Massage is the manipulation of the body’s muscles and tissues using controlled force, gentle and slow kneading, and assisted instrumentation. Decompression Massage Center tailors treatment plans to the individual’s health needs to help expedite recovery. A medical decompression massage can:
- Bring pain relief
- Relieve stress
- Relieve muscle aches and tension
- Release knotted or cramped muscles
- Improve sleep
- Improve mental/emotional state
- Accelerate injury rehabilitation
- Strengthen the musculoskeletal system
- Release toxins
- Boost the immune system
Trained professionals perform massage therapy in a clinical or hospital setting to find and focus on problem areas. The therapeutic massage involves focused work on the body’s:
- Soft tissues
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Discomfort and Pain Relief
A massage therapist works on several medical issues that are either chronic or acute, which include:
- Overuse/Repetitive stress injuries.
- Neck pain
- Tension headaches, cluster headaches, and sinus headaches.
- Shoulder pain.
- Back pain.
- Radiating pain.
- Strains and sprains.
- Post-surgical scar tissue rehabilitation with a doctor’s clearance.
A therapeutic decompression massage is more profound, with individuals experiencing more tenderness as the therapist works through the tissue using various techniques and instruments that could incorporate:
- Deep tissue massage
- Percussive massage
- Heat and ice
- Myofascial release
- Trigger point work
- Various movement therapies
- Gentle resistance stretching techniques
Massage Spot Work
A decompression massage could be recommended as an extended part of a treatment plan. Spot work focuses on areas of concern for a shorter period while enhancing the decompression treatment. Focused massage techniques will:
- Alleviate pain
- Increase range of motion
- Restore movement and function
- Assist in healing faster
Non-Surgical Solution For Neck and Back Pain
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