Therapeutic Massage for Pain
Swedish And Deep-Tissue Massage (Therapeutic Massage)
Therapeutic massage for pain and injury is currently offered in both our Seattle and Tacoma
clinics. We offer two forms of Therapeutic Massage, Swedish Massage and Deep Tissue
Massages. Swedish Massage focuses on full body relaxation by using long, lighter strokes to target the superficial muscles and increasing blood circulation. Deep Tissue Massage focuses on specific painful areas by using firm pressure to relax deep muscles and tissues. Both are effective
forms of Massage Therapy and are used for pain and injury.
Massage for Pain
Therapeutic massage is widely used for pain and injury, and can be used in many painful conditions such as, back pain, headaches, arthritis and fibromyalgia. Massage releases serotonin which acts as an “anti-pain” chemical, it also improves blood circulation which helps to remove toxins from the blood and adhesions from the tissue. Massage also increases time spent in deep sleep, which is important as deep sleep allows our bodies to heal the most, thus leading to less pain.
Massage's Added Benefits
Massage is so relaxing and can do so much more than just reduce pain!
Massage can also:
- Increase joint flexibility
- Reduce mental fatigue and stress
- Promote faster healing of injured tissues
- Improve posture
- Reduce blood pressure
Some other added benefits of therapeutic massage are:
- Better sleep
- Improved concentration
- Reduced anxiety
- Overall sense of well-being.
Come and try out our wonderful and effective massage therapists!
Our Seattle massage therapist, Danisha Christian, has been treating patients for over a decade and was raised in a Native American healing tradition. We are honored to have her at our clinic.
Our Tacoma massage therapist, Amanda Fu-Kalilikane, is also an acupuncturist and she is currently credentialing with insurance through our clinic.
Currently, insurance is only taken for massage in Seattle office and we are only in network with Aetna. Our Tacoma therapeutic massage therapist, Amanda Fu-Kalilikane will be credentialed by December 2018.