Massage Therapy

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy uses manual techniques to apply pressure to muscles and other soft tissues in your body. Your massage therapist uses various methods to ease tension, reduce pain, and promote healing after an injury.

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

You reap numerous health and wellness benefits from regular massages at Rocky Mountain Accident Care, such as:
●  Reduced stress, depression, and anxiety
●  Pain and tension relief
●  Less neck, shoulder, and back pain
●  Headache relief
●  Improved sleep
●  Relaxation
●  Joint pain relief

Massages help improve your physical and mental health. If you’ve been injured in an automobile or another accident, a massage helps you feel better and can enhance your recovery.

What are the different types of massages?

After experiencing a personal injury, your provider lets you know which type of massage best matches your individual needs. Examples include:

Swedish massage

During a Swedish massage, your massage therapist uses kneading, long strokes, vibration, tapping, deep circular movements, or other methods to place pressure on soft tissues, ease tension, and promote healing.

Sports massage

When you receive a sports massage, your therapist combines Swedish massage techniques with deep tissue massage to ease muscle tension and help you heal from sports-related injuries.

Deep tissue massage

Deep tissue massage involves slow, forceful strokes that target deep muscle and connective tissue, enhance recovery, reduce muscle damage, and ease pain.

Myofascial trigger point massage

Your massage therapist uses trigger point therapy to firmly press into painful trigger points, or tight muscle fibers, that form from injuries or overuse and can cause pain in other areas of your body.

What should I expect during my session?

When you arrive at your massage therapy appointment, which may last 30-60 minutes (or longer) depending on your needs and preferences, you lie down on a comfortable massage table. Your provider uses their hands or other tools to press down on different areas of your body. You feel pressure, but your massage should be relaxing and enjoyable.

When you’re ready for therapeutic massages that ease pain and restore your quality of life after an injury, call Rocky Mountain Accident Care today or book an appointment online.