Therapeutic Massage at Aligned Medical Group

Aligned Medical Group’s Approach to Massage Therapy

As part of our holistic approach to pain management, therapeutic massage plays an important role in a patient’s treatment. At Aligned Medical Group, we create a trusting relationship with each client, fostering open communication to keep our care aligned with your physical and mental well being goals. Our holistic approach to care incorporates massage therapy into treatment plans as a valuable tool for addressing various health concerns, while complementing a well-rounded health and wellness care plan.

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Beyond Relaxation: Aligned Medical Group’s Therapeutic Massage for Real Results

The targeted approach and primary objectives of a therapeutic massage is not the same as a plush spa-day massage experience. Our medically trained massage therapists focus on providing pain relief by promoting the body’s natural healing process as an alternative to medication or surgery. After each session, you can expect to see improvements in your body’s functionality and mobility, leading to a more active lifestyle. When you are scheduled for an hour-long therapeutic massage at Aligned Medical Group, you can expect hands on care for the full 60 minutes.

 

Types of Therapeutic Massage at Aligned Medical Group

  • Corrective: Tailored to each individual patient, corrective therapeutic massage aims to correct posture, imbalances, reduce pain, and enhance overall well-being. This may involve a variety of massage techniques used to target specific muscles, joints, or soft tissue problems.
  • Deep Tissue Therapeutic: This specialized therapeutic massage therapy focuses on addressing tension and tightness in the varying muscle layers and connective tissues. Applying firm pressure and slow strokes to target specific areas of chronic muscle tension, adhesions, or knots, deep tissue massage aims to break down adhesions and release built-up tension, promoting improved blood flow and flexibility. It is often utilized to alleviate chronic pain, rehabilitate injuries, and enhance overall mobility.
  • Instrument Assisted: Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization is a therapeutic massage technique that removes scar tissue using uniquely shaped instruments or tools to facilitate the healing process. This process breaks down scar tissue, releases muscle adhesions, and improves circulation.
  • Trigger Point Therapy: Trigger point massage therapy is when a massage therapist applies direct pressure to localized areas of muscle tightness and hyperirritability often using fingers, thumbs, or specialized tools. The goal is to release the tension in the affected muscle fibers, alleviate pain, and improve range of motion.
  • Facial Reflexology: Facial reflexology massage stimulates specific reflex points on the face to promote balance and well-being throughout your body. This therapeutic massage technique is based on the belief that various areas of the face correspond to different organs and systems, and by applying pressure to these points, practitioners aim to improve energy flow, reduce tension, and enhance overall relaxation.
  • Swedish Massage: A Swedish massage utilizes a combination of long, flowing strokes, kneading, and gentle tapping to relax muscles and improve circulation. This therapeutic massage approach focuses on promoting relaxation, reducing stress, and enhancing overall well-being.
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Conditions Therapeutic Massage Helps

  • Injury Rehabilitation: Therapeutic massage is an important hands on approach to injury rehabilitation as it helps to alleviate muscle tension and reduce inflammation and contributes to improved range of motion and flexibility.
  • Tension Headaches: Masking the symptoms of tension headaches with medications won’t help alleviate the underlying muscle tension and stress that contribute to the discomfort of tension headaches. Therapeutic massage releases tight muscles in your neck, shoulders and upper back while improving circulation and releasing endorphins that ease the psychological components associated with these headaches.
  • Muscle and Postural Tension: Therapeutic massage targets tight muscles to release tension and correct postural imbalances. Trained therapists use focused massage and manipulation techniques to length and relax tense muscles and relieve strain on joints to promote better posture.
  • Scar Tissue Pain and Restriction: By targeting areas restricted by scar tissue build up, therapeutic massage breaks down the adhesions which aids in the remodeling of the scar tissue so that it minimally affects mobility and pain. The stimulation of collagen production during massage aides in healing and alleviating discomfort and restrictions related to scar tissue.
  • Lower Back and Neck Pain: Regular therapeutic massage sessions can play a vital role in managing and alleviating lower back and neck pain. Skilled massage therapists use proven techniques that target tense or strained muscles, ligaments and connective tissue that surround the lower back and neck areas and release of the body’s natural painkillers to provide pain relief.
  • Sports Performance: Therapeutic massage enhances sports performance by promoting muscle flexibility, reducing stiffness, and improving range of motion. It aids in the prevention of injuries by addressing muscle imbalances, promoting quicker recovery, and increasing blood circulation, contributing to an athlete’s overall physical well-being and optimal performance.
  • Stress Reduction: Known to be a powerful tool for stress reduction, therapeutic massage induces a state of deep relaxation by promoting the release of tension in muscles and calming the nervous system. The rhythmic strokes and pressure applied produces endorphins, fostering a sense of well-being and tranquility.
  • Pregnancy-Related Pain: During pregnancy, a mother’s body changes both internally and externally to accommodate her growing baby. Using specialized techniques, a therapeutic massage specialist can offer safe and effective pain management for pregnancy-related pain caused by changes in posture, weight distribution, and hormonal fluctuations.
  • Arthritis Management: Therapeutic massage plays a crucial role in arthritis management by reducing joint stiffness, improving flexibility, and alleviating muscle tension associated with the condition. The gentle manipulation of tissues helps enhance circulation, delivering nutrients to joints and mitigating inflammation, providing relief and contributing to an improved quality of life.

Doctor-Therapist Connection: Aligned Medical Group’s Integrated Approach to Massage

At Aligned Medical Group, your care is the focus of a team of doctors and therapeutic massage specialists that provide collaborative care for your body and overall lifestyle. Doctors and therapists connect with each patient to assess their condition and provide an integrative plan to get the best results.

How Therapeutic Massage at Aligned Medical Group Aims to Enhance Your Mobility

Complementing the doctor’s care, our experienced therapeutic massage therapists address muscular tension, promote relaxation, and enhance mobility with hands-on massage techniques. Open communication properly completes the connection between the doctor, therapist, and patient creating a synergistic approach that combines medical expertise with holistic therapeutic care for optimal results in pain management and overall health.

Aligned Medical Group: Where Therapeutic Massage Meets Medical Expertise

Unlike a typical doctor’s office, Aligned Medical Group’s medical experts take an integrative approach and embrace the benefits therapeutic massage therapists provide. Without the frills found in a relaxation day spa, patients will see better improvements in a shorter time frame because of Aligned Medical Group’s collaborative approach to provide the best pain management care for each patient. Unlike a typical relaxation spa which builds in time for dressing and undressing during your appointment, a 60-minute appointment at Aligned Medical Group means 60 quality minutes with the massage therapist. Make a massage therapy appointment at Aligned Medical Group today!