Few people realize the importance of massage therapy to a person’s recovery. Massage therapy can be a critical component of reducing pain, coping with stress, and improving your physical and mental well-being.
At Next Level Physical Therapy & Athletic Performance, we focus on the whole body, not just a specific injury or source of pain. In most cases, it is several factors that may be holding you back from achieving the next level in your sport or everyday life.
With a fully trained and licensed massage therapist on staff, we can ensure that patients receive the care that they need to improve their overall health and live pain-free. Schedule a massage at our Santa Clarita studio today by calling (661) 383-9828.
Massage therapy can be used to treat a wide range of conditions. It has been used for health purposes for thousands of years and is considered an important part of a person’s recovery if they are injured or in pain.
A massage therapist uses several techniques to manipulate the soft tissue in a person’s body. Depending on the type of massage, the method may include using fluctuating degrees of pressure, varying movements, and different strokes to improve blood flow, reduce pain, and leave you more relaxed.
Massage therapy offers a number of essential health benefits. It is often considered a necessary part of integrative medicine that takes a whole-body approach to wellness.
Benefits of massage therapy may include:
Working with a licensed massage therapist can help you improve your health and achieve your fitness goals. Whether you are aiming to take your recovery to the next level or simply improve your quality of life, massage therapy can help.
At Next Level Physical Therapy & Athletic Performance, our licensed massage therapists offer several types of massage. Each is specifically tailored to meet the needs of the patient.
Deep tissue massage generally uses slow strokes and sustained pressure to get deep into the muscles and release tension. It is often used for athletes who have sustained an injury, individuals with chronic muscle pain, or people who suffer from severe tightness.
The slow, deep strokes used in deep tissue massage are ideal for breaking up painful scar tissue and for reducing inflammation or tension in the muscles. It may also improve blood flow and circulation.
A Swedish massage is one of the most popular types of full body massage and is usually gentler compared to a deep tissue massage. Strokes may be lighter with less pressure. Swedish massages are excellent for relaxation and stress reduction.
A Swedish massage from a licensed therapist can help you feel more energized and may involve several movements, including long strokes, circular motions, kneading, and tapping.
The DORN technique of massage therapy involves a gentle spinal massage that is ideal for individuals with back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders. A combination of firm strokes and oil is used along the back to stretch and align the spine. The ART/DORN technique is relaxing, energizing, and used to relieve pain and stress in the back.
Athletes who are hoping to relieve muscle tension or treat a specific injury may seek a sports massage. A sports massage uses many of the same strategies implemented in deep tissue massage but may target a particular problem area. Sports massage can be used as a preventive measure or to recover from an injury.
Almost anyone can benefit from a massage. Whether you are in pain, recovering from an injury, have soreness or tightness, or struggling with fatigue, a massage may help. It is important to discuss your health concerns with your massage therapist so that a wellness plan can be customized to meet your specific goals.
Massage may be helpful to relieve stress, nerve pain, muscle tension and tightness, joint pain, headaches, and more. In addition, massage can help you feel more energized while lowering your heart rate and blood pressure.
Contact our Santa Clarita studio to schedule an appointment with our fully licensed and trained massage therapist. Let us help you meet your goals with a customized health and wellness plan. We work with all ages and all fitness levels.
Find out more about the benefits of massage therapy and our whole-body approach to recovery by calling our office at (661) 383-9828. We proudly serve patients throughout Santa Clarita Valley. Schedule your appointment now and take your recovery to the next level.