What is Massage therapy?
The massage that is prescribed in our office is therapeutic massage, with techniques used for deep tissue work and muscle rehabilitation, including myofascial release, neuromuscular reeducation and stretching techniques. This type of massage does not necessarily make you “feel good” the first visit or two because of the deep tissue work. When muscles have been injured due to an accident or to a sprain/strain-type injury, they will be very tight and knotted up and will require direct work to loosen up the tissues and release built up toxins that contribute to the persistence of symptomatology, which may cause some discomfort and, and in some cases, even some flu-like symptoms. It is important to drink plenty of water following massage therapy in order to flush the released toxins out of the system