Massage Therapy Options
If you have a hectic lifestyle, you know that being constantly on-the-go is just part of the routine. However, taking the time for massage therapy in Leland & Shallotte can be a useful tool that can help you continue performing at your very best. This is due to the fact that a massage can do more than clear your conscience and ease your muscles. Massage Therapy in Leland or Shallotte can keep your body in tip-top shape to help you - be you!
When your body is dealing with pain, it can be tough to deal with even the most routine errands. A massage can help you overcome these aches and pains by restoring the blood passages to your back, giving those muscles a quick pick me up in the form of oxygen. The result is the all-natural painkiller, endorphins, being released by your brain to bring you back to life.
ADVANTAGES OF MASSAGE THERAPY
The advantages of massage therapy are heralded and known across the world. It has been well-documented that massage can treat a large number of symptoms. Just a couple of the advantages that massage therapy can afford an individual include, extremity pain relief, improved blood flow, improved mood, and reduced physical and mental pressure. Massage therapy is also excellent at eliminating the body of toxins. All of the advantages of massage therapy combine to result in an all-natural treatment that can help a person’s body perform at its very best in all dimensions of health.
MASSAGE THERAPY AND CHIROPRACTIC CARE
Chiropractic and massage are similar in that they both utilize the careful application of physical force on an individual's body in order to activate the body’s healing response. Once these treatments are complete, the body tends to undergo a restoration and any aches and pains are diminished and life becomes increasingly pain-free.
It is not necessary to choose between massage therapy and chiropractic since both are excellent treatments that complement each other well. There are many individuals living healthier lifestyles that serve as proof of the healing properties of these treatments.
The reason why massage therapy and chiropractic care work well together is because:
- Massage prolongs the effects of a chiropractic adjustment
- Chiropractic adjustments make it easier for a massage to affect the body
- Improved flexibility between the two treatments ensure the full benefits of said treatments are realized
This is a customized massage that cares for the whole body with various cooling and warming products to allow for maximize treatment of deep muscle pain.
The massage combines a warm towel compression, warming ointment, cooling gel, and a massage therapist. The warm towel compression is to increase blood flow to relax the muscles. The warming ointment gives a calming, warming sensation but also assists the therapist buy allowing them to work with the deeper muscles without creating discomfort from the friction. The cooling gel is used to release tension, aid in pain relief and energize your muscles.
There are three different areas to choose from: legs & feet, back & neck, or hands & arms.
Legs and feet are suggested if you have participated in an intense physical activity and overworked the muscles. It can also provide pain relief from plantar fasciitis and injuries to the knees or ankles.
Back and neck is suggested if you suffer from persistent neck and back pain. It is highly recommended to receive chiropractic adjustments in conjunction to this treatment to maximize your body’s healing. Pain can be caused by overwork, stress or physical activity.
Hands and arms is recommended following intense activity or a sporting event. This type of therapy can also provide pain relief caused by carpal tunnel, tennis elbow and shoulder pain.
The Myofascial Release technique is a therapeutic approach using gentle pressure into the facial system for the relief of many different conditions.
Some of the conditions treated are:
- cervical pain
- back pain
- neurological dysfunction
- restriction of motion
- chronic pain
- and more!
Give us a call today and see how the massage therapists at Coastal Integrative Health can help you get back to living your best life!
A small muscular nod, or specifically a trigger point, can be responsible for pain in parts of the body that are quite some distance from where the nodule is itself. It is common for a trigger point in the low to mid back to radiate pain and discomfort-into the shoulders and neck. This neck and shoulder pain is likely to cause pain in the head that can be a dull ache or a sharp, intense pain.
UNDERSTANDING TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
This particular kind of therapy is designed to work on the nodule directly. There is specific, controlled pressure that is applied to the trigger point. After a few seconds of pressure, it is released. During this type of massage, the patient participates and communicates by identified areas of discomfort as well as having controlled, deep breathing.
By relieving the trigger points in a muscle, it is allowing the muscle knot to loosen. Patients often experience immediate relief following one treatment. Regularly scheduled trigger point therapy can give you the benefits of pain management from stress, injury, etc.
There is not one athlete that sports massages are directed towards. This type of massage benefits anyone from an occasional jogger to a professional athlete. This is because sports massage therapy is tailored to the sport and the athlete. During a sports massage, the therapist at Coastal Integrative Health focuses on parts of the body that are repetitively stressed and overworked.
It is common to use sports massage as a part of an athlete’s regular training schedule. In order to prepare for an event, sports massage therapy is likely to be used as well as a means to minimize the amount of time need to recover from a maximum performance. Along with chiropractic adjustments, sports massage can increase flexibility and endurance. Athletes also can expect less fatigue. A substantial benefit for athletes that combine chiropractic adjustments and sports massage therapy is decreased likelihood of injury and maximum physical potential.
A primary benefit of combining these treatments is treating both the body’s musculature and structure. A study found that performing a single 45-second massage increases range of motion while another study found by receiving massages before or after a performance reduces the amount of muscular soreness the athlete feels.
When most people think of massage therapy, what they imagine is Swedish massage therapy. It is the most common type of therapy and the best-known therapy that is done today. Swedish massage relaxes and treats the entire body through gentle rubbing along the muscle fibers in long stokes towards the heart. This is because, not only does a Swedish massage help with relaxation, but it has substantial physiological benefits. These benefits include decreasing toxicity in the muscles, improving oxygen level in blood and circulation.
A study on Swedish massage therapy was performed using volunteers. All of the volunteers received 50-minute massages. Following the massage, all the volunteers showed lowered cortisol levels. Cortisol is the hormone that is responsible for stress. Also, they found lower levels of a hormone called arginine vasopressin which is a hormone that can lead to high cortisol levels. The benefits didn’t stop there though. It was also found that the number of white blood cells, immune system cells, was increased which leads to a stronger immune system.
There is more than one type of technique used in Swedish massage. There are various hand movements that include circular pressure or kneading. Some massage therapists also use tapping or stretching motions. It’s very important that during and even before your massage that you're communicative with your massage therapist to improve your overall experience.
- 60 min Swedish Massage – $70
- 90 min Swedish Massage – $100
- 60 min Deep Tissue Massage – $90
- 60 min Prenatal Massage – $75
- 30 min Head, Neck, Back & Shoulder Massage – $45
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Tips – if you wish to tip your massage therapist which is recommended, we ask that you do so with cash or a separate check. We cannot add a tip to the credit card.
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