WHAT IS MASSAGE THERAPY?

People often use the terms Massage Therapy and Swedish Massage as if they are the same thing, because the Swedish style is the most common form of massage therapy in the United States. But Swedish Massage is just one of hundreds of techniques and modalities used by well-trained Licensed Massage Therapists.

Massage therapy for pain relief improves circulation by bringing oxygen and other nutrients to body tissues. Massage therapists use long, smooth strokes, kneading and other movements focused on superficial layers of muscle using massage oil or lotion. It relieves muscle tension and pain, increases flexibility and mobility, and helps clear lactic acid and other waste, which reduces pain and stiffness in muscles and joints.

The specific types of massage that are offered at Hohman Rehab are :

SWEDISH MASSAGE
One of the most commonly taught and well-known massage techniques, Swedish massage is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. Therapists use a combination of kneading, rolling, vibration, percussion, and tapping movements, with the application of oil or lotion, to reduce friction on the skin. The many benefits of Swedish massage may include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, and improved circulation, which will speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.

Deep Tissue Massage – releases chronic pain and tension in the superficial and deep layers of muscle and fascia. Treatment includes using slow strokes, direct pressure, or friction applied across the grain of the muscles with the hands, fingers, forearms and elbows.

Neuromuscular Therapy – helps to alleviate acute and chronic pain conditions, as well as to deactivate tight, contracted and hyper-irritable areas in the muscles that refer pain and tingling to other parts of the body. By applying concentrated pressure to release these trigger points, normal muscle movement may be restored and the pain spasm cycle disrupted.

Myofascial Release – involves applying sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. Myofascial is comprised of the word “myo” referring to muscle and “fascia”, which refers to the collagenous web that surrounds, supports, and connects all of our muscles.

Trigger Point  Massage – Trigger point therapy is also called myofascial trigger point therapy. It was developed by Dr. Janet Travel in the United States in the 1940’s. Trigger points are painful areas of muscle that has become taut. They are often referred to as “knots”, because that’s what it feels like when touched. Treatment of trigger points is done by applying pressure with the fingers to specific  points on the body which relieves the symptoms.  When pressed, these cause a painful reaction at that location and often radiate to other areas of the body.

Orthopedic Massage – uses a combination of deep tissue massage, neuromuscular therapy and myofascial release to revive injured muscles and restore proper range of motion. This therapy is an effective and excellent modality for:

  • Achilles Tendinosis
  • Bicipital Tendinosis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Cervical Pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Hamstring Strain
  • Headaches
  • ITB Friction Syndrome
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Patellar Tendinosis
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pronator Teres Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Tarsal Tunnel
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Thoracic Outlet
  • Ulnar Nerve entrapment
  • Whiplash

We see clients for massage therapy in the Clermont 34711 area!