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
Why choose us?
When you choose
PRN Physical Therapy 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.
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