Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques to enhance function, aid in the healing process, decrease muscle spasm, and to promote relaxation and well-being.
At Ohio Valley Optimal Healthcare, our healthcare providers recommend massage to many patients as part of treatment, to help relieve pain, soreness, or stiffness. It’s just one more way we help patients get back on the road to optimal health.
Swedish massage is a lighter, more relaxing massage to relieve stress and tension – the most common and best-known type of massage. If it’s your first time getting a massage or you don’t get massages very often, the Swedish massage is perfect for you.
Deep Tissue Massage
This is a more therapeutic massage for those who are seeking relief from pain or tension stemming from soft tissue related dysfunction. This massage utilizes deeper and more focused techniques such as Trigger-Point Therapy, in order to reduce uncomfortable symptoms.
This type of massage is geared toward athletes of every kind. Based on the athlete’s sport of choice. the massages will focus on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.