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Therapeutic Medical Massage

For an active teenager, the worst thing for them is a sports injury. No two sports injuries are the same, so their treatment plans shouldn’t be the same either. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, we focus on assessing the sports injury and providing techniques to make the issue doesn’t recur. Aruna has worked with countless athletes in the area to get them back to their pre-injury level. With rehab and sports injury massage, Aruna aims to help athletes learn new techniques to warm up and recover after events.

Pre-Sports Massage

Any athlete knows that stretching is a crucial part of a warm-up. By taking the time to warm up the muscles, they are less likely to straining or pulling during exercise. A pre-sports massage can take that one additional step further. A pre-sports massage is done before physical activity starts. The massage consists of short, invigorating strokes to warm up the muscles more. Additionally, Aruna uses positive reinforcement to help athletes prepare for the game or meet ahead of them. With her office located right by the Mason City Schools sports complex, it’s easy for athletes to have a quick pre-sports massage.

Post-Sports Massage

Since a pre-sports massage is done before a game or match, a post-sports massage is done afterwards. Once a sports event is done, your muscles are still working on overdrive. The purpose of a post-sports massage is to help the muscles calm down while providing the athlete with the chance to relax. This type of massage features more drawn out movements. The slower movements give muscles the chance to relax while flushing out waste and stimulating the repair and restoration process.

Different Techniques

Aruna uses different massage techniques on different athletes. Each athlete is an individual, so what works for one athlete may not work for another. Additionally, different sports require different massage techniques. What works for one sport may not work for another. As long as the athletes are honest with Aruna about what they want to achieve, it should be an easy and simple process.

Kinesiology Tape

If recurring injury is a common problem, Aruna may suggest using kinesiology tape. This special kind of tape is used after massages and is designed to help your body heal and improve function. K-tape as it’s referred to by many athletes helps with a variety of problems, including pain reduction, reduced recovery time, and improvement in sports performance. Different injuries also benefit from the use of k-tape. The brand Aruna uses is latex-free, meaning it won't trigger an allergic reaction in people, and is able to remain on the body for seven days.

Sports injuries don’t have to be the end of an athletic career. By providing sports injury massage and sports rehab, athletes will be able to return to their sport quicker and with better techniques to avoid a repeat injury. If you’re looking for a certified fitness trainer who can provide massage techniques, turn to Aruna at Therapeutic Medical Massage. Contact her now to get started.

When you’re looking for a massage, you’re looking for something specific. Unfortunately, walking up to a massage therapist and saying you want a massage isn’t going to do much for them or you. There are many different types of massages that exist in the world. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, Aruna specializes in different types of massages designed for healing and relaxation. By knowing the right massage for you ahead of time, you’ll maximize your time and heal faster.

Massage for Relaxation

Everyone needs to find relaxation techniques that work for them. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, we offer massages designed to help you relax. Whether it’s a hot stone massage or a Swedish massage, relaxation is just a phone call away.

Massage for Pain Relief

Maybe you want to relax but are more considered about pain relief. Turn to a pain relief massage to start feeling better. Different massage techniques will target different areas, so it’s important to be upfront during your initial consultation what your health issue is.

Cupping Therapy

Cupping has become an incredibly popular therapy in the last few years. If you’re looking to reduce pain, increase range of motion, cupping therapy may be for you. Many athletes use cupping after an event to recover faster.

Sports and Rehab Massage

Massage before and after sporting events can help prevent injuries. By changing the type of massage to match the setting, athletes are less likely to get injured and are able to heal faster.

Pregnancy Massage

Regardless of the stage of your pregnancy, massage can help. These massages are designed specifically for pregnant women and are designed to alleviate any discomfort you feel.

Lymphatic Massage

Just like how your sinuses get congested, your lymphatic system also gets congested. Aid your body in naturally getting rid of waste with a lymphatic massage. This massage is designed to assist the body in getting rid of waste naturally, helping you feel better overall.

Oncology Massage

If you have cancer, an oncology massage is right for you. Whether you’re looking to ease the pain from radiation burns or are tired of pokes from needles, this massage will ease your body and soul.

Chair Massage

Ready to feel better after sitting hunched over all day? A chair massage does just that by assisting in realigning your body.

Myokinesthetic Massage

Need a total reset on a persisting problem? Turn to myokinesthetic massage. This massage targets a certain area and helps reset it to go back to normal.

Knowing the right massage for you is crucial when it comes time for your appointment. By reading up and researching to find the right massage for you, you’ll have a better appointment overall. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, we take the time to get to know you and figure out why you’re here. By doing this, you’ll find we’re able to pinpoint what is happening with your body and help you resolve it. If you’re ready to schedule your appointment, contact us now.

Not all massages are created equal. Sometimes you need a massage that calms you down. Other times, you need a targeted massage for an injury or medical problem. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, you’ll more likely have an appointment for a massage with some kind of medical need associated with it. Many people are unsure about what a medical massage actually means. Below, you’ll learn about medical massage and some the benefits medical massage provides.

Medical Massage Provides a Pinpoint Massage

When you receive a medical massage, you have some kind of reason you’re getting it done. For instance, women who are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or recently gave birth are likely the ones having a pregnancy massage. Someone who strained a muscle from a sporting event will not be getting a pregnancy massage. That’s one of the perks with a medical massage. Because you’re in the office for a specific medical reason, you’ll receive a medical massage designed to tackle the problem you have. By focusing only on the area and problem you’re facing, you are likely to get a targeted massage that aids in your healing.

Medical Massage Focuses on One Area

When you visit a salon or spa that offers massage, typically they perform one kind of massage. That may be a Swedish massage or a hot stone massage. When you visit a medical massage center, you have a variety of massage types at your disposal to aid in your healing. Sometimes, combining different massage techniques may prove beneficial in helping you get better. However, even if one massage treatment is applied at a time, the overall purpose of the appointment is the same: to help you get better. One of the fringe benefits of medical massage may be relaxation, but that’s not the main reason you’re getting the massage. You want to heal and feel better and that’s one of the reasons you’ve turned to medical massage to help in your healing.

Not All Massage Therapists are Medical Massage Therapists

All massage therapists require certification and training in massage therapy. However, not all massage therapists can be medical massage therapists. Typically, becoming a medical massage therapist requires more training than a regular massage therapist. For instance, Aruna has a massage therapy license in the state of Ohio. She also has training in precision neuromuscular therapy. Additionally, she is certified in nurturing the mother pregnancy massage, ashiatsu-barefoot massage, and many other massage types. To further prove that Aruna is serious about helping people and training others to learn the different techniques that she offers training for others to learn the techniques she uses to help patients regularly.

Medical massage does wonders in helping in pain relief from acute and chronic injuries. If you’re suffering from a medical issue and are looking for alternative pain relief methods, turn to medical massage. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, we help our clients manage their pain while helping them relax. If you’re in need of an alternative pain relief method, contact Aruna at Therapeutic Medical Massage now.