Massage Therapy

I had the privilege of getting a great massage the other week to help loosen up my neck and I can tell you I would benefit from a few more!! Who doesn’t love a good massage?!

There are many different types of massage. Here are a few of the most popular and how to pick what would be the most beneficial for you!

1) Swedish Massage – for relaxation.
2) Hot Stone Massage – deeper than Swedish because of the added heat.
3) Deep Tissue Massage – good for chronic pain or significant muscle tension. Be careful if you are sensitive to pressure.
4) Sports Massage – good for repetitive muscle use, improve flexibility.
5) Trigger Point Massage – good for chronic pain.
6) Shiatsu Massage – for relaxation and muscle tension.
7) Thai Massage -more active massage involving stretching.
8) Reflexology – pressure points in the feet, hands and ears.
9) Prenatal Massage – for moms to be focusing on decreasing discomfort.

The American Massage Therapy Association compiled a list of the 25 reasons to get a massage!

Physical Therapy Consultants have some amazing massage therapists waiting to help you.  Learn more HERE.

Schedule your massage today!

Kerra Pietsch, LPTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
Andover Physical Therapy

October 24th, 2018

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