Massage Therapy Treatment
At Absolute Wellness Centers we help maximize the healing of patients through therapeutic massage because it improves their results and diminishes their pain and disability.
You will receive specific treatment goals, which become the focus of your visits. Each of our licensed therapists are trained in treating spine and extremity injuries, which leads to some of our most common treatment goals being related to improving functional limitations, increasing flexibility, and expanding your range of motion.
Whether you were injured during an auto accident, playing sports, or during a work-related incident, we are here to help alleviate any pain and/or discomfort you have.
Absolute Wellness Center's massage therapists are trained in various massage techniques including light touch, sports massage, deep tissue therapy, manual therapy, neuromuscular reeducation, stretching, myofascial release and trigger point therapy.
Depending on your condition, our doctors will prescribe certain types of therapy to induce healing and aid in your recovery. When most patients come to us in pain, they have already lost range of motion and flexibility, but there are many techniques available to help them recover fully.
When soft tissues are torn during trauma, they can develop adhesions and scar tissue. This likely leads to infiltration of tiny nerve fibers making the area more sensitive to touch. Light force techniques are the usual early prescription for this kind of symptomatic presentation. Once there has been progress made and some of the adhesions have been preliminarily softened, they will be less sensitive to a deeper approach based solely on the patient tolerance. Too much, too soon may leave the patient sore for a few days. We can also implement more stretching and flexibility exercises to help you restore muscle function. In severe cases, this process can take months to restore soft tissues to a pain free flexible state.
Our doctors will explain the healing process to you as your care continues towards wellness. If you have any questions during your treatment, ask one of our staff or doctors and we will do our best to answer your concerns.
We often get asked what is a sports massage? Sports massage is usually more directed towards injuries sustained from certain sporting activities or recreation. This means that we are typically more focused on specific areas, muscles, or ranges of motions during this kind of treatment. There is also a greater degree of deeper tissue work, focused stretching, and sometimes even the use of instruments to help get a deeper level of release.
What is Manual Therapy?
Manual therapy differs from massage therapy in the type of pressure and strokes involved in application. Massage tends to be more smooth stroking of the muscles, while manual therapy can be a deeper sustained contact on specific focal pressure points. Manual therapy can also involve stretching, manipulating soft tissues, and mobilizing joints.
Myofascial release involves stretching specific muscles in certain positions to afford greater range of motion and flexibility. These positional releases involve placing the patient in positions that would relax the affected muscle group. They would also require doing some trigger point work directly on the affected areas while they are in these positions. Trigger point techniques involve contacting the muscle to tolerance until the brain begins to relax the muscles. Most patients may experience some discomfort in the beginning of the process, but once the myofascial is released they often experience less pain and stiffness right away.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger points develop in myofascial structures because of trauma or overuse. They tend to be pockets of inflammation due to excessive muscular contractions and hypertonicity. They are usually very tender in the muscle belly or at the point where the tendons attach. Trigger points typically have a distinct referral pattern of pain, especially when they are actively stretched or have direct pressure. Treatment of these areas involves deeper pressure to cause some increased blood flow.
At Absolute Wellness Centers, our entire staff is dedicated to improving your health. Our compassionate and experienced chiropractors will work with you every step of the way. Results of an injury can vary from person to person, so it is important to speak with our wonderful staff to see how we can help you. Our number one goal is to help you feel like yourself again.
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Based on your circumstances, a specific treatment plan will be implemented to correct your spine.