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Therapeutic Medical Massage

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.

After a work day, do you ever feel tension in between your shoulder blades from sitting hunched over all day? If you do, you probably wish you could have a massage at that very moment. However, sometimes it isn’t feasible to pay for a massage at multiple points in a week. That’s where mini massages come into play. These types of massages tend to be quicker than massages you’d get a massage therapist’s office, they will do the trick until you can see your massage therapist. Follow these quick massage tips to feel better in between appointments.

Easy Headache Massage

Do you often get headaches? You probably know lots of headache cures to help you feel better if that’s the case. Sometimes, a massage may help decrease your headache symptoms. For this massage, you just need your hands.

This massage is similar to the scalp massage you get when you cut your hair at a salon. To start, draw circles with your fingers at your temple. Gradually move your fingers up while continuing the circular motion. As you move closer to your scalp, increase the size of the circles and pressure you press on your face.

Easy Neck Massage

Many people experience neck pain for a variety of reasons. For most people, they experience neck pain because of how they sit during the work day. To ease that uncomfortableness, you just need your hands.

To start, press your fingers against the spot where your neck and shoulders meet. Next, apply pressure in that spot. The pressure helps relax the muscles in the area. Then, you’ll want to roll your shoulders backwards and forwards to relax them as well. Finally, repeat both steps a few times to make sure your neck muscles are completely relaxed.

Easy Shoulder Massage

Typically, if your neck hurts, there’s a chance your shoulders also hurt. If that’s the case, we have an easy shoulder massage for you that you don’t need fancy equipment to do.

First, put your right hand over your right shoulder. Squeeze the shoulder three times and roll your fingers from the shoulder to the base of your neck. Remember to do the same for your left shoulder using your left hand. Depending on how sore your shoulders are, you may need to complete the massage a couple of times.

Easy Hand Massage

Your hands also need attention, especially with constant typing and texting. To start, hold one of your hands with the other like you’re taking a pulse. Apply small amounts of pressure as you move up your hand and wrist. Pay attention to each finger and the palm of your hand for maximum relaxation. And remember once you’ve done one hand, do the same for the other hand.

These quick massage tips will help you feel better between appointments. If you’re looking for a way to help relax overall, turn to Therapeutic Medical Massage. In addition to offering massages designed to help certain ailments, we also offer relaxation massages. Contact Aruna now to schedule your appointment.