When you think about massage therapy, you think about hot stones and luxuries day spas as they are portrayed in the movies. Well here is some great news, massages are no longer only available from high end country clubs and health spas! Massage Therapy has become increasingly popular over the last decade and is now becoming widely accepted as a treatment alongside medical practice. If you have never had a massage, here are some basics. OSR is here to be your Kailua massage therapy provider!
What is massage?
Massage is a general term for manual manipulation of your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage therapists typically use their hands and fingers for massage, but may also use their forearms, and elbows. Depending on the type of massage, the
There are more than 250 kinds of massages that are practiced all over different parts of the world. Some of the most common types of massage are:
Massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.
Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. Massages are a great way to relieve stress and to help your body relax. Along with this basic benefits, massage therapy can also be useful for helping:
Here at Oahu Spine and Rehab our specialists provide neuromuscular therapy that manipulates soft tissue with the aim of treating underlying causes of chronic pain involving the muscular and nervous systems. Contact us if you would like more information or would like to book a massage with us.