From the time we are infants, we humans both express and feel a wide range of emotions through touch. More than any of our remaining four senses, our sense of touch brings us love and pain. Therapeutic massage is about removing pain and restoring healthy function. Massage therapy can relieve tension, promote deep relaxation, reduce pain, stimulate circulation, soothe injured muscles and help create emotional balance and a greater sense of well-being.
There are over 80 types of massage therapy. Massage therapists press, rub and manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body, often varying pressure and movement. They most often use their hands and fingers but may also use their forearms, elbows or feet. Typically, the intent is to relax the soft tissues, increase delivery of blood and oxygen to the massaged areas, warm them and decrease pain.
At Polestar Physical Therapy and Pilates Center, we have helped thousands of people with back and neck pain, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, pelvic pain and limited range of motion. Perhaps we can help you, too. Call us today at 305-740-6001!