Recovering from injury can be scary, but our team has the education and the on-site resources to help guide you through your return to functional living.
Deep tissue massage targets the inner layer of your muscles through deep pressure to alleviate tension, reduce pain, and improve stiffness. As tension is released, you will feel a slight tenderness or a “good ache” during the massage.
Injury / Rehabilitative
Rehabilitative massage addresses injuries to the musculoskeletal system and employs various massage therapy techniques to reduce scar visibility & improve range of motion, all done through collaboration with the referring physician.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Manual lymphatic drainage massage is a light-pressure soft tissue treatment that aims to reduce swelling, decrease post-surgical pain, and boost your immune system by flushing toxins from the body.
Strain - Counterstrain
Strain - Counterstrain is a gentle massage technique that treats muscle pain, joint pain, and spasms on a neuromuscular level. Massage therapists use body positioning to relax and reset muscles to their original position.
Sports massage aids in competition prep and recovery through kneading, compression, and stretching to ease muscle tension. Schedule before, after, or on the day of an event to restore your body to a steady state.
Prenatal massage is designed for pregnant people to reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleeping, and alleviate swelling. Special precautions are taken to ensure the safety and comfort of both the patient and baby.
Swedish massage is the most well-known and commonly offered type of massage. This gentle full-body massage increases circulation and promotes relaxation through light pressure and long gliding strokes.
Instrument-Assisted Tools: IASTM & Cupping
Cupping therapy and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) are soft tissue interventions that increase mobility, relax tense muscles, and improve circulation, ideal for speeding up the recovery process. Both involve the utilization of special tools; cupping therapy uses cups applied to the skin to create negative pressure, while IASTM uses a scraping tool across the skin. Elevate your recovery and add cupping, IASTM, or both to your massage.
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At Resolve Wellness, self-care is more than just relaxation; self-care is essential in maintaining your health and wellness, physically and mentally. We believe in utilizing massage therapy as a healing tool in your self-care regimen to manage chronic pain, speed up injury recovery, and ease mental stress.
We draw upon the principles of Applied Functional Science® in order to create an evidence-based approach to massage therapy. Our massage therapists have an abundance of knowledge in body mechanics, functional kinesiology, and tissue healing that is incorporated into designing a custom treatment plan based on your body’s needs.
Benefits of Regular Massage Therapy:
Less chronic pain
Drug-free alternative to pain control
Fewer tension headaches
Lowered anxiety and stress
Increased immune system function
Your Body Assessment
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Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain
TMJ can be effectively treated with proper soft tissue techniques that address tension in the muscles surrounding the jaw. Our massage therapists may use positional methods to help facilitate postural influences that contribute to chronic jaw pain, as well as release tension from the jaw muscles from inside the mouth, with the client’s permission.
Chronic Anxiety & Stress
Massage has been shown to lower cortisol, our body’s natural “stress” hormone, and aid in boosting serotonin. Cortisol is what helps trigger our “fight or flight” stress response, while serotonin plays a key role in staving off anxiety and depression. This powerful combination can help the body reduce tension caused by chronic stress and diminish feelings of depression, anxiety, and sadness.
Headaches & Migraines
Regular massage therapy can help alleviate the frequency and severity of headaches by increasing blood flow and stretching the muscle tissue of the neck and head. In doing so, this also calms the nervous system, a common cause of headaches. In cases where headaches or migraines are a result of physical or emotional trauma, craniosacral therapy may be recommended.
Lower Back Pain
Deep tissue massage can alleviate chronic tension in the lumbar paraspinal region, gluteal muscles, and posterior hip rotators. This tension can lead to debilitating muscle spasms and pressure on the lower back. Massage techniques can help correct imbalances and reduce tension in both hip flexors and low back muscles.
Arthritis: Knees, Hips, & Shoulders
There are two types of arthritis: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis; inflammation and pain in the joints can occur in both types. However, regular massage therapy can help to reduce the severity of symptoms by releasing muscle tension and stiffness through soft tissue manipulation.
Post-Surgical Swelling & Pain
Massage techniques, such as manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), can reduce post-surgical swelling, increase range of motion, and alleviate pressure on nerve endings by enhancing the natural process of fluid movement. MLD helps remove excess fluid from swollen areas, can treat chronic conditions like lymphedema, and can increase functional movement.
Scar Tissue & Adhesions
Massage helps to increase myofascial (muscle tissue) mobility and decrease chronic restriction from adhesions following surgery or other trauma to the body. Soft tissue mobilization, whether manual or instrument-assisted, yields profound results in breaking up scar tissue and increasing functional movement in the body.
High Blood Pressure
Managing blood pressure that is abnormally high is often led by a physician and can incorporate several treatment options depending on the individual. Many protocols focus strongly on stress reduction, and massage can be an effective means to reduce both physical and mental stress.