Experience relief from aches and pains with massage therapy. Muscle tension brought on by muscloskeletal imbalances, stress, and the demands of life can cause pain and loss of flexibility. Focused massage therapy with Senara’s licensed massage therapists helps to diminish pain and restore balance and mobility. When prescribed in conjunction with chiropractic or physical therapy care, the multi-dimensional care provides quicker recovery and improved results. Your Senara Chiropractor will prescribe massage therapy treatment to address areas of muscle tension that are causing pain or dysfunction in your daily living.
Neuromuscular Therapy/Myofascial Release Massage Therapy
Therapeutic level massage techniques are used to relieve scarring and spasm of soft-tissue. Combinations of trigger point therapy, stretching, and deep tissue massage help to relieve pain and imbalances due to adhesions, calcifications, and dysfunctions in the muscle. Sessions focus on problem areas and can restore postural alignment and flexibility. A doctor often refers guests for this therapeutic service, which may make a session eligible for insurance reimbursement. However, a doctor’s referral is not required, and the service is available to any guest.
The pain of chronic headaches and migraines can be debilitating. Muscle tension can often be the cause of your recurring headaches or migraines, and massage therapy can pinpoint areas for relief. A typical massage therapy treatment for headaches will include trigger point therapy in the neck and shoulders as well as myofascial release stretching techniques. With focused work in the neck, shoulders, and upper back, any source of muscle tension that is contributing to your headaches will begin to disappear. Your licensed massage therapist can also show you targeted stretches to practice at home for relief between treatments and to improve your rehabilitation.
Low Back Pain and Sciatica
Massage therapy is an excellent modality for relieving sciatica and low back pain. Therapeutic massage techniques in the low back, hips, glutes, and quadriceps will address the muscle tightness associated with pain in these areas. Sciatic and low back pain can cause pain to radiate through the legs and to the feet, which can result in additional areas of muscle tension. Massage therapy can help immensely by focusing on the muscles surrounding the sciatic nerve and low back, but also by stretching and releasing the IT band, using trigger point therapy in the glutes, and breaking up adhesions and calcifications in those muscle groups that are contributing to the pain and dysfunction.
Upper Back and Shoulder Pain
Technology use, desk jobs, and lack of exercise are major contributors to muscle tension in the upper back and shoulders. We often sit hunched over, jutting our head forward, contorting our bodies in to unnatural positions that put abnormal strain on our spine and muscles. Add some stress on top of that, and you find yourself with your shoulders raised clear up to your ears throughout the day. Massage therapy is the best way to work out knots in your shoulders and upper back, and a variety of techniques can be used by your licensed massage therapist to address them. Your therapist may stretch your arm in specific directions while massaging problem spots to aid in releasing muscle tension, as well as traditional trigger point and myofascial release techniques.
Recovery from Athletic Training
If you are an athlete, therapeutic massage can keep you at the top of your game. There is a reason professional athletes employ licensed massage therapists as part of their training- massage aids in athletic recovery. A light lymphatic massage to help muscles heal from a strenuous workout or long run can minimize injury and speed recovery.