Massage is becoming an increasingly popular treatment for those who are suffering from pain, especially chronic neck and back pain. The hands-on therapy involves manipulation of muscles and other soft tissues using everything from gentle stroking to kneading. Together, these movements can help relieve tension and reduce stress by enhancing a person’s blood flow. It can also reduce substances in the body that may generate and sustain pain.
What are the benefits of massage and therapeutic body work?
Individuals who use massage therapy as party of their treatment plan may experience a decrease in pain syndromes, an increased joint range of motion, improved flexibility and general tissue health, increased overall body awareness, and stress reduction, among many other things.
How is Tindle & Associates Different?
Many people visit a massage therapist and feel great on the table, but as soon as they get home, or even to their car, the effects are gone.
Tindle & Associates is different. We offer a greater, more specialized experience so you can walk away feeling your best. Each of our body workers have more than 20 years of experience and often take education classes to ensure they’re up-to-date with the latest methods and training. Our skills range from extremely deep to very light, so we can find a treatment method that fits you best.
How does Tindle & Associates use massage therapy to treat patients?
Tindle & Associates uses several different methods of therapeutic body work to treat patients. We specialize in methods including myofascial release, deep tissue mobilization, craniosacral techniques, and lymphatic drainage. Here’s a closer look at each of these:
Myofascial Release – Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy that helps treat pain and restricted motion. During this procedure, the practitioner uses their elbows, knuckles, and other tools to stretch the body’s connective tissue. This usually results in increased blood flow to the area, allowing the body to self-correct itself and ease the patient’s pain.
Deep Tissue Mobilization – During this type of treatment, the practitioner will use slow strokes and finger pressure on the problem areas, while following along the fibers of the body’s tendons, fascia, and muscles. This helps unstick the muscle’s fibers, thus removing toxins and encouraging proper oxygen circulation. Deep tissue mobilization can be used to cure specific problems like chronic pain, limited mobility, osteoarthritis pain, fibromyalgia, and muscle tension.
Craniosacral Techniques – During craniosacral therapy, the practitioner gently touches the patient’s temples, forehead, back of the head, and tailbone to detect and correct any imbalances and relieve pressure on the brain and spinal cord. This may be a treatment option for you if you’re suffering from migraine headaches, chronic neck and back pain, fibromyalgia, brain and spinal cord injuries, and much more.
Lymphatic Drainage – In this procedure, the practitioner uses specialized and gentle rhythmic techniques to move the skin in the direction of the lymph flow. This helps stimulate the lymphatic vessels that carry substances to the defense of the body, thus removing waste products. This may be a treatment option for you if you’re suffering from lymphedema, toxic build-up in the ankles and legs, cellulite, excess weight, acne or other skin conditions, stress, anxiety, and much more.
Explore the Benefits of Massage in Austin, Texas
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