Massage therapy is the purposeful use of massage to heal your body, relieve pain, promote relaxation, and help you maintain ongoing wellness. Aliona Kats is a licensed massage therapist with years of experience providing a wide range of massage techniques. Ms. Kats customizes your massage to meet your physical and spiritual needs and achieve optimal health. To schedule an appointment, use the online booking feature or call the office, Organic Me Acupuncture.
Massage produces a deep sense of relaxation and releases stress, which is often the primary reason patients seek massage. However, massage therapy also relieves pain, treats musculoskeletal conditions, and promotes your overall health.
As Ms. Kats manipulates soft tissues, your massage can:
Massage therapy also supports your general well-being. In addition to improving your physical health, massage creates a sense of calm and mindfulness that naturally brings thoughts and emotions to the surface. This gives you an awareness of unconscious concerns and the opportunity to process those feelings.
Whether used alone or as a complementary treatment with herbal medicine, acupuncture, or cupping, massage effectively treats health concerns such as:
Massage therapy also treats lymphedema (swelling in your arms or legs) by promoting fluid circulation.
The beauty of massage therapy is that there are many techniques designed to target specific problems. After talking with you about your symptoms and evaluating your overall health, Ms. Kats determines which type of massage is best for you.
These are only a few examples of the types of massage she frequently performs:
This type of massage focuses on specific areas of pain, tension, or trigger points, which are knotted muscles. During a deep-tissue massage, firm pressure and techniques such as deep, gliding pressure along the targeted muscle produce muscle relaxation and improve movement. To perform trigger-point therapy, massage therapist applies concentrated pressure directly on the muscle knot to relax the contraction and relieve your pain.
This well-known style of massage is often used for relaxation and stress relief, but it also increases your blood flow, which delivers healing oxygen and nutrients to tissues while carrying away toxins. Swedish massage uses techniques such as kneading, circular pressure, and percussive tapping.
If you engage in competitive sports, the performing arts, or any field that stresses your body, massage therapist can provide therapeutic massage customized to meet your needs. For example, medical massage before and after a performance or competition can prevent injuries, fight fatigue, improve your performance, and relieve swelling and muscle tension.
Whether you need to relax or you seek pain relief from tight muscles, call Organic Me Acupuncture or schedule an appointment online.