that help provide pressure and release for the trigger point, hopefully resulting in overall pain relief.
Often, you will experience relief after the first treatment, though we encourage multiple treatments. Trigger point therapy can be done for those with receptive pain, such as those with fibromylagia.
SPORT INJURY MT
Best for if you suffer from any type of sports or activity-related pain or discomfort.
Sports injuries are very common, regardless of the types of sports you participate in. From professional NFL players to weekend joggers, sports injuries can occur even if you are careful. While you will want to see your regular physician for injuries, you will often experience chronic pain or discomfort, even after the primary treatment has been received.
For these types of injuries, seeking out massage from a licensed chiropractor is a great option. It has many benefits, including preventing future injuries, reducing physical stress and fatigue, and even improving your endurance. If you have any type of sports or activity-related pain or discomfort, find a massage chiropractor that handles these injuries and ask for a sport injury massage.
WHIPLASH INJURY MT
This provides bodywork that helps work through your muscles to release tension from a whiplash injury.
Whiplash is a very common injury in vehicle accidents and other accidents where body is jolted forward, then backward, in a rapid motion. Most people can recover from whiplash on their own in a month or so, but you might notice some of your symptoms remain, such as stress and pain in your neck, shoulder and upper back.
With whiplash injury massage, you are able to get bodywork that helps work through your muscles to release tension. The therapist will use different methods for whiplash injuries, including static compression and myofascial release. The deep tissue massage mentioned previously is also great for whiplash injuries.
PRE-NATAL CARE MT
An excellent massage to help with physical ailments of pregnancy such as swelling, headaches, leg pain, and cramps.
Massage is not only safe during pregnancy, but highly recommended as part of a pregnancy wellness plan. Prenatal care massage can help with the physical ailments of pregnancy, including swelling, headaches, leg pain and cramps, stiff neck, and backaches.
This massage helps reduce stress on the joints, improves blood circulation, and can even help with things like sleep, anxiety, and depression. It is important to always let your therapist know that you are pregnant and any details they need to know when scheduling a prenatal care massage.
At Mountain View Pain Center, we use all types of massages to help you in a variety of ways. Whether you are looking for short-term pain relief or long-term myofascial movement, we can get you back to living life with ease. We provide extensive patient care to create a whole body treatment that will work for you, customized to your individual pains and needs. Talk with us and set up a consultation to see how massage could be the answer to living life virtually painless again.