|-Regularly priced at $80/hr Swedish & $120/hr Deep Tissue (MM17670)|
Massage techniques that we offer at Center for Physicians Care:
SWEDISH MASSAGE(focus is on generalized relaxation where no deep tissue work is performed):
One of the most commonly taught and well-known massage techniques, Swedish massage is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. The disrobed client is covered by a sheet, with only the area being worked on exposed. Therapists use a combination of kneading, rolling, vibrational, percussive, and tapping movements, with the application of oil, to reduce friction on the skin. The many benefits of Swedish massage may include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE(focus is on deeper musculature/fascia and may incorporate other techniques, such as Swedish massage):
Techniques which utilize deep tissue/deep muscle massage are administered to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. These techniques require more advanced training and a more thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology. The muscles must be relaxed in order to effectively perform deep tissue massage, otherwise tight surface muscles prevent the practitioner from reaching deeper musculature. It helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation, and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis. It is generally integrated with other massage techniques.
History and Benefits of Massage:
Massage is one of the oldest healing arts: Chinese records dating back
3,000 years document its use; the ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians
applied forms of massage for many ailments; and Hippocrates wrote papers
recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory
problems. Today, the benefits
of massage are varied and far-reaching. As an accepted part of many
physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven beneficial
for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis,
fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, infertility,
smoking cessation, depression, and more. And, as many millions will attest,
massage also helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that
can lead to disease and illness.
What Is It Exactly?
Massage, bodywork and somatic therapies are defined as the application
of various techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the
human body. Specifically:
The application of soft-tissue manipulation techniques to the
body, generally intended to reduce stress and fatigue while improving
circulation. The many variations of massage account for several different
Various forms of touch therapies that may use manipulation, movement,
and/or repatterning to affect structural changes to the body.
Meaning “of the body.” Many times this term is used to denote
a body/mind or whole-body approach as distinguished from a physiology-only
or environmental perspective.
more than 200 variations
of massage, bodywork, and somatic therapies and many practitioners utilize
multiple techniques. The application of these techniques may include,
but is not limited to, stroking, kneading, tapping, compression, vibration,
rocking, friction, and pressure to the muscular structure or soft tissues
of the human body. This may also include non-forceful passive or active
movement and/or application of techniques intended to affect the energetic
systems of the body. The use of oils, lotions, and powders may also be
included to reduce friction on the skin. Click here
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Please note: Massage, bodywork and somatic therapies specifically exclude
diagnosis, prescription, manipulation or adjustments of the human skeletal
structure, or any other service, procedure or therapy which requires a
license to practice orthopedics, physical therapy, podiatry, chiropractic,
osteopathy, psychotherapy, acupuncture, or any other profession or branch
Will My Insurance Cover It?
The services of a bodywork professional may be covered by health insurance
when prescribed by a chiropractor or osteopath. Therapies provided as
part of a prescribed treatment by a physician or registered physical therapist
are often covered.