Therapeutic massage improves anatomical functionality and stimulates the body’s natural healing ability. Our certified massage therapists have a thorough knowledge of human anatomy and utilize a wide variety of techniques including kneading, stroking, cupping, and compression. When a healing touch is applied to the body, messages are sent to the brain to relax and release endorphins, which relieve pain naturally.
What is Therapeutic Massage?
Therapeutic massage can be traced all the way back to 3000 BCE, and is still a leading alternative healthcare option available today. In addition to relieving muscle tension and improving circulation, integrating massage therapy into your medical care can provide an overall feeling of wellness and balance of body, mind, and spirit.
Benefits of Massage Therapy at Montvale Health
- Improved circulation
- Increased joint flexibility and range of motion
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Relief from muscle tension
- Improved rehabilitation after an injury
- Strengthened immune system
- Improved posture
Conditions Treated with Medical Massage Therapy
- Chronic and acute muscle pain
- Back, shoulder, and neck tension and discomfort
- Muscle sprains, strains, cramping, and spasms
- Sinus and tension headaches
Types of Massage Therapy
At Montvale Health, we offer a wide variety of massage therapies to facilitate your healing process.
Therapeutic Massage at Montvale Health
Therapeutic Massage is a Swedish-based massage combined with a variety of modalities including Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Lomi Lomi Massage, and Acupressure. A combination of soft tissue manipulations including long strokes, kneading, compression, rocking, and deep spiraling movements are used to relax and rejuvenate you. Therapeutic Massage is customized for each patient, ranging from light and gentle to firm and deep.
Deep Tissue Massage at Montvale Health
Deep Tissue Massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the superficial layer of muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience persistent pain, engage in heavy physical activity (such as athletes), or for patients who have sustained physical injury. Not to be confused with “Deep Pressure” Massage, Deep Tissue employs a dedicated set of techniques and strokes to achieve measurable relief for particular musculoskeletal disorders and complaints.
Medical Massage at Montvale Health
Medical Massage focuses treatment on improving the specific condition a patient may present. A targeted treatment protocol, which may include a variety of modalities, is utilized with the intent to improve a patient’s condition that has been diagnosed by a physician. This may include conditions such as sciatica, headaches, or neck pain.