Types of Massage
At White Marsh Health and Wellness Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, we strive to offer
our patients and clients the best therapies possible. We offer massage as one of our services. Explanations of massage options:
is the most common and best-known type of massage in the western hemisphere. If it’s your first massage or you don’t get massages very often, Swedish massage is the perfect massage for you. If you want deeper work and can tolerate more pressure, even momentary discomfort, to get relief from muscle pain, it’s better to book a deep tissue Swedish massage. Swedish massage and other types of therapeutic massage are performed by our trained, licensed massage therapists. A Swedish massage can be slow and gentle or vigorous and bracing, depending on the therapist’s personal style and what he or she wants to achieve.
Deep Tissue Massage
is a type of Swedish massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness and sore shoulders. Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain in order to reach the sub-layer of muscles and the fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles).