Are you constantly bothered by an old sports injury? Are you pregnant and looking for a safe way to relieve some stress? Do you just need to relax after a day at the office? Lifetime Spines keeps massage therapists on staff, so our chiropractic patients as well as other Austin residents can enjoy a relaxing or releasing massage. We offer several types of massage at our clinic. You are sure to find one that fits your needs regardless of whether you need help with years of built up tension, or you just want to sleep better.
Deep Tissue Massage
The depth of a deep tissue massage promotes the release of chronic muscle tension and provides a deeper pain relief compared to a Swedish massage. Deep tissue massage can also be used to loosen scar tissue, lengthen muscles, and promote healing in chronic injuries or injuries caused by overuse. This type of massage has also been known to help with limited mobility, postural problems, and general muscle tension.
Trigger Point Therapy
As the title suggests, trigger point therapy targets particular areas within muscle tissue that are especially tight. The therapist goes back and forth between isolated pressure and release to help manage the pain and stress caused by chronic injuries. This type of massage is great for treating pain because the therapist targets specific pain points on the body.
Sports therapy is helpful for athletes because of the amount of wear and tear athletes tend to put their bodies through. Our sports therapy massage services focus on the overused and therefore stressed parts of the body in order to promote flexibility, which decreases the likelihood of injury, and improve endurance. Sports therapy can also decrease the time it takes for you to recover after exercising.
Fascia is the thin, strong, elastic connective tissue that encloses most structures within the body including organs and muscles. Myofascial release therapy focuses on this tissue in order to get contracted muscles to relax. It also increases lymphatic drainage and circulation, stimulates the stretch reflex of muscles, improves blood flow, and reduces muscle soreness.
Our prenatal massage therapy was designed around the pregnant woman’s body and is successful at relieving headaches and backaches, reducing feelings of fatigue, and enhancing sleep. Studies have shown that prenatal massage can decrease anxiety levels and symptoms of depression. They have also shown that prenatal massage can help with joint pain and other muscle aches, improve labor, and promote good newborn health.
If you’ve never had a professional massage before, this is probably what you imagine. Swedish massages utilize light to medium pressure in order to promote circulation and lymph movement, relieve stress, and treat chronic pain. Benefits include physical and mental relaxation, decreased stress, less muscle tension, and better range of motion.
Whether a sports massage sounds just right or the directed pressure of trigger point therapy is your preferred method, Lifetime Spines can take care of you. We offer massage specials in Austin; request an appointment today.