What is massage therapy?
Massage is the manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscles connective tissues tendons and ligaments) to enhance a persons health and well-being.
Different types of massages:
Swedish massage- light flowing massage strokes for relaxation and reducing stress.
Lymphatic Drainage- massage technique that is light touch used to flush lymphatic system and decrease inflammation in the body.
Aromatherapy- enhancing senses by adding essential oils to your massage.
Hot tone massage- stones are heated and used throughout massage to help with relaxation and circulation.
Deep tissue massage- deeper massage strokes to work out muscle knots and trigger points.
Medical massage- technique used to help with injuries that includes stretching to help muscles release.
Sports massage - Great for runners, tri-athletes, swimmers and other athletes to help you with performance and injury prevention.
What is Kinesio Tape?
Kinesio tape is an elastic sports tape with adhesive to help support, give pain relief, inhibit, or rehab muscles, tendons or ligaments. It is also used for reducing inflammation in certain areas of the body. It may give you instant relief for days at a time. Kinesio tape is light weight and easy to wear. It usually last about 3 to 5 days. It works well for many common injuries such as knee pain, low back pain, leg and foot pain, shoulder injuries, forward head posture, shin splints, and carpel tunnel just to name a few.
Sports massage and other massage techniques at Concord. Set up an appointment to see how massage therapy can help you.
Improving Performance By Reducing Stress
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Concord, NC 28025 (Inside Volk PT)