Massage therapy can ease your stress, alleviate pain, relieve anxiety, and promote general health and wellness. Arturo Portales, DO, FAARFM, and the team at OC Medical Tustin offers all types of therapeutic massage, including Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, myofascial release, prenatal massage, and more. Whether you’re looking to relax and feel pampered or specialized treatment for a soft tissue condition, our licensed massage therapist, Rhylan, at OC Medical Tustin can help. To schedule a massage, call the Tustin, California, office, or book an appointment online.
Therapeutic massage is a treatment in which a licensed massage therapist manipulates the soft tissues of the body (skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia) by rubbing, kneading, or pressing on the body. There are many types of massage modalities, designed to address specific symptoms and health concerns.
Massage therapy can offer a wide range of benefits, depending on the modality, the duration of the massage, and the number of massage treatments you have over a period of time. Stress reduction and pain management are just some of the reasons to consider working with a massage therapist.
Just one massage can offer the following benefits.
Massage therapy encourages the flow of lymph through the lymphatic system. Lymph transports white blood cells, which fight infection, to all of your body’s tissues. Lymph also carries away cellular waste, assisting with detoxification.
The licensed massage therapists at OC Medical Tustin have the training and experience to offer an array of beneficial massage modalities.
Some of the most popular types of massage include:
Swedish massage uses long, fluid strokes, firmer, circular motions, and gentle tapping and vibration to relax your whole body for maximum stress relief.
Deep tissue massage builds on the foundation of Swedish massage but includes stronger pressure to break up adhesion in the muscle fibers and connective tissue deep beneath the skin. Deep tissue can relieve chronic tension and help repair damaged muscle tissue.
Fascia is a connective tissue that encases the body’s internal structures. The term “myofascial” refers to the fascia that surrounds your muscles beneath the deep layers of the skin. During this type of massage, the therapist gradually stretches the fascia until chronic holding patterns are released, allowing the body to return to a more aligned and balanced state.
To experience the benefits of therapeutic massage, call to book an appointment at OC Medical Tustin or schedule online today.