Massage Therapy

Restorative Wellness Center

Chiropractic located in Ann Arbor, MI

Massages might feel good, but massage therapy is so much more than skin deep. It’s a restorative process that has the power to relieve pain, help you sleep better, and improve your body’s ability to heal. For the best in massage therapy techniques, visit Restorative Wellness Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Whether you want to minimize tension and anxiety, or you’re seeking relief from chronic pain, massage therapy can help. Make your first appointment online or call the clinic today.

Massage Therapy Q & A

What is massage therapy?

Massage is the therapeutic manipulation of muscles, tendons, and ligaments in your body. Massage therapists apply pressure in long or short strokes, varying the strength and motions to relax the body and relieve tension.

There are different styles of massage therapy that are used for specific purposes. The most common type of massage is the Swedish massage. Swedish massages are gentle, full-body massages focused on relaxation.

Specialized massages, from sports massages to trigger point massages, can be customized to address specific health concerns. Sports massages stimulate muscle repair after intense physical exertion, while trigger point massages work out extremely tense, tight areas of muscle that can cause pain and imbalance in the body.

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

Massage therapy is an integral part of functional medicine. It can be used alongside traditional treatments or as a stand-alone method for relieving pain, improving sleep, and promoting healing throughout the body.

The benefits of massage can include:

  • Lowering levels of stress and anxiety
  • Promoting faster recovery from injury or muscle overuse
  • Reducing muscle spasms
  • Treating chronic pain
  • Exercising and stretching weak or atrophied muscles
  • Promoting tissue regeneration
  • Improving circulation
  • Stimulating lymph flow to boost immunity
  • Enhancing sleep quality

Massage therapy can be beneficial for a variety of health conditions. Here are just a few examples:

  • Digestive issues
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Joint pain
  • Headaches

Purposeful manipulation of your muscles with massage therapy helps your body recover and restore its natural balance without drugs or invasive treatments. 

Is massage therapy right for me?

Yes! Massage therapy can be beneficial for just about everyone. Restorative Wellness Center massages are personalized to you, your body, and your goals.

Massage utilizes human touch for healing, which can give you feelings of connection and care. Regular massage therapy can improve your life, whether you’re an athlete, you’ve suffered an injury that keeps you sedentary, or you just need a boost.

Massage therapy can work alongside other treatments to help you manage pain conditions and stress. It stimulates hormone and endorphin release, allowing your body to heal like it’s naturally designed to do.

You deserve the benefits of massage therapy. Book your first appointment by phone or online to get started today.