Bend Therapeutic Massage Styles
Therapeutic Massage is a term that’s used to describe a broad range of therapeutic modalities which are all geared to enhance the body’s healing capacity, significantly improve one’s present level of health, and reduce future imbalances or injuries from occurring. Below are some brief descriptions on the "types" of massage Bend Wellness Doctor Massage has to offer.
When it comes to athletic injuries or performance, therapeutic massage is often the “secret weapon” for preparing an athlete for an event, helping him/her recover from an event, and maintaining performance levels during the season and off season. Sports massage techniques include range of motion work and passive and active stretching to improve flexibility and maintain or improve joint health, effleurage or muscle stripping techniques to clean out fatigued muscle tissue and bring healing cells to the muscle bellies, cross fiber friction to break up scar tissue and adhesions, and kneading, rolling and shaking techniques to relax muscle spasms and optimize contractile strength and reactivity. Please contact Wellness Doctor Massage if you are an athlete and looking for Sports Massage Therapy Bend or Central Oregon.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a term that describes any modality that intends to affect soft tissues through deep pressure applied to muscle bellies, ligaments, and tendons. Typically it’s used as a way to differentiate Western (treatment oriented work from spa massage) or Eastern (modalities like Reiki, Shiatsu, and Thai Massage). Sports massage, Myofascial Release, and Swedish massage could all be incorporated into a deep tissue massage. Please call Wellness Doctor Massage with any questions you may have about Deep Tissue Massage Therapy in the Bend or Central Oregon area.
Myofascial Release Therapy
Fascia is a connective tissue that is found throughout our bodies. It wraps around muscle fibers, muscle bundles, blood vessels and nerves and separates what it enfolds from the tissue surrounding it. When fascia is healthy and free of adhesions it allows adjacent tissues to glide past each other unrestricted. Over time, however, our tissues accrue small and not so small injuries that are healed with scar tissue. This scar tissue binds fascia to underlying tissue, adheres it to adjacent tissue and causes rough, abrasive spots along the surface of tissues moving past each other. With Myofascial Release Therapy, the practitioner seeks out these adhesions and rough spots and gently but insistently works to smooth and release them. This leads to greater freedom of movement, fewer injuries, and happier people overall.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy aims to search out spots in muscle tissue where chronic tension has led to permanent spasms and release these spasms. Each of our muscle groups is made out of many muscle strands or bundles, which, in turn, are made from many smaller muscle fibers. These fibers and bundles all contract and release in concert to produce movement. Sometimes, if a muscle group is overstressed, parts of it will stop responding to the signal to release with the group and become stuck in contraction. Trigger Point Therapy resolves these spasms by applying deep sustained pressure directly to the point, elongating the muscle group affected, and treating it and the surrounding tissues with circulatory techniques to flush out the area. Call Wellness Doctor Massage today to schedule your Trigger Point Therapy session!
As one of the best-known types of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of Swedish massage is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for improving oxygenation of the blood, decreasing toxins, and improving overall circulation and lymphatic flow while easing tension. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish massage can be both relaxing and energizing.
Although we pride ourselves in our Therapeutic Deep Tissue massage techniques for more effective healing from Athletic and Auto accident injuries, we are also well equipped and experienced in Pregnancy Massage. In fact, our team of Chiropractors, Massage therapists, Acupuncturist, Nutritional Therapist, and Naturopath create the perfect natural environment for a healthy pregnancy.