Massage Therapy

At MNRS we provide massage therapy to our clients. Massage therapy is certainly relaxing, but it’s also so much more. Unlike the massages offered at spas, our massage services aim to improve joint mobility, posture, blood circulation and provide other therapeutic benefits. Our licensed physical therapists specialize in the most effective massage therapies to alleviate your discomfort and pain.

We offer numerous massage techniques, such as trigger point therapy, myofascial release, compression massage, and more. Each massage technique is individually selected to address your specific pain points and concerns. If you’re experiencing body pains and aches or want to achieve stress relief, please contact our physical therapists in Miami today.

What is Massage Therapy?

The concept of massage therapy dates back to 3000 BCE in India, and it’s one of the earliest forms of pain relief treatments. Massage therapy involves manipulating the body using vibrations, motions, tension, and manual pressure. The pressure applied to the soft tissues is adjusted according to the specific technique and condition.

Massage therapy provides significant benefits for patients with joint mobility problems. When your body is injured or inflamed, it develops tough scar tissues that eventually restrict movements. Massage techniques safely break up these scar tissues to alleviate discomfort and restore a pain-free range of motion. Massage therapy also alleviates stress and anxieties. For these reasons, our patients benefit greatly from massage therapy.

Am I a Candidate for Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is suitable for all patients because it’s adjusted according to your individual needs and goals. On one end, massage therapy can alleviate the stiffness and discomfort that sets in after a long day of work. On the other end, massage therapy can form an essential component of your post-surgery recovery.

Furthermore, massage therapy can also alleviate the symptoms of fibromyalgia, chronic back pain, headaches, sciatica, arthritis, and other conditions. In fact, massage therapy is often offered with standard treatments for numerous medical conditions. Therapeutic massage therapy once a month can ensure you always feel at your best.

You Need Massage Therapy if You…

  • Are experiencing headaches and neck pain
  • Have trouble sleeping because of body aches
  • Have stiff, tender, or aching muscles
  • Are extremely stressed due to work or personal factors
  • Are experiencing limited range of motion
  • Are an athlete or fitness enthusiast

Benefits of Massage Therapy

  • Reduce muscle tensions
  • Reduce body aches
  • Improve blood circulation
  • Reduce stress
  • Improve joint mobility
  • Improve skin tone
  • Facilitate recovery from injuries
  • Facilitate recovery after surgeries

Massage Therapy Techniques

Trigger point therapy is a form of massage therapy that relieves pressure from ‘trigger points,’ the painful and tense knots found in muscles. Physical therapists apply pressure to these tense muscle tissues to alleviate pain from the centers of muscular hyperactivity. This treatment improves blood circulation in the trigger area, stretches the tight tissues, and releases the surrounding soft tissues, promoting long-term relief from musculoskeletal pains.

Myofascial release is a massage technique that relieves myofascial pain syndrome, a chronic condition caused by excessive tightness of the myofascial tissues. The physical therapist gently massages your body and feels for the tense/ stiff knots of myofascial tissues. They stretch and massage the rigid areas with manual pressure to release the tension, thereby relieving pain and tension throughout the body.

Aromatherapy is an excellent addition to your existing massage therapy plan because it offers additional comfort and relaxation. Aromatherapy involves using essential oils, such as lavender, lemongrass, geranium, etc., to promote relaxation, stress relief, and uplift your mood.

Compression massage is a technique wherein the therapist generates rhythmic compressions in your muscles to soften the tissues and increase blood circulation. This is often integrated into sports massage as a warm-up before deep tissue and trigger point techniques.

Cross-fiber technique involves stretching techniques that broaden and relax large muscle groups and connective tissues. The physical therapist also integrated movements to break up adhesions and scar tissues, thereby aiding the recovery process after injuries.

Swedish massage is a relaxing technique that incorporates a range of motions to alleviate body aches and stress. The physical therapist combines various movements, such as circular pressure with the hands, oscillatory movements, tapping, stretching, gliding strokes, kneading, and more.

Schedule an Appointment

Miami Neurology & Rehabilitation Specialists is led by a team of talented physical therapists. Depending on your specific pain symptoms, conditions, and goals, our massage therapists use specific techniques to relieve pain, improve mobility, and break up scar tissues caused by inflammations. Each massage therapy is unique, just like you.

Please schedule an appointment with our massage therapists in Miami to discuss your hands-on treatment plan.


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