Massage Therapy

Massage therapy alleviates many issue while enhancing other therapies.

massage therapyMassage therapy is a powerful ally in our healthcare regimen. It eliminates anxiety and stress to replace it with a sense of perspective and clarity. Physiological and chemical changes throughout the body are an investment in your health through massage therapy.  The enormous benefits of touch such as pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments can range from light to deep pressure.

In Park City there is an abundance of massage therapists and selecting the right one is very important. A good massage therapist can help treat a range of chronic diseases, neurological disorders and injuries to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles. Massage can treat post-surgery, or pain patients as part of the recovery process. Massage is an effective way to take charge of your health and well-being.

Conditions Massage Can Help

  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Arthritis/Osteoarthritis Pain
  • Postoperative Pain – Once the incision is healed then massage can help keep scar tissue from forming.  Massage can also move the joints and muscles to allow for better flexion / movement.
  • Muscular Pain/Tension
  • Migraine/Headaches/Chronic Neck Pain – a 15 or 30 minutes massage focused on your neck and upper back can ameliorate the pain and in some cases, often with a Chiropractic adjustment can alleviate  the headache altogether.
  • Depression
  • Spasms and Cramping
  • Sports Injuries – When injuries make you unable to perform, enjoy and excel in whatever sports you love then massage can help.  Not recommended for any head injury with symptoms of concussion or a diagnosis of concussion. 
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Expectant Mother Pain – We massage women throughout their pregnancy. As the due date approaches the massage can be performed laying on your side.  Massage of the legs and feet is especially appreciated as well as long strokes down the back and side. 
  • Atrophied Muscles
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Soft Tissue Strains or Injuries – One of the most often requested use of massage.  Massage can help open up the muscle fibers and milk out inflammation and swelling as well as promote healing by allowing the body to infuse the area with blood
Benefits of Massage Therapy

  • Release Endorphins
  • Alleviate Low Back Pain
  • Relieves Stress
  • Improve Circulation
  • Increases Range of Motion
  • Enhance Immunity
  • Improve Sleep
  • Lower Blood Pressure
  • Reduce Anxiety
  • Improve Cardiovascular Health
  • Promotes Relaxation
  • Increase Joint Flexibility
  • Promote Tissue Regeneration

Types Of Massage

There are quite a few types of massage therapy styles and not every type is suitable for every person. Learning about the types available is a wise thing to do and trying several styles of massage can also help you narrow in on which ones resonate best with you.

You can Google the terms to get definitions, talk to a massage therapist to get theri feedback and certainly discuss your goals and desires with the person scheduling your appoitment to help you align with the right therapist for your needs.

A Few Types of Massage

  • Reflexology
  • Myofascial Release
  • Foot Reflexology
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Acupressure
  • Sports Massage
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Chair Massage
  • Lomi Lomi
  • Deep Tissue
  • Hot Stone Massage