Benefits of Massage You Didn't Know About

woman getting a massage

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can take a toll on your nerves and sleep habits,and colder weather can irritate joints and muscles. Now is the time to consider having a massage, or giving the gift of relaxation to someone you care about. But massage doesn’t have to be a luxury service. Today it is increasingly added as a supplement to medical treatment programs. Most people know massage is beneficial for conditions such as stress, anxiety and headaches. But according to the Mayo Clinic, research has shown massage is also an effective treatment for soft tissue strains, joint pain, sleep disorders, and immune response. We offer an integrated approach for our patients at CITY Health Services, by providing a full suite of traditional and alternative health services such as allergy testing, physical therapy, medical weight loss, trigger point injections, as well as CITY Massage.

 

TYPES OF MASSAGE

When considering massage, there are several types of massage from which to choose. Read on to determine which option is right for you. Swedish massage is the most familiar type of massage. It is based on human anatomy and physiology, and uses different strokes to address the patient’s problem areas.  Aromatic essential oils and hot stones may also be incorporated into a Swedish Massage to further enhance relaxation. Deep tissue massage targets issues within the deep muscle tissue, which is beneficial to those with chronic joint or muscle pain. Despite the name, deep tissue massage should not be a painful process. Sports Massage is used to help athletes prepare for, or recover from, sports-related strain. In this case, therapists focus primarily on the muscle groups used to play a particular sport. Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (or IASTM, also called “gua sha”) is a method which uses instrumentation to help release unhealthy elements, increase blood flow, and promote healing. For those who suffer from chronic headaches, craniosacral massage may be a good choice. It involves the use of light pressure on the soft tissues surrounding the head and spine, thereby manipulating the cerebrospinal fluid inside. These delicate adjustments can help balance your sleep cycle (circadian rhythm) and reduce headaches. And finally, post-auto accident massage can greatly reduce strain caused by the wreck, and boost any other prescribed therapies during recovery.

At CITY Massage, our therapists are board certified and have several years of experience in medical settings. They work closely in conjunction with our other staff members such as doctors and physical therapists, to ensure your treatment plan is complete. Some of our therapists strive to continue their education through additional training and certifications. Our own Sean Mushro LMT, is passionate about patient care, and has completed certifications for hot stone, gua sha, and craniosacral massage.

CITY MASSAGE CLUB

If you would like to incorporate massage into your medical treatment plan, or would just like to treat yourself, CITY Massage offers a very competitive massage club, starting at just $39 per month for a one hour massage. Need more therapy? Get 2 one hour massages for $79 per month, or 4 one hour massages for $149. Need a lunch hour pick me up? Get a 30 minute massage for just $35. These massage packages come at a much greater value than national competitors. And for the month of December, get 10% off plus a free essential oil upgrade.

If part of your New Year’s resolution includes taking care of you and your health, CITY Health Services is here to help you. Call or click now to schedule a consultation.

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