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Types of Rehab Massage

Sometimes, even to the most careful people, accidents happen. If something happens to you that required surgery, you may have a long road of recovery ahead. Depending on the type of surgery, a massage may help in your recovery. Or, if you or someone close to you is an athlete and they get injured, they may think they can’t compete anymore. However, with Therapeutic Medical Massage’s sports and rehab massage, you can get a complementary massage service to any prescribed physical therapy ordered by your doctor.

Sports Massage

Even if you haven’t received an injury from a sporting event, you may benefit from a sports massage. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, Aruna performs two different types of sports massages: a pre-sports massage and a post-sports massage. These massages work great for athletes, even if they haven’t had an injury before.

A pre-sports massage happens before a sporting event takes place. During this type of massage, Aruna uses quick touches to wake up the muscles. This helps them activate for a better performance during the event.

A post-sports massage happens after a sporting event. Unlike a pre-sport massage’s quick strokes to wake up the muscles, this type of massage uses slower strokes to aid in recovery.

Kinesiology Tape

At Therapeutic Medical Massage, Aruna has the ability to use K-tape on people. K-tape helps hold muscles in place to reduce the amount of discomfort you feel while helping to correct future muscle issues. RockTape, the kind that Aruna uses, can stay on the body for up to seven days. K-tape helps with a variety of muscle problems, including rotator cuff injuries, shin splints, and injuries resulting from sports injuries and other types of injuries.

Rehab Massage

Meanwhile, a rehab massage may help you if you were injured from other sources than athletics. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, Aruna helps people who have recently had surgery so long as it’s approved by their doctor. Many different types of injuries can be treated with the help of a rehab massage when combined with traditional therapies. Remember, always follow what your doctor says regarding therapies done in conjunction with what they prescribe. Doing too much may cause further injury.

Benefits of a Rehab Massage

One of the benefits of a rehab massage is increased circulation. When your body has poor circulation, it’s harder for blood and oxygen to reach certain areas of your body. But, during a massage, your body’s circulation naturally increases, allowing blood and oxygen to reach those places again.

Another benefit is a shortened recovery time. No one likes to sit around while they try to recover, especially people who live an active lifestyle. When allowed by your doctor, a rehab massage may reduce your recovery time, helping you get back to normal faster.

When it comes to your healing, you want it done right. By following all of your doctor’s orders, you help to do that. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, we work in conjunction with any physical therapy you have to rehabilitate yourself. Whether you’re looking for a sports massage or a specific type of rehab massage, Aruna can help. For more information, give us a call now.