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Massage and Movement

You move constantly throughout the day. You probably don’t think about movement until, for whatever reason, you aren’t able to move anymore. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, Aruna works with you to get to the bottom of whatever caused your inability to move. Movement and massage go hand-in-hand. In fact, some types of massages help to increase your range of motion and flexibility, giving you easier ways to move. Below, we’ll go over some of the basics of movement and massage and discuss the ways that massage helps in your movement.

Establishes What’s Wrong

When Aruna sees you in motion, she’ll be able to better pinpoint an area that causes you pain. It’s just another layer in making sure the area that’s causing you pain receives some kind of relief. Even if movement is incorporated into your massage, it’s still important to be upfront and honest during your pre-appointment discussion and on your patient in-take forms. When it comes to helping you heal, Aruna will use a variety of techniques. Incorporating movement is just another way to help you feel better overall.

Specific Massage Types

To increase your overall movement, some types of massage will work better than others. For instance, a Swedish massage is typically only good as a relaxation massage. You may experience a brief time without pain, but the benefits won't last as long as other types of massages performed on a regular basis.

Deep tissue massage and trigger point massages may help reset any pain you experience throughout the day. Deep tissue massages works to reach deep into your muscles to eliminate pain and improve any mobility issues you may have. A trigger point massage helps to break up knots in your neck, shoulders, and back and reduce the amount of pain you feel.

Increased Range of Motion

Overall, if you have limited movement, you might be looking for ways to increase your range of motion. Massages can help with that. During a massage, your massage therapist works the muscles of the area being massaged. Through the massage, your body naturally increases its blood flow. The increase in blood flow means muscles get blood to them faster, which helps to increase your range of motion. Regularly getting sports massages helps many athletes stay in peak performance during their sporting events.

Improved Flexibility

If you’re an athlete, movement means everything to you. It’s how you compete. Many athletes turn to massage in order to increase their flexibility. Increasing flexibility and increasing range of motion work together to help improve your performance. Again, a pre-sports massage before an event and a post-sports massage after an event will work to improve your performance over time and keep your movements strong.

Movement and massage go hand-in-hand. Some of the better massages may have some kind of movement associated with them. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, Aruna works with you to find the right balance of movement and massage during your massage appointment. Contact the office now to schedule your appointment.