_I2A5419It is our expertise and privilege to provide you with a rejuvenating therapeutic massage conveniently at The Physical Therapy Effect. Massage has been consideredmedicinal, since the mid-1800s.  The purpose of massage is to facilitate blood circulation to aid in the healing process, increase muscle activity, and promote motor-neuron excitability. Targeted areas may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin, joints, lymphatic vessels, organs of the gastrointestinal systems, and other connective tissues. Several massage modalities we may administer include Swedish massage, medical massage, myotherapy, structural integration, myofascial release, lymphatic drainage, and sports massage.  Each modality has a specific technique and protocol:

  • Swedish massage manipulates the superficial and deeper layers of the muscle and connective tissue.

  • Medical massage is outcome-based massage, specific to a patient’s diagnosis.  It is appropriate for acute or chronic pain.

  • Structural integration is the re-education of your connective tissue (specifically fascia) to allow body segments to shift to a more balanced position.

  • Myotherapy focuses on assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain.  Myotherapist incorporates trigger point therapy, stretching, postural advice, exercise advice, and use thermal (hot/cold), and electro-mechanical therapies; e.g. ultrasound, TENS, as necessary.

  • Myofascial release may be introduced in two ways.

    1. The direct myofascial release is a technique where the therapist moves slowly through the layers of the fascia until the deep tissues are reached.

    2. The indirect myofascial release involves a gentle stretch, with a few grams of pressure, which allows facsia to ‘unwind’ itself.

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  • Lymphatic drainage massage is a gentle pressure massage which is intended to promote the natural drainage of the lymph from the tissue.

  • Sports massage and stretching involves deep compressions and manual stretching to improve range of motion and prevent injury.  Multiple modalities may be combined to ensure the guest may experience the physical and mental benefits of a therapeutic massage.

PRE/PERI-NATAL MASSAGE

75-minute mommy-to-be massage by a certified pre/pre-natal massage therapist. Experience a nurturing touch to promote relaxation, relieve dysfunctions such as edema and aid in reducing common pregnancy pain, especially in the back, pelvis, and neck. Treatments are tailored to your needs and trimester.

Available Massage Lengths:

  • 60 Minutes
  • 90 Minutes
  • 75 Minutes (Pre/Peri-Natal Massage Only)
  • 120 Minutes