Massage therapy is a highly effective treatment method for patients experiencing pain from car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents or sports injuries.
In fact, therapeutic massage can help with a myriad of injuries and chronic conditions that are not limited to the back or neck. In addition to these practical benefits, this treatment approach is a pleasant, highly relaxing experience.
Located in Midvale, Utah, Mountain View Physical Therapy is proud to offer our clients a variety of therapeutic massage treatments.
Types of Massage Therapy
Therapeutic massage has been recognized for its health benefits for centuries. Today, we have many specific types of manipulation therapy that can be used to treat different types of chronic conditions and pain.
This treatment protocol involves the systematic pressing, rubbing, smoothing and manipulating of soft tissue (skin, muscle, tendons, ligaments). Therapists may use one specific modality or combine techniques to provide the best results for each patient.
The basic types of manipulation used in these therapeutic treatments are:
- Swedish — a gentle technique used for relaxation
- Trigger Point — a technique that focuses on relaxing specific muscle fibers
- Sports — similar to the Swedish technique, used to help treat and prevent sports injuries
- Deep Tissue — this more intense technique works on deeper layers of muscle and soft tissue, typically to address damage from an injury
Benefits of Therapeutic Massage
Massage therapy provides a wealth of proven benefits, in addition to its ability to help decrease musculoskeletal pain.
Therapeutic massage increases circulation, reduces toxins in the body and produces an overall sense of well-being. Massage softens connective tissue and relaxes the muscles, increasing mobility and flexibility.
In fact, the Mayo Clinic reports that massage therapy has been demonstrated to be effective for anxiety, insomnia, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, headaches, soft tissue strains and sports injuries.
By breaking the cycle between tension and pain, manipulation therapy is a pleasant and highly effective way of improving your overall physical and emotional health.
Is Massage Therapy Right for You?
Although the majority of patients will benefit significantly from therapeutic massage treatments, a few conditions limit your ability to undergo manipulation therapy.
If you have a bleeding disorder, blood clots or take blood-thinning medication, avoid massage unless you clear it with your doctor. Massage may also be off-limits if you have a bone fracture, osteoporosis or another type of bone disease.
For anyone who has suffered an accident or sports injury, or who suffers from a chronic condition related to the musculoskeletal system, these treatments can provide significant relief from pain and restricted mobility.
Contact Mountain View Physical Therapy today to learn more. We are located in Midvale, Utah, but we serve patients throughout the Salt Lake City area and northern Utah. Call today to schedule your appointment for massage therapy.