Therapeutic Massage Specialist

Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation -  - Physical Therapy

Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

PHYSICAL THERAPY & REHABILITATION, LOCATED IN WASHINGTON, DC

Therapeutic massage benefits many health needs and conditions. At Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, the team customizes your therapeutic massage using a wide range of techniques to match your health needs and goals. To schedule a therapeutic massage consultation, call the office in Downtown Washington, DC, or book an appointment online today.

Therapeutic Massage Q&A

What is therapeutic massage?

Therapeutic massage, also known as medical massage, is a type of hands-on therapy designed to treat various health conditions. Massage therapy is an ancient health practice and one of the first tools used to treat pain.

Today, many people view massage therapy as more of a luxury than a medical treatment. But health care professionals use massage therapy as a complementary treatment to assist in addressing a wide range of medical conditions. 

What are the types of therapeutic massage?

Massage therapy uses many tools and techniques to achieve the desired results. The team at Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation provides many types of therapeutic massage, including:

Swedish massage

The Swedish massage is the most common type of therapeutic massage. During this type of massage, the therapist uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration, and tapping to ease muscle tension and pain.

Deep tissue massage

A deep tissue massage benefits those suffering from painful and stiff muscles. For this type of therapeutic massage, the therapist applies deep pressure, focusing on the areas of the body where you have pain and stiffness.

Sports massage

A sports massage combines techniques from a Swedish massage and a deep tissue massage to release chronic tension. The Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation massage therapy team adapts this type of massage to meet the specific needs of each athlete.

Myofascial trigger release

Myofascial trigger release is a type of therapeutic massage that focuses on trigger points, which are muscle knots that cause pain that may radiate to other parts of the body. Trigger points may also affect mobility.

Massage therapy with essential oils

Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation may also perform a therapeutic massage using essential oils.

Who benefits from therapeutic massage?

The team at Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation offers therapeutic massage to treat a wide range of pain conditions. You may benefit from this complementary therapy to help with your:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Knee pain from osteoarthritis
  • Headache
  • Fibromyalgia

However, the pain relief from therapeutic massage is for the short term and not a replacement for any other treatments the team at Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation may recommend for your condition.

To learn more about therapeutic massage, call Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, or schedule an appointment online today.