Different Types of Massage Offered at Our Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center
Lymphatic Drainage Massage: There are different techniques used to perform lymphatic drainage massage but all have the same end goal: to open the lymphatic vessels in order to release excess fluid and allow it to drain back up into the lymph nodes.
Warm Stone Massage: Warm stone massage is a unique experience that utilizes smooth stones that are heated in order to provide relaxation as well as restoration. Patients who prefer a lighter massage to deep tissue tend to choose restorative hot stone massage therapy.
Relaxation Massage: Although relaxation massage does not provide therapeutic treatment, the benefits the deep relaxation provides are equally beneficial to the body, mind and spirit. Relaxation massage reduces stress and relaxes tense muscles.
Myofascial Release: Myofascial release is a specialized, hands-on therapy that affects the recovery of soft tissue and fascial tension. It also works to release restrictions within these networks, enabling hard and stuck areas to become soft and mobile again.
Sports Massage: Sports massage is a form involves the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a patient who engages in regular physical activity. It is designed to assist in correcting imbalances and any other problems in soft tissue that are caused from trauma or repetitive and strenuous physical activity. This can help to aid in recovery, enhance performance, and prevent future injury.
Swedish massage: Swedish is a traditional massage that consists of kneading, gliding strokes, tapping, and shaking movements. It can be highly effective because of the positive effects it produces on all layers and systems of the body. Swedish massage affects the nerves, muscles, glands and circulation as well as promotes overall health and well-being.
Rehabilitative Massage: Rehabilitative massage is used to reduce pain in patients who have chronic or acute injury. This massage is often performed on the specific area of the body that is experiencing the pain. The goal is to reduce pain, increase range of motion and promote wellness among others.
Massage Therapy Complements Our Chiropractic Care & Rehabilitation Programs
Massage therapy plans tailored to meet the needs of each patient. It can be coordinated with chiropractic care for the best results. Techniques used at our Midtown West NYC facility may include stroking, tapping, kneading, vibration, friction, compression, rocking and different forms of pressure to the muscles and soft tissue depending on the type of massage you receive. During a session, some specific motions and vibrations can be applied with mechanical devices. Oil, lotions and powders are also used to reduce friction.
While many people may see massage as a luxury, it can also assist in your recovery or treatment plan in addition to becoming part of a health regimen. We utilize massage therapy independently or in conjunction with chiropractic care in order to help you achieve optimal results. You will feel better and more relaxed because of our unique integrative approach. Call 43rd St. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to schedule your appointment today.