Unlike most massage chains and spas, we don’t do a generalized Swedish Massage.
Every person is different and has specific physical pains or restrictions; so we treat the
individual based upon their specific problems in an effort to alleviate their pain. While
the goal of a Swedish session is just to relax you and loosen up muscle tension, our
sessions have only one goal, to stop you from hurting.
How Can Massage Therapy Help With Injuries?
When someone is hurting as a result of a minor or serious injury, the musculature in
your body reacts to the trauma. As an example: You get into a car accident and suffer
whiplash (the sudden deceleration and acceleration of your head) in an attempt to
prevent injury, your muscles will contract violently to try to counter the fast motion of
your head. Unfortunately, when trying to prevent bodily injury, that is exactly what it
causes. The muscles in your neck will spasm and lock up causing pain.
What Does It Mean For A Muscle To Spasm?
When a muscle is contracted for a long period of time (sleeping, driving, performing the
same repetitive motions) the muscle will develop Trigger Points. Trigger Points are firm,
palpable, highly irritable spots in a taught (tight) band of muscle fiber or fascia,
characterized by exquisite tenderness, referred pain, and loss of range of motion. More
Commonly referred to as “Knots” in the muscle. These cause shortness of the muscle,
putting tension on its attachments to the bone.