If you are considering getting yourself a massage the first step is to figure out what kind of massage you need. A massage to help with relaxation is probably not the same kind you want if you are seeking treatment for an injury or sore muscles. There are a wide variety of massage options, each designed to help treat a specific problem or issue.
The most popular type of massage to get is Swedish massage. Swedish massage can be used to aid in relaxation or to treat sore and aching muscles. Chiropractors will sometimes have a therapist use this massage on a patient to make it easier when they adjust them.
If you suffer from chronic back pain, injuries, or incorrect posture, deep tissue massage may be what you need. More pressure will be applied than other massages as the therapist needs to reach deeper layers of muscle. It is common to be a little sore for a few days after getting this kind of massage but the end result is well worth it.
For the person that enjoys an active lifestyle Sports massage is a perfect fit. This massage style helps to prevent injuries, treat injuries, and can help to enhance your performance. It does this by emphasizing stretching during the massage.
When getting any type of massage you want to make sure that the therapist is certified in the kind of massage you are after. Otherwise you may find yourself feeling a lot worse from the treatment, not better. Portland injury therapy, deep tissue and pregnancy massage are just a few of the services we offer. Call or email to book an appointment.
By Jeff Dougal