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Therapeutic Medical Massage

Many people think that massages are just for relaxation. However, there are many types of medical massages. For example, there are massages for pain relief. There are also massages for relaxation, sports, or pregnancy. With so many different massage types, it is hard to know which massage is the best for you. One of the greatest ways to help with choosing your medical massage is to learn about the many types.

The following are some of the main types of massages that we offer:

Massages for Pain Control

Here at Therapeutic Medical Massage, our massage specialist utilizes targeted medical massage techniques including SRT, PNMT, TMJ and deep tissue massage. These massages have been clinically shown to reduce pain and promote healing from complications of many disease conditions.

Spinal reflex therapy (SRT) is a procedure that addresses nerve, muscle, and skeletal pain. TMJ is a massage around the jaw muscles that helps improve the range of motion of joints so that you can bite through your favorite foods. This massage also reduces stress on the jaw muscles. Lastly, it relieves chronic or acute pain around jaw muscles, and pain from headaches caused by the jaw muscles.

Relaxation Massage

A relaxation massage is a whole-body hands-on treatment that uses kneading, long relaxing strokes, and tapping to help you relax.  Aruna brings the ancient techniques to Ohio with a variety of massage for relaxation options, including bamboo fusion massage, heated stone therapy, aromatherapy, and the better-known Swedish massage.

Pregnancy Massage

Using various techniques specifically for the new mother, the pregnancy massage helps reduce discomforts experienced throughout pregnancy such as pain in the lower back muscles, pelvis or hips from postural and functional changes.

Chair Massage

Receiving a chair massage relaxes the tight, shortened muscles by bringing oxygen back into those muscles and promoting a sense of well-being. In turn, this makes people more productive at work. It also increases the flow of energy and reduces problems like carpal tunnel.

Ashiatsu-Barefoot Massage

Ashiatsu-barefoot massage is an adaptation of an Asian massage treatment called “Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy”. “Ashi” means feet and “Atsu” means pressure. The therapist cleanses their feet before starting the session. It is a massage performed smoothly with the therapist’s feet as overhead parallel wooden bars provide balance as they work.

Overall, there are many types of massages that one can receive. Investing in a medical massage is an excellent way to reduce the amount of stress that you have in your everyday life, and it also helps reduce everyday aches and pains. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, there are many different types of medical massage that can help you feel better. Whether you’re looking for ways to relax, reduce pain, or improve your posture, medical massage can help. Interested in medical massage? Call the office to schedule your appointment.

How does sound healing work? Sound healing works differently depending on the person who is having a sound healing session. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, Aruna specializes in sound healing therapy and starts each massage session with an abridged version of sound healing. Additionally, you can have a sound healing session in an individual setting or a group setting. Wondering how sound healing works? Read on to learn more.

What is Sound Healing?

Sound healing is a natural therapy that helps to lower stress and anxiety. It uses different tools (more on them below) to generate sounds, vibrations, and frequencies that help your brain, and by extension the rest of your body, re-set and de-stress.

It has a number of different names, including:

  • Music therapy
  • Vibrational therapy
  • Sound bathing
  • Sound meditation

Whether you have a sound healing therapy session in-person or through guided meditation, it can help re-set your energies and help you feel better overall. As mentioned above, Aruna performs individual and group sound healing therapy sessions.

What Tools are Used During Sessions?

During a sound healing session, Aruna will use different tools to make the sounds, frequencies, and vibrations. Whether the tools are used individually or to enhance the sound healing experience, they will ultimately help you feel better.

Some of the tools Aruna may use during a session include:

  • Tibetan singing bowls
  • Bamboo sticks
  • Tuning forks
  • Recorded sounds from nature

As the different sounds are played during your session, all you need to do is relax. The sounds will work with your brain to help you relax and reduce your feelings of stress and anxiety.

How Does Sound Healing Help Me?

Sound healing is known for reducing stress and anxiety for people who participate in the different sessions. The sounds, frequencies, and pitches you hear during the session help your brain relax. As your brain relaxes, it can start to produce less of specific hormones, especially cortisol, which is known as the stress hormone. The less cortisol in your body, the more relaxed you feel. Additionally, sound healing can help break through certain energy blockages you may experience, helping you feel more like your true self.

Is Sound Healing the Same for Everyone?

While everyone can participate in a sound healing session, each person will have an individualized experience during the session. For instance, if you take part in a group sound healing session, some people will hear higher frequencies while others hear lower frequencies. There’s no right or wrong way to hear the frequencies. Instead, your brain will focus on the different frequencies depending on what it needs to hear to lessen stress and anxiety. Additionally, you’ll hear different pitches and frequencies depending on the way Aruna holds the bowls in her hands.

How does sound healing work? If you’ve felt stressed or anxious, sound healing therapy can help. Whether you want an individual session or a session with a few friends, Aruna can create a session just for you. Interested in sound healing therapy or medical massage therapy? Aruna is here to help with both. Schedule your appointment today.

When people think of massages, they think each of them are the same. However, there are two main types of massage: relaxation massages and medical massages. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, Aruna offers both main types of massage. If you’re considering a massage, you may be wondering if a medical massage or a relaxation massage is right for you. By learning about medical massage differences and relaxation massage differences, you’ll know what the right massage is for you to help you feel better and relax.

What is a Relaxation Massage?

A relaxation massage is designed to help you feel more relaxed and have less stress and anxiety in your life. These are fairly standard massages, so they won’t be tailored to fit what you’re looking for. However, they are excellent at helping you and your body relax and live a life with less stress.

The relaxation massage types offered at Therapeutic Medical Massage include:

Additionally, many of the massage types listed above can be combined with holistic aromatherapy, which can help increase the feeling of relaxation and additionally can help to reduce the stress and anxiety in your life.

What is a Medical Massage?

On the other hand, a medical massage is specifically designed to treat or alleviate a specific ailment and help you feel better. While the massage types all have general ways to help you feel better, Aruna will tailor the massage during your appointment, so it helps you feel better overall. Aruna specializes in medical massages and likes to see her patients start to feel better through regular medical massages.

Some of the popular medical massage types include:

  • Spinal reflex therapy
  • Cupping therapy
  • Lymphatic drainage massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Sports massage
  • MPS therapy

For each medical massage appointment, you’ll spend the first part of your appointment going over symptoms you currently feel. This will help Aruna determine the best massage for your appointment.

When is One Better Than the Other?

There’s no set time that says when you should have a relaxation massage instead of a medical massage. You want to have one over the other depending on what’s going on in your life. For example, if you feel stressed and it’s affecting your life, you may want to schedule a relaxation massage appointment. Similarly, if you have lower back pain that affects your day-to-day life, you may want to turn to cupping therapy, a type of medical massage therapy that reduces pain.

Whether you want to use your massage to relax or resolve a specific problem, a massage is a great way to help you feel better overall. By learning the medical massage differences and relaxation massage differences, you can become more knowledgeable and choose the best massage type for you. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, Aruna will work with you to choose the right massage for you based on what you currently feel. Whether you need a relaxation massage or a medical massage, Aruna is here to help. Schedule your massage appointment today.

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