Massage Therapy

Relax, reduce pain, & refresh your body. 

What is Massage Therapy?

Physical, mental, and emotional stress can cause your body to work harder than it should to make it through each day. Massage therapy effectively reduces pain perception, eases muscle tension, re-hydrates cells with fresh nutrition, and flushes out metabolic toxins that build up in injured tissues.

So, what is massage therapy exactly?
It’s a type of treatment where our certified Massage Therapists (certified to practice in the state of Nevada) manipulate the soft tissue in your body in order to alleviate pain, reduce muscle tightness, help with mental and physical stress, and more.

What is Massage Therapy?

Physical, mental, and emotional stress can cause your body to work harder than it should to make it through each day. Massage therapy effectively reduces pain perception, eases muscle tension, re-hydrates cells with fresh nutrition, and flushes out metabolic toxins that build up in injured tissues.

So, what is massage therapy exactly?
It’s a type of treatment where our certified Massage Therapists (certified to practice in the state of Nevada) manipulate the soft tissue in your body in order to alleviate pain, reduce muscle tightness, help with mental and physical stress, and more.

Types of Massage Therapy:

There are tons of different types of massage therapy. Below are 9 of the most popular ones. Each type of massage therapy targets a different problem. By using a specific technique (instead of just getting a general massage), it increases your likelihood of healing.

1. Swedish Massage

A Swedish massage is a lighter form of massage that is great for people who are new to massage therapy.

2. Hot Stone Massage

Many people argue that this is the most relaxing type of massage. It’s mainly used for tension and relaxation. But, the hot stones are also great at increasing blood flow.

3. Aromatherapy Massage

If you’re looking to have a massage that also improves your emotional state and well-being, then massage therapy might be a great option to target your emotional well-being.

4. Deep Tissue Massage

This is exactly what it sounds like. The massage therapy is going to put pressure deep into your muscles and tissues in order to break up knots, imbalances, and scar tissue. This type of massage can be painful and uncomfortable, but it often comes with noticeable benefits.

5. Sports Massage

While this type of massage is most common for athletes, non-athletes can also benefit from it too. It’s mainly used for healing repetitive injuries or for improving performance.

6. Reflexology

This form of massage applies different amounts of pressure to your feet, hands, and ears. Since your body is interconnected, this massage technique uses different points of pressure to promote deep healing.

7. Thai Massage

You can almost think about this as the acupuncture of massage. It targets specific pressure points on your hands, feet, and ears. It’s a great way to restore your energy and relax when under stress.

8. Trigger Point Massage

This type of massage targets specific areas that are known to hold tension. These ‘trigger points’ provide pathways to healing in other parts of the body – so, massage therapists will target these specific trigger points in order to alleviate specific types of pain. 

Types of Massage Therapy:

There are tons of different types of massage therapy. Below are 9 of the most popular ones. Each type of massage therapy targets a different problem. By using a specific technique (instead of just getting a general massage), it increases your likelihood of healing.

1. Swedish Massage

A Swedish massage is a lighter form of massage that is great for people who are new to massage therapy.

2. Hot Stone Massage

Many people argue that this is the most relaxing type of massage. It’s mainly used for tension and relaxation. But, the hot stones are also great at increasing blood flow.

3. Aromatherapy Massage

If you’re looking to have a massage that also improves your emotional state and well-being, then massage therapy might be a great option to target your emotional well-being.

4. Deep Tissue Massage

This is exactly what it sounds like. The massage therapy is going to put pressure deep into your muscles and tissues in order to break up knots, imbalances, and scar tissue. This type of massage can be painful and uncomfortable, but it often comes with noticeable benefits.

5. Sports Massage

While this type of massage is most common for athletes, non-athletes can also benefit from it too. It’s mainly used for healing repetitive injuries or for improving performance.

6. Reflexology

This form of massage applies different amounts of pressure to your feet, hands, and ears. Since your body is interconnected, this massage technique uses different points of pressure to promote deep healing.

7. Thai Massage

You can almost think about this as the acupuncture of massage. It targets specific pressure points on your hands, feet, and ears. It’s a great way to restore your energy and relax when under stress.

8. Trigger Point Massage

This type of massage targets specific areas that are known to hold tension. These ‘trigger points’ provide pathways to healing in other parts of the body – so, massage therapists will target these specific trigger points in order to alleviate specific types of pain. 

Massage Therapy Benefits:

  • Reduce and massage your stress
  • Mitigate pain in specific areas, especially the back, shoulders, neck, and legs
  • Eliminate toxins – during a massage, toxins may be released from your muscles, which then get filtered out of your body through the lymphatic system
    • Get better sleep – massage therapy can relax you & reduce pain, which can provide sleep benefits
    • Reduce depression and/or anxiety – physical touch (especially from a licensed massage therapist who can target certain muscles, points of tension, etc) can be helpful for those dealing with depression and/or anxiety
    • Help recovery time – for those people dealing with injury or soreness, massage therapy may speed up the recovery time

      Massage Therapy Benefits:

      • Reduce and massage your stress
      • Mitigate pain in specific areas, especially the back, shoulders, neck, and legs
      • Eliminate toxins – during a massage, toxins may be released from your muscles, which then get filtered out of your body through the lymphatic system
        • Get better sleep – massage therapy can relax you & reduce pain, which can provide sleep benefits
        • Reduce depression and/or anxiety – physical touch (especially from a licensed massage therapist who can target certain muscles, points of tension, etc) can be helpful for those dealing with depression and/or anxiety
        • Help recovery time – for those people dealing with injury or soreness, massage therapy may speed up the recovery time

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          Start your journey with ALIGNOLOGY & Associates and book an appointment that serves you, your lifestyle, and your concerns.

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