Massage therapy provides a safe and noninvasive treatment option for sports injuries, whiplash, and chronic musculoskeletal pain. At Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the team of interventional spine and pain management experts offers several types of massage therapy, including Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, and sports massage. Call the office and request a massage therapy consultation, or book one online today.
Massage therapy uses the hands, forearms, or other manual devices, to apply pressure to your joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It’s an effective and noninvasive treatment for injuries or musculoskeletal problems characterized by acute or chronic pain.
At Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics, the team offers several types of massage therapy, including:
Swedish massage uses a combination of kneading, deep circular motions, and long flowing strokes to ease muscle tension and encourage circulation. Most Swedish massages last between 60 and 90 minutes. During treatment, your provider massages your entire body from head to toe.
Deep tissue massage uses slow, methodical strokes and deep finger pressure to relieve trigger points (tight muscle knots). This type of massage is particularly beneficial for tight muscles and muscle imbalances.
Sports massage encourages recovery after a game, race, or another type of athletic competition. It uses soothing strokes on specific parts of your body to increase flexibility, relieve pain, and release tight muscles.
If you work a physically demanding job that involves heavy lifting or repetitive motions, you’re also more likely to suffer an injury. Massage therapy can encourage your body’s recovery process, increase circulation, and help relieve inflammation.
Massage therapy is safe and presents few risks. During treatment, it’s normal to experience varying pressures and increased sensitivity, but it shouldn’t be painful. If you feel any tension or a sharp, shooting pain, let your therapist know. They can adjust the amount of pressure they apply, ensuring a comfortable experience.
The type of massage therapy that will benefit you depends on the location, severity, and underlying cause of your symptoms. After a review of your medical records, a physical exam, and a discussion of your symptoms, the team can make recommendations that align with your needs.
If you have chronic musculoskeletal pain or tight muscles, the team at Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics recommends scheduling a massage at least once a month. If you’re recovering from an injury or your symptoms affect your mobility, more frequent visits might be necessary.
Call Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics to request massage therapy, or book a massage online today.