Stressed out, anxious, or sore? Massage therapy can help.
Our highly experienced and educated massage therapist will recommend and discuss specific types of massage she feels would be beneficial for you. She will adjust her massage pressure, technique, and areas of emphasis to your personal preference and needs. Your comfort and privacy are always a priority in our relaxing massage room.
What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy is commonly used to help those whose muscles may have experienced extended periods of overuse or stress. Massage helps loosen up tight areas and makes recovery quicker and easier by allowing increased circulation to the soft tissues.
Your soft tissues and you
Soft tissues help to stabilize and protect your joints and give your body the strength it needs to perform tasks. Your muscles are made up of many small, thin fibers that contract on command, working together to mobilize your muscle groups. These muscles are attached to your bones by connective tissues, called tendons, enabling them to move your body parts. Your bones are then connected by tough bands of connective tissue, called ligaments, for added stability. Your ligaments are covered by yet another connective tissue called fascia. All of these connective tissues can be referred to as “soft tissues.”
Your soft tissues provide you with the ability to do many things and also limit you from pushing yourself too far. These can be damaged by certain stresses, especially those caused by the repeated actions from sports or work. Massage can help loosen up your muscles, and help prevent future injuries from occurring.
How massage therapy will improve your life
Massage therapy can be extremely beneficial for people of all ages. Come enjoy the many benefits of massage including diminished aches and pains, improved flexibility, and reduced tension. Therapeutic needs vary from person-to-person and from day-to-day and that is why we offer a variety of massage services, including:
Deep tissue massage
This type of massage loosens up your muscles and their connective tissues.
This type of massage creates room for tissues that may be trapped by distortions or fascial adhesions, freeing them from constriction.
This type of massage relaxes any stiff or tense muscles you may have, allowing for increased blood flow and fluid drainage from swollen areas.
Massage therapy promotes tissue healing, so you can get back to living your life as quickly as possible. By working to mobilize, loosen, and relax your muscles, you can help them stay limber. This will decrease your risk of future strains, sprains, and ruptures.
Your soft tissues work hard to make sure your body is functioning correctly, so it is important to help optimize their health and function. If you are looking for a great and knowledgeable massage therapist, Contact Us Today at Star, ID Center to request an appointment with NorthStar Physical Therapy. Our massage therapist is a Licensed Massage Therapist, as well as a Physical Therapy Assistant so her ability to assess your needs is outstanding.