Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure. It's generally considered part of integrative medicine. A common misconception about massage is that it's only part of a spa day and intended for pampering yourself. While this may be true for some people, it is most frequently a tool for stress reduction and pain relief.
Massage therapy may help:
- Nerve pain
- Soft tissue strains and injuries
- Sports injuries
- TMJ disorders
Massage Therapy Benefits
Massage therapy is an important part of specific medical treatment plans to help return patients to daily activities.
Benefits of massage therapy may include:
- Improved circulation
- Decreased muscle stiffness
- Decreased joint inflammation
- Better quality of sleep
Physical Therapy Massage Techniques
A number of physical therapy massage techniques improve strength, mobility, and function. Examples include:
- Active release technique (ART)
- Trigger point release
- Soft tissue massage
- Myofascial release
Why choose us?
When you choose
Kelly Hawkins PT for your care needs, you are choosing a team dedicated to providing the support and healing needed to get you back to your best. Our therapists will develop a personalized treatment plan unique to your needs leveraged through leading, outcomes-driven techniques intended to improve movement and overall function goals.
About our team
Our physical therapists are specialty trained in a range of specialties. We will also work collaboratively with your support network - from primary doctors to collegiate athletic trainers - to help you safely return to your day-to-day while optimizing performance and preventing re-injury. We treat patients of all ages and we pride ourselves on ease of access, convenience, quality of care, and a positive family-friendly environment.
At physical therapy appointments, we encourage patients to wear comfortable clothing that enable free-movement and that allows the therapist access to the injured body part. Most patients wear athletic clothes to the appointments.