During a massage, the skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments are pressed, rubbed, and manipulated. Massage therapists usually use their hands and fingers to give a massage, but they may also use their forearms, elbows, and even feet. A massage can range from light stroking to deep pressure.
Some common types of massages are the Swedish massage, deep massage, sports massage, and trigger point massage. The Swedish massage is very gentle, using long strokes, deep circular movements, vibration, and tapping to help relax and energize the patient. During a deep massage, slower, more forceful strokes are used to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissues. This massage is commonly used to help with muscle damage. The sports massage is similar to the Swedish massage, but it is used for patients who play sports to help prevent or treat injuries. The trigger point massage focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in the muscles after injuries or overuse.
Studies show that massages reduce stress, pain, and muscle tension. Dr. Julie E. E. Kupersmith MD can provide a massage in New Rochelle, New York, to help with:
- Digestive disorders
- Insomnia caused by stress
- Myofacial pain syndrome
- Paresthesias and nerve pain
- Soft tissue strains and injures
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint pain
We welcome you to contact our office today to learn more and to schedule an appointment with our cosmetic surgeon.