What is

Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is the manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. 

 

​It can be effective for relaxation and rehabilitation.

 

After consulting with you, I will develop a plan to best help you.  I will perform my massage using a combination of the below techniques.

 

Swedish Massage combines light to medium pressure with long strokes to calm the nervous system, promote relaxation, boost your mood, stimulate your blood circulation and lymphatic systems, and keep muscle tissues more  supple. It is most effective when you receive it on a regular basis. 

 

Deep Tissue Massage​ concentrates on the deeper layers of tissue to relieve tension and increase blood flow.  It is performed on a specific area of the body and concentrates on getting down to the deeper layers of muscle and fascia.  It is very slow but effective at breaking up adhesions and scar tissue.  It should not be confused with a deep pressure Swedish massage. ​

 

Neuromuscular Therapy​ is also referred to as trigger point therapy. Trigger points are a component of muscle pain in 93% of muscle pains seen in pain clinics and 85% of the time, trigger points are the SOLE cause of such pain. Trigger points are small “knots” in your muscles that when compressed create referred pain locally or to other areas of your body.

Types of

Massage

Common

Pain Caused by Trigger Points

Trigger points in tight neck muscles can be the cause of a pounding headache behind your eye, base of your skull, or anywhere in your head
In your shoulder, trigger points can cause pain or numbness to radiate down your arm and into your hands
In your hips, trigger points can cause pain or numbness to radiate down your leg and often mimics sciatic pain

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Located inside Age Less Wellness Clinic

3303 S. Lindsay Rd, Ste 119A 

Gilbert, AZ 85297

480.382.1366

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Monday      - closed

Tuesday      - 9am-5pm

Wednesday - 2pm-7pm

Thursday    - closed

Friday        - 9am-5pm

Saturday    - once per month as needed

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