The treatment of physical ailments through massage predates recorded history, and even though it is exceptionally old, it is still considered one of the best forms of treatment, especially when combined with physical therapy and chiropractic care. Massage therapy can be used to treat and prevent pain and other associated symptoms from a variety of injuries and illnesses, and it can also contribute to psychological wellness too. At our Delray Beach massage therapy center, we provide this restorative and rejuvenating therapy to aid our clients by improving their total health and wellness.
Massage therapy involves many different techniques, but most combine some form of manipulation of a person’s muscles and other soft tissues through holding, moving, or applied pressure. Depending on the injury or specific needs of the client, the pressure and intensity of the massage will vary, but the overall goal is to reduce pain, improve circulation and blood flow, and promote overall physical and mental wellness. This is a great form of non-invasive, holistic healing for those who prefer not to use pain medications or invasive procedures for treatment.
The overall goal of massage therapy is to promote mental and physical wellness through stress reduction, induced relaxation, and pain management. Massage therapy treatments may also be seamlessly and synergistically combined with physical therapy, chiropractic care, and regenerative treatments, depending on the needs of the client, to ensure maximum rehabilitation from pain or injuries. Some of the specific conditions massage therapy treatments can target are:
While massage therapy can be helpful in treating these conditions, it may also be beneficial for a variety of other reasons. Some of the additional ways that massage therapy can be beneficial can include:
There are several different options for massage therapy in Delray Beach for clients who may be struggling with some form of injury or pain. Though each of these options is great for both physical and mental wellness, they utilize different techniques and may produce slightly different results that may work better for some injuries over others.
This is the most well-known and most utilized form of massage therapy and is a great method for pain relief and overall relaxation and replenishment. In this session, individuals will meet with one of our licensed massage therapists to discuss problem areas and where to focus during the session. Using oils and restorative massage techniques (kneading, compression, and rhythmic motion), this technique is the most relaxing.
This type of massage technique is directed towards active individuals and athletes who may have suffered some form of injury or strain to the muscles in the body. By using compression and massage, the therapist can promote blood flow and circulation to affected areas which will promote the body’s natural healing process to enhance recovery and performance.
The use of hot stones helps aid in relaxation as well as penetrate deep within the tissues to ease tension in the muscles and damaged soft tissues. This form of massage can also reduce stress and anxiety, promote restful sleep, relieve symptoms of autoimmune diseases, and can help boost the immune system.
Deep tissue massages focus on specific areas of pain, and the therapist will work to release the tightness and tension accumulated in those areas. Some other benefits of a deep tissue massage include stress relief, reduced pain, lower blood pressure, and heart rate, increased blood flow to affected areas, increased mobility due to broken-up scar tissue, reduced arthritis symptoms, and rehabilitated muscle injuries.
Massage therapists use lymphatic massages to reduce water retention and inflammation within the body. This could be caused by several different things, such as high sodium diets or aggravated joints. The massage will push the fluid close to lymph nodes which causes the body to flush the build-up of fluid and toxins in the body that are then naturally eliminated. This is a non-invasive and medication-free way to minimize swelling and water retention.
Depending on the current emotional state of the client and the desired end state, the massage therapist will blend aromas into the massage to help relax the client and nourish the body and mind. This type of massage targets relaxation, pain management, and mood.
Most everyone can benefit from massage therapy, especially those who are prone to tension and pain as a result of anxiety and stress or injury. When you meet with one of our Delray Beach massage therapy professionals, you can provide specific requests of which areas of the body to focus on and what level of intensity you prefer. Our therapists are trained to assess problem areas and determine the best methods and pressures to use to relax and heal you without discomfort or further injury.