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Therapeutic Medical 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.

At Therapeutic Medical Massage, we have different ways to take your massage to the next level. One of the ways we can take your massage to the next level is through a massage with aromatherapy. When we use aromatherapy in conjunction with a massage, it may help additional side effects you’re dealing with. Many people wonder when is the right time to use aromatherapy. If you’re looking for a brief introduce to aromatherapy and essential oils, a massage is the right time to experiment with them.

How It Works

When combined with your massage, aromatherapy is designed to enhance your massage through the use of essential oils. Different types of essential oils work to calm or ease different things, so it’s important to discuss your goals with Aruna at the start of each appointment. Typically, Aruna uses essential oils on your skin during the massage. Your body naturally absorbs the essential oils and they work to calm you or help to provide relief from something you currently feel. Some people worry about the potency of essential oils, but the ones Aruna uses are diluted so they won't cause any harm to you or your bodily systems. Different types of essential oils exist, but some of the more common ones include peppermint, tea tree oil, lavender, jasmine, and rosemary.

As a Complementary Therapy

Many times, the use of essential oils through aromatherapy works as a complementary treatment to anything your doctor prescribes. However, if your doctor prescribes any type of medication, you should bring that up during a pre-appointment discussion with Aruna. Sometimes, the essential oils may counteract what prescribed medications do. That’s why it’s important to note all types of medicine, supplements, and herbs you use regularly on any forms you fill out so nothing bad happens to you.

Other times, you may not be getting a massage for a specific ailment. Instead, you may want to use a massage as a time to relax. Using aromatherapy during your massage is one of the ways to help induce extra relaxation during a Swedish massage.

Risks of Essential Oils

Some people are allergic to different types of essential oils. If you do have an allergy, make sure Aruna knows that so she doesn’t use something you’re allergic to. It’s important to note that people develop allergies at all points in their life, so regularly make sure you aren’t allergic to any of the essential oils used during aromatherapy.

Additionally, you should never consume essential oils orally unless told by a doctor. Some of the essential oils may cause kidney or liver damage when consumed orally.

Aromatherapy and essential oils have been around for thousands of years. If you’re looking for a way to maximize your massage results, occasionally using aromatherapy or essential oils may help. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, Aruna uses different techniques for optimal massage results. For some, that may include the use of essential oils or aromatherapy. If you’re interested in how aromatherapy can help during your massage, contact the office now.

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.

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