Massage therapy is a relaxing way to heal damaged tissues and release tension from sore muscles. Darin Faller, DC, and the providers at SC Stem Cell in Columbia, South Carolina, use massage therapy to treat a variety of common conditions, including to relieve pain, rehabilitate sports injuries, and increase relaxation. To learn more about the many massage techniques that SC Stem Cell offers, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Massage Therapy Q & A
What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy involves manipulating your body’s soft tissues to release tension and relieve pain. Practitioners all over the world use massage therapy to a variety of conditions, including chronic pain and stiffness. It also helps improve blood circulation, flexibility, and promotes injury recovery.
Which conditions can massage therapy improve?
The soft-tissue manipulation techniques utilized by massage therapy helps improve an array of physical and mental conditions, such as:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Chronic fatigue
- Hip pain
- Knee pain
- Lyme disease
- Muscle aches
- Pulled muscle
- Migraines and headaches
- Joint pain
Its noninvasive nature makes massage therapy the perfect supplemental to innovative therapies like stem cell therapy and hyperbaric chambers.
Which types of massage therapy are available?
SC Stem Cell offers three types of massages at their office, depending on your condition and health goals:
Deep tissue massage
A deep tissue massage directly muscle pain, tension, and stiffness for maximum relaxation. Most people choose a deep tissue massage when they have a specific injury or condition, such as back pain, neck pain, or sports injury pain. Because a deep tissue massage breaks up scar tissue, which inhibits circulation, it can significantly reduce chronic pain. The goal is to break up adhesions — tight knots of rigid tissue — to improve flexibility and function.
If you’re experiencing a condition related to inflammation or poor immune function, a lymphatic massage can help relieve pain, swelling, and inflammation. Many people use lymphatic massages to reduce the side effects of arthritis, chemotherapy, and fibromyalgia. This type of massage can also help improve blood circulation and lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
A Swedish massage is one of the most popular types of massages available. This type of massage involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on the topmost layers of muscle. While performing the massage, your SC Stem Cell provider also gently moves the joints to release tension and improve flexibility. Most people describe a Swedish massage as both relaxing and energizing.
To relieve pain and tension in your body, schedule a massage therapy appointment with SC Stem Cell by calling the office or booking a visit online today.