Medical Massage

Our medical-model massage is results-oriented and focuses on the healing of soft tissue through various rehabilitative modalities that address our many layers of fascia and muscle.  When an area of the body is stressed, surrounding tissues thicken in order to protect the injured site.  With a combination of massage and stretching, muscle can regain its appropriate length and pain is minimized if not alleviated.  Massage accomplishes this because it softens fascia, which allows for optimal circulation of lymphatic fluids and makes our muscles operate more efficiently and with greater strength.  This leads to better overall health, well-being, and comfort.  


The following symptoms are just a few that may be relieved with medical massage:

– back and/or neck pain

– headaches

– athletic injuries (shin splints, knee pain, tennis elbow, muscle pulls, etc.)

– post-surgical rehabilitation

– whiplash

– planter fasciitis

– muscle cramping

– spine/neck curvature

– gait imbalances

– decreased range of motion

– athletic training/competition aches and pains


In addition, medical massage is an excellent precursor or adjunctive therapy to physical or occupation therapy or chiropractic services.  HTS massage therapists can find problems at their root sources and have a successful record of rehabilitating chronic pain patients using their soft tissue expertise.


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