Massage can help relieve pain, promote relaxation, assist with de-stressing, as well as help restore the body after strenuous activity or injury. There are a number of different massage types and having a massage from someone qualified can make a big difference in pain as well as in promoting relaxation. Whether you are suffering from an injury, repetitive strain, or you want to de-stress and unwind, getting a massage can make an impact.
At Injury Care Centers, with six locations in Florida, including Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and Orange Park, we can provide massage to help with back pain, muscle problems, and sports injury rehabilitation.
We offer deep tissue massage, therapeutic massage, sports massage, Swedish massage, stone massage, and Thai massage.
Read on to learn more about each option and feel free to book an appointment with us for any of the below options as well as for pain management and treatment of sports and accident-related injuries.
Whether you’ve injured yourself in an accident while playing a sport or exercising, you suffer from fibromyalgia or back problems, or you simply feel that you would benefit from massage, we are taking on new patients and would be happy to schedule you into one of our clinics.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage can help with a variety of pain issues, by applying pressure with slow strokes to unknot muscles, break up scar tissue, and improve the alignment of tissue. Deep tissue massage can be particularly helpful with back pain, stiff neck, and injuries due to repetitive motion.
Therapeutic massage focuses on therapy of specific areas. This differs from relaxation massage, which is typically a light massage designed to help a person feel more relaxed. Therapeutic massages focus on a specific problem. Do you have muscle spasms? Are you suffering from carpal tunnel? Is there lower back pain? We focus on a specific area with therapeutic massage.
The sports massage technique can be used to target specific muscles as part of a training regimen. It can also be used after a heavy workout, or more often is used after a specific event, such as a championship game or marathon. This type of massage can help you get geared up for specific exercise / events, help during down-time in the middle of competition, or restoratively after you’ve had strenuous activity in a particular sport.
Swedish massage is quite popular and most well-known for relaxation benefits. Longer strokes, circular strokes, kneading, and tapping is involved. This massage focuses on overall relaxation offer some great benefits to unfurl muscles, help the body release toxins naturally, as well as assisting with enhanced flexibility and circulation.
Hot stone massage involves heated stones placed at specific points on the body, such as the spine, the stomach, chest, face, feet. Like Swedish massage, this promotes a deep sense of relaxation and can be excellent for those dealing with stress and anxiety. Stone massage will also alleviate many types of aches and pains. Hot stones or cold stones can be used. Many leverage stone massage and other types of massage for help boosting the immune system as well.
What is Thai massage and how can it help you? Elements of Yoga, acupressure, and massage are all used to bring deep relaxation, to help stretch muscles and improve alignment and posture. Those who receive Thai massage will go through a series of Yoga poses, stretching, practicing mindful breathing techniques, while working with a Thai massage specialist who supervises and massages throughout the procedure.