4 Types Of Massage Therapy: Which Is Best For Me?

4 Types Of Massage Therapy Which Is Best For Me

Massage therapy has been used for thousands of years to relieve ailments and improve overall health. There are more than 100 types of massage in the United States and around the world, and experts use a variety of pressures, movements, and techniques to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. At Kinetic Spine & Sports, we are glad to offer:

  • Swedish Massage

  • Deep Tissue Massage

  • Sports Injury Massage

  • Medical Massage¬†

Swedish Massage 

Swedish massage, or a classic massage, is one of the most commonly used massage techniques. This technique is designed to promote relaxation by releasing muscle tension, with each massage therapy session lasting from 30 to 90 minutes. Swedish massage is gentler than deep tissue massage and better suited for those interested in relaxation and stress reduction.

Swedish massage can relieve tense muscles caused by everyday activities, such as sitting at the computer or playing sports. Although a traditional Swedish massage targets the whole body, for people with a lot of stress, this can be very helpful in the lower back, shoulder, and neck. Almost everyone can benefit from this technique as it is used for injury rehabilitation and chronic pain relief, as well as for reducing stress, anxiety, and depression.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is similar to Swedish massage, but in this technique, more pressure is applied during the massage to relieve muscle tension. During the massage, the therapist focuses more on the deepest muscle layers. They also focus on tendons and the protective covering around joints, bones, and muscles.

Deep tissue massage has many benefits. Studies have shown that giving a person a 45-minute or longer deep-tissue massage can actually bring their blood pressure down and reduce stress. During the massage, stress hormones are reduced and the heart rate increases. This triggers the release of serotonin and oxytocin, which promote deep relaxation.

Sports Injury Massage 

Massage therapy can help those who suffer from sports injuries as well, with sports injury massage. This type of massage therapy focuses on the injured area while manipulating specific muscles, ligaments, and tendons to promote healing and improve mobility. Dr. Danieley has training and experience treating a variety of injuries, including ankle sprains, tennis elbow, neck and back pain, torn hamstrings, muscle strains, and more. Athletes can incorporate massage into their daily routines to improve their physical condition and prevent future injuries too. 

Medical Massage 

Medical massage therapy is designed to strategically treat medically diagnosed conditions. Medical massages are usually given in 30-minute or 1-hour sessions. During your medical massage treatment, Dr. Danieley will use a variety of massage techniques and procedures. This technique is used to treat diseases of the musculoskeletal system, physical therapy to increase strength and flexibility, treatment of sports injuries, car accident injuries, muscle pain and cramps, and headaches.

Medical massage therapy can help relax sore or tight muscles, relieve nerve pain, release trigger points, improve circulation and reduce inflammation. In addition, medical massage avoids the side effects and addiction issues of prescription pain relievers.

How Often Do I Need Massages?

Massage is a non-invasive therapy that promotes overall health. You can choose to have a massage every few months, weeks, or even days without side effects. If you have specific treatment goals, consult with Dr. Danieley and develop a treatment plan that will meet your needs. 

If you are in Weddington, NC or the surrounding neighborhoods and ready for rejuvenating massage therapy or interested in receiving treatment for a sports injury, consider Kinetic Spine & Sports.

We offer individualized and personalized patient care so that patients can get better in less time, with longer-lasting results. Dr. Danieley is ready to help you with MLS laser therapy, sports injury, general chiropractic, and extremity treatments. Our clinic is the only chiropractic office in the South Charlotte area to offer MLS laser therapy. You can contact our office in Weddington, NC by calling 704-849-0344 to learn more about our procedures.