MASSAGE

Massage Therapy is an amazing tool for muscle healing, muscle recovery, symptom relief of stiffness, inflammation, headaches, soreness and muscle aches.  Our massage providers at Personalized Health have the training and experience to know how to approach each patient/client as an individual with an individual care pathway.  We always approach the body from a skeletal, muscular and movement aspect, and massage therapy is a one of our strongest components within our processes.

Medical Massage/Injury Treatment
Medical massage is outcome-based massage, primarily the application of a specific treatment targeted to the specific problem the patient presents with a diagnosis and are administered after a thorough assessment/evaluation by the lead doctor and/or the medical massage therapist with specific outcomes being the basis for treatment. It is also known as clinical massage or treatment massage.
Manual Therapy

Manual therapy, or manipulative therapy, is a physical treatment primarily used by physical therapists, physiotherapists to treat musculoskeletal pain and disability; it mostly includes kneading and manipulation of muscles, joint mobilization and joint manipulation. It's also used by occupational therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, athletic trainers, osteopaths, and physicians.

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is an additional approach to soft tissue manual therapy. It has been shown to be effective in the treatment of many conditions.

Swedish/Classic Massage
The most widely recognized and commonly used category of massage is the Swedish massage. The Swedish massage techniques vary from light to vigorous. Swedish massage uses five styles of strokes. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber or with the fibers) and vibration/shaking. The term "Swedish" massage is actually only recognized in English and Dutch speaking countries, and in Hungary. Elsewhere the style is referred to as "classic massage".  Clinical studies have found that Swedish massage can reduce chronic pain, fatigue, joint stiffness, and improve function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.
Sports therapy Massage
Sports massage is the use of specific massage therapy techniques in an athletic context to improve recovery time, enhance performance and reduce the risk of injury. This is accomplished using techniques that stimulate the flow of blood and lymph to and from muscles. Sports massage is often delivered before or after physical activity depending on the subject's needs, preferences and goals.
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