Did you know that there are more than 80 types of massage therapy? This treatment isn’t just for spa days either; massage therapy is capable of improving circulation, reducing swelling, and relieving pain. At Reddy-Care Physical & Occupational Therapy in Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties, New York, the physical and occupational therapists proudly offer a wide variety of massage therapy techniques. To request your consultation, call the office nearest you or click the online booking tool today.
Massage therapy is an ancient therapeutic technique that’s been practiced for thousands of years. There is an array of massage techniques, but the goal of treatment is always to reduce pain and improve mobility by pressing, rubbing, and manipulating your muscles and soft tissues.
There’s also evidence to suggest massage therapy can speed up your body’s natural healing processes, address certain health conditions, and promote general wellness. If you’ve tried various forms of treatment to relieve pain but still can’t find adequate relief, massage therapy is worth looking into.
Each type of massage therapy presents its own series of benefits. Some massage techniques use long, smooth strokes while others use short, percussive strokes. The type of massage therapy you’ll most benefit from depends on your individual health history, the symptoms you’re experiencing, and your goals for treatment.
Following a discussion of your symptoms and a review of your medical history, your Reddy-Care Physical & Occupational Therapy provider develops a massage therapy treatment plan that aligns with your unique needs. This might include a series of massage appointments using one technique or a series of appointments using a variety of techniques.
The team at Reddy-Care Physical & Occupational Therapy offers a comprehensive suite of massage therapy techniques, including:
Swedish massage involves your provider making soft, long, kneading strokes along with the topmost layer of your muscles. Your provider also carefully moves and manipulates your joints to encourage circulation. Swedish massage can help you relax or relieve pain. In some cases, it’s also used to promote energy.
Deep tissue massage works to address painful trigger points or other stiff parts of your body. During deep tissue massage, your massage therapist makes a series of slow, deliberate strokes that place targeted pressure on your muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues deep beneath your skin.
Sports massage is a type of massage therapy focused on addressing sports-related injuries and pain. Your physical therapist might also recommend sports massage if you have an upcoming event such as a race or game. Sports massage works to promote flexibility and prevent injuries.
If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of massage therapy, call the office nearest you, or click the online booking tool to make an appointment at Reddy-Care Physical & Occupational Therapy today.