Massage is the rubbing and kneading of muscles and joints of the body with the hands, especially to relieve tension or pain. Massage therapy has specific, proven, beneficial physiological and psychological benefits that increase exponentially with frequent, preventative therapy sessions.
Types of Massages Available:
- Swedish Massage
- Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Thai Herbal Massage
- Swe-Thai Massage
- Hot Stone Massage
- Prenatal Massage
- Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Massage therapy is good for those who suffer from:
- Muscle aches
- Pain in joints
- Lack of circulation
- Pain caused by an injury
- Lack of range of motion
- Lack of flexibility
- Discomfort during pregnancy
- Headaches on a regular basis
We provide quality, therapeutic massage sessions in a professional and safe environment available to everyone at an affordable price.
Swedish massage is a very gentle form of massage that utilizes long gliding strokes for a relaxing therapeutic massage. It is a lighter pressure form of massage and is perfect if you want a gentle, relaxing experience. Swedish massage promotes relaxation among other health benefits. This form of massage was pioneered by a Swedish physiologist, Per Henrik Ling at the University of Stockholm. Swedish massage is the foundation for many other types of massage and may be incorporated in other types of massage. People who cannot handle deep tissue massage or neuromuscular therapy will benefit from this form of massage. For example, someone with fibromyalgia may tolerate this better than a deep tissue massage. Swedish massage helps with all kinds of neck and back pain.
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) Massage
Neuromuscular therapy massage, commonly referred to as NMT, is a form of trigger point massage. Neuromuscular therapy focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in your muscles from overuse or from injuries. It is a deeper form of massage and our therapists are specially trained in this type of therapy. NMT massage is beneficial to athletes, anyone who has large knots, and anyone who is in pain and can tolerate deeper pressure. Neuromuscular therapy helps with headaches, neck pain, back pain, sciatica, jaw pain, and much more.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a more intense form of massage using deep pressure to focus on the release of muscle tension, chronic knots in muscles. It affects deeper tissue structures like fascia, scar tissue, and connective tissue. Deep tissue massage has many health benefits including relaxing muscle tension, increasing blood circulation, allowing toxins to be released from the muscles, and stimulating healing. The strokes used in deep tissue massage are similar to those used in Swedish massage; however, they are delivered using deeper pressure. This form of massage is beneficial for people who can handle deeper pressure and have had injuries, trauma, athletes, and many more. Deep tissue help with all types of back and neck pain, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, plantar fasciitis, and many other extremity issues.
Thai Herbal Massage
Thai Herbal Massage effectively steams the muscles open, helping to relieve tense, tired, and sore muscles. It soothes achy and arthritic joints, helps with inflammation, and is very relaxing.
Swe-Thai massage is a form of massage therapy that uses assisted yoga stretches to affect the muscle and connective tissues and relieve pain and muscle spasms. This form of massage is usually done on a mat on the floor. Swe-Thai massage is a derivative of Thai massage, and it is particularly effective in helping people who suffer from low back pain, degenerative disc disease, or any other back problem.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage isn’t just a massage, it is an experience! Hot stone massage incorporates perfectly warmed river rocks with Swedish massage to treat every muscle in your body. The massage therapist will use the warm stones to knead away all of the nagging knots and muscle spasms and leave you feeling relaxed and ready to start a new day. Each stone massage is tailored to meet the needs of each patient. So don’t wait! There is no time like the present to come to experience a hot stone massage.
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Prenatal Massage is a massage for expectant moms. It relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches, and edema (or swelling).
There are many things expectant moms can do to make their pregnancies pain free and enjoyable, and prenatal Massage is one of them. Our team of massage therapists has special cushions to ensure the comfort of our mommies-to-be while on our massage table.
We design our prenatal massage experiences to fit the needs of each expectant mom. Plus, we incorporate skill, knowledge, and compassion to make each massage perfect for you. It is possible to break free from the pain. We want you to enjoy your pregnancy, so get a prenatal massage from our experienced therapists today!
Reflexology is a form of bodywork that involves applying pressure to the hands and feet. This type of massage helps you produce changes in pain and other benefits elsewhere in the body.
Cupping pulls stagnation out of the tissue and brings it to the skin to make it accessible to the body's circulatory and lymphatic systems, where it can be properly flushed out. Cupping also breaks up adhesions and increases blood flow. This treatment is suitable for pain and diseases of the digestive, circulatory, and respiratory systems. It is also suitable for the treatment of some skin conditions, fascial paralysis, weak muscles, and the common cold. Cupping is beneficial for many conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, sciatica, insomnia, colon disorders, anxiety, fatigue, poor circulation, edema, sports injuries, cellulite, nervous tension, chronic headaches, fibromyalgia, rheumatism, neuralgia, and menstrual problems. Cupping can hurt if done wrong.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Lymphatic Drainage Massage is a gentle, light-pressure massage that assists with the movement and circulation of the delicate lymphatic system just below the skin's surface. Lymphatic Drainage Massage is excellent for assisting the body in recovering from surgery and traumatic injuries. Also, it is a great treatment for boosting the immune system.
Does Health Care Insurance Cover Massage Therapy?
Your massage may be covered all or in part by your health insurance. And, we have payment methods to suit every budget.
Please fill out the form below, call 770-974-5215, or email us at FeelBetter@LakePointeWellnessCenter.com to start feeling better!