Types of Therapeutic Massages

Massages are a great way to promote relaxation and improve circulation, but they can also help with pain relief. Chronic pain, whether due to an injury or a health condition, can affect your ability to perform daily tasks. Therapeutic massages help alleviate pain, as well as reduce inflammation, swelling, and stiffness. The experienced providers at the Personal Spa Massage Center in Mokena, IL, and serving Mokena, Frankfort, New Lenox, Orland Park, Tinley Park, and surrounding areas, offer therapeutic massages to relieve pain and promote healing.

Types of Therapeutic Massages

Therapeutic massages utilize a variety of techniques to manipulate muscle tissue and other soft tissue. Massage techniques include kneading, gliding, rubbing, tapping, stroking, pounding, vibration, and deep circular motions. These techniques help with chronic pain and discomfort by reducing inflammation, tightness, tension, and pressure, while improving flexibility. Also called massage therapy, therapeutic massages often provide both immediate and long-term relief.

We offer several different types of therapeutic massage at our spa in Mokena & Frankfort, IL. Based on your individual preferences and needs, as well as the type of chronic pain you are experiencing, we will recommend the right type of massage for you. Some of the therapeutic massage techniques we commonly use include:

  • Deep tissue massage — This type of massage targets deep tissues to help relax muscles that are tense or knotted. Deep tissue massage also helps reduce swelling, inflammation, stiffness, and pain.
  • Hot stone massage — This massage technique involves placing heated stones on areas of the body affected by pain and discomfort. The hot stones warm up achy muscle tissue, which helps sooth and relax the muscles.
  • Swedish massage — This type of massage is what most people think of as the classic or traditional massage. The techniques used in Swedish massage help improve circulation and blood flow, as well as promote deep relaxation.
  • Sports massage — Special massage techniques are used to improve flexibility, range of motion, and functionality, which can help prevent injuries when active, working out, or participating in sports.

Benefits of Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic massages offer numerous benefits. In addition to providing relief from chronic pain, massage therapy also helps improve flexibility, range of motion, and so much more. Some of the many benefits of therapeutic massage include:

  • Alleviates pain and discomfort
  • Improves flexibility and range of motion
  • Reduces muscle tension and stress
  • Alleviates pressure on the nerves
  • Reduces inflammation and swelling
  • Improves blood flow and circulation
  • Stimulates the body’s natural healing processes
  • Reduces anxiety and stress
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Helps prevent injuries
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Improves sleep
  • Reduces stress

If you are dealing with chronic pain, stiffness, inflammation, or discomfort, therapeutic massages could provide relief. To schedule a therapeutic massage, call the Personal Spa Massage Center in Mokena, IL, and serving Mokena, Frankfort, New Lenox, Orland Park, Tinley Park, and surrounding areas, at (708) 478-3000.

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