At Physical Therapy & Injury Specialists (PTIS), we have found therapeutic massage to be a beneficial rehabilitation tool for our patients. Talk to your physical therapist to determine which massage treatment is best for you.
Types of Massage Available
SWEDISH MASSAGE: A good introduction to massage therapy – helps to increase circulation, reduce muscle tensions, and decrease overall stress by relaxing the body’s nervous system.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE: Addresses the deeper layers of muscle and the “knots” that develop in tissue causing stress, tension, and postural distortion. Deep tissue works to soften and lengthen shortened, hardened muscle tissue.
NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY: Also known as “trigger point” therapy. Trigger points are focal points of hypersensitivity in tissue that generate pain. NMT works to identify and eliminate trigger points that cause dysfunction in the body.
THAI YOGA MASSAGE: Think the ebb and flow of the ocean as you are gently rocked, massaged and stretched in various yoga poses. Herbal compresses are applied to tight muscles to help move you through the stretches while calming and clearing the mind. Thai massage is a combination of yoga assisted stretching, shiatsu and massage. The treatment is adjusted to the level of your flexibility. You remain completely clothed for this treatment and should bring/wear yoga type pants or thin sweats and a loose t-shirt.
Who Can Benefit from Massage Therapy?
If you suffer from any of the following, you may benefit from therapeutic massage:
- Chronic muscle or joint pain
- Recurring symptoms that are precipitated or accompany muscle tightness
- Tight muscles that limit joint mobility
- Chronically fatigued muscles
- Low energy level, especially when accompanied by muscle aches or pains
- Recent muscle injury that generates pain or dysfunction in other areas not involved in the injury
- Chronic stress
What Conditions Can Be Helped By Massage Therapy?
- Chronic and Acute Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Post Operative Rehabilitation
- Headaches, particularly when due to muscle tension
- Myofascial pain
Will Insurance Cover Massage?
Benefits for massage therapy depends on your individual policy. It is best to call your insurance company to find out if massage therapy is covered.
Affordable pricing for 90, 60, 45 & 30 minutes. Discounted Packages available.