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Massage Therapy

Advanced Integrative Medical Center

Alternative Medicine & Integrative Medicine located in Redondo Beach, CA

When it comes to managing your pain, conventional treatments aren’t always helpful. At Advanced Integrative Medical Center in Redondo Beach, California, the team offers many alternative treatments to manage pain, including massage therapy. To schedule an appointment to see if you can benefit from massage therapy, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Massage Therapy Q & A

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy is no longer a treat you give yourself after hitting a major milestone at work. Massage therapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses hands-on muscle manipulation to relieve pain and stress and improve health and wellness. 

Am I a good candidate for massage therapy?

The team at Advanced Integrative Medical Center determines if you’re a good candidate for massage therapy during an evaluation. The alternative treatment has been shown to be beneficial in the management of:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Knee pain 
  • Arthritis
  • Repetitive stress injuries

Massage therapy may also reduce anxiety, improve your sleep, and lower your blood pressure. The team may incorporate massage therapy into your treatment to support healing after an auto accident or personal injury.

What are the types of massage therapy?

In general, massage therapy refers to a manipulation of your muscles to reduce pain and improve range of motion. Different types of massage therapy use varying degrees of pressure and stretching to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

The types of massage therapy include:

Swedish massage

Swedish massage uses gentle strokes, kneading, and deep circular movements to help your muscles and body relax, while also restoring energy.

Trigger point massage

Trigger point massage focuses on relieving tight, knotted muscles that often cause radiating pain through targeted pressure and kneading. 

Sports massage

If you’re an athlete, you may benefit from a sports massage to improve muscle health and tone and prevent injury. The techniques used for a sports massage are similar to the Swedish massage.

Deep tissue massage

If your muscles are injured or damaged, the team at Advanced Integrative Medical Center may suggest a deep tissue massage to stimulate your deep muscles and connective tissue to assist in the healing process.

The type of massage you need depends on the reason you need massage therapy and your overall health goals. The team at Advanced Integrative Medical Center reviews all of your treatment options before you get started so you know what to expect. 

Massage therapy is a supportive treatment that may reduce pain and improve your overall quality of life. To learn more about the benefits of massage therapy and how it may help you, contact Advanced Integrative Medical Center by phone or online today.