Long known as an effective treatment of chronic low back pain and neck pain, massage therapy is also useful in decreasing blood pressure, improving heart rate, and assisting with depression, anxiety and stress. Therapeutic massage is a non-invasive, holistic healing treatment that can even improve the mood and relieve the pain of those suffering through the advanced stages of cancer. Millions of Americans seek massage therapy for wellness and to alleviate chronic pain, often in conjunction with other holistic healing practices, such as chiropractic care or physical rehabilitation. We offer a variety of therapeutic massage techniques, including:
- Swedish massage is massage form that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration, and tapping. It’s very relaxing, and has been shown to increase the level of oxygen in the blood, decrease muscle toxins, and improve circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
- Deep Tissue massage therapy is like Swedish massage, but with deeper pressure. This pressure, which works on deep levels of muscle tissue, connective tissue, and fascia, is extremely useful in relaxing muscle tension. In addition, research indicates that it reduces stress hormones and heart rate, while boosting mood and increasing relaxation.
- Pre-natal works to alleviate the aches and pains of pregnancy. In addition, it’s been shown to reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and even improve labor outcomes and newborn health.
- Sports massage helps keep athletes in peak condition. By reducing fatigue, muscle swelling and tension, sports massage prepares athletes to perform more effectively. It also helps alleviate pain and can reduce the risk of injury.
Taking an integrated approach to wellness, the medical professionals at Oakview Medical Associates draw from a combination of physical medicine disciplines. Striving to address the root cause of medical concerns, we embrace holistic healing practices in a synergy of Eastern and Western medicine.