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.
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 Fruitport Chiropractic Center, 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.
Call 231-865-6545 to schedule or for any additional information.