Back, neck, and hip pain are the most common reasons why people seek medical massage therapy. Many people experience more relief from back pain with therapeutic massage than any other single treatment.
Unlike some pain relief therapies, this approach doesn’t require you to go through pain to get out of pain. Working within your body’s natural limits relaxes the nervous system and encourages the muscles to release.
Postural distortions and muscular imbalances are the cause for most myofascial pain issues. If your body is structurally out of balance, it begins to function improperly, causing excessive wear and tear, and ultimately leads to pain.
Clinical (medical) massage therapy doesn’t consist of a particular technique but has a primary goal of pain relief. Clinical massage can be used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions including chronic low back pain, neck pain, headaches, frozen shoulder, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, and tendonitis.
Sports massage therapy is ideal for active people and sessions are customized based on your activities or “sports”. Sports massage can help improve performance, decrease recovery time, and limit injuries. Common problems that can be addressed with sports massage include golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow, and plantar fasciitis.