Therapeutic Massage & Manual Therapy
Most of our patient’s receive Therapeutic Massage and/or Manual Therapy as part of their Corrective Treatment Plan since muscle damage is often secondary to Neurological Disorders and in most cases has been present for many years. To assist the Physical Medicine Departments in Correcting the years of muscle damage that has accumulated we utilize the safest and best practices of manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques, to enhance function, aid in the healing process, decrease muscle reflex activity, inhibit motor-neuron excitability, promote relaxation and well-being, and as a recreational activity.
Massage involves working and acting on the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical aids. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system.
In our professional setting your Therapeutic Massage involves you being treated while lying on a massage table, or sitting in a massage chair to aid in the healing process and to promote relaxation.
Some benefits of therapeutic massage are:
- Headache reduction
- Reduced stress
- Less absenteeism
- Increased energy
- Reduced Fatigue
- Greater ability to enjoy daily life
- Lowered blood pressure
- Reduced back strain
- Improved employee retention
"Since starting care at Optimal Performance I have seen results that I didn’t even think were possible. I’m back doing things, like running, that I had discontinued due to my pain."
"Since becoming a patient at Optimal Performance Health Care Center I have had major improvement in mobility and comfort. I have no pain!"
"I am now back performing things that I loved doing like jogging, hiking, swimming, biking & socializing more!"
"I can’t tell you when my last migraine occurred. What was once an everyday awful norm is now a thing of the past. My expectations have been exceeded!"