Massage Therapy, Sports Massages, Therapeutic Massages Available At Mossell Holistic
The Importance of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is an effective treatment that helps restore patient circulation, improve range of motion, reduce muscle stiffness and speed the healing process. The restorative, relaxing effects of massage therapy can benefit patients experiencing a variety of painful conditions and injuries, from whiplash to depression. Receiving massage therapy in combination with spinal adjustment and other chiropractic techniques can help improve the overall health of the patient, and can prevent future injuries. At Mossell Holistic, we offer massage therapy to soothe patients in their mind, body and spirit.
This full body relaxation massage uses long gliding strokes as well as deep kneading and stretching techniques. Swedish massage has long been hailed as an effective means for treating depression and anxiety disorders. During cold and flu season, Swedish massage can reduce toxins in the body and boost the immune system. Swedish massage also helps patients manage chronic pain.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage specifically targets knots in the muscles. This technique is effective for releasing muscle tension which patients may experience as a result of stress or injury. Deep tissue massage focuses on treatment of the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia, to help patients overcome conditions like high blood pressure, stress and anxiety and pain from arthritis.
Treatment massage reduces pain and improves mobility. By combining a variety of techniques including trigger point therapy, myofascial release, stretching, neuromuscular re-education, structural integration and traditional massage strokes, treatment massage gives patients a well-rounded experience.
Treatment massage can help patients make a quick recovery after an accident occurs. This technique is commonly used to treat patients who experience personal injury, whiplash, occupational injury and other conditions.
Sports massage is primarily preventative. This type of treatment is frequently administered to athletes before competitions, during playing seasons and after competitive events. Sports massage is effective for enhancing flexibility and is therefore used in pre-event preparation. This type of massage can also improve endurance and reduce recovery time after an injury occurs.
Athletes training to reach maximum performance often seek sports massage whether they’re injured or not, and in fact, this type of massage is used on professional athletes as well as non-professional competitors.
Massage therapy is helpful for patients young and old. At Mossell Holistic we administer massage therapy to our patients to improve their comfort and quality of life. To find out what type of massage is right for your needs, make an appointment with us today.
What Massage Can Do For You
Massage can enhance your vitality and sense of well-being. Massage has been shown to…
- Reduce the development of muscular patterning*
- Improve posture and re-balance your body/mind*
- Relieve pain in your muscles and joints*
- Ease constipation, gas and heartburn*
- Promote general relaxation*
- Stimulate intestinal movement*
- Eliminate excess fluid retention*
*Individual results may vary
Frequently Asked Questions
Where Will My Massage Take Place?
Your massage will take place in a quiet, warm and comfortable room. Soft lighting may be used to create a relaxing atmosphere. You’ll lie on a soft, comfortable table. Music may be played softly in the background to aid in the relaxation process of your mind and nervous system.
What Should I Wear to the Massage Appointment?
Comfortable clothing is recommended, however therapeutic massage is typically performed with the client unclothed. You will be appropriately draped at all times. Most people undress completely, while some leave some clothing on such as underwear. You decide what level of comfort is right for you. Your privacy is respected at all times.
What Parts of My Body Will Be Massaged?
You and the therapist will discuss the desired outcome. A typical full body massage session will include work on your back, arms, legs, head, neck and shoulders. You will not be touched on or near your genitals or breasts.
Will a Lubricant Be Used?
A light oil or lotion will be used to reduce excessive friction to the skin and allow smoother, deeper strokes. The lubricants used also help to hydrate the skin. If you are allergic to certain oils or scents, just tell the therapist.
What Will The Massage Feel Like?
It depends on the techniques used. Your massage session may start with broad flowing strokes to begin the relaxation process. Pressure will be gradually increased to relax specific areas and release tight muscle bands. Deep tissue massage or trigger point therapies will require deeper pressure and more intensive techniques. It’s important that the pressure always be within your comfort level. Should you wish to receive less or more pressure at anytime, tell your therapist.
Will I Be Sore as a Result of the Massage?
Occasionally, some people may be sore/tender in places the next day, depending on the type of massage and degree of pressure they received. It’s important to communicate with your therapist if the pressure is uncomfortable at any time. Drinking additional fluids following your massage may reduce these symptoms. These symptoms will usually subside by the following day.