Massage Therapy Specialist

Advantage Spinal Dynamics & Innovative Medicine

Integrative Medicine & Chiropractic located in Meridian, ID

Massage therapy is an ideal way to ease muscular aches and pains, and it is also a valuable complementary treatment method to chiropractic care. The integrative team at Advantage Spinal Dynamics & Innovative Medicine in Meridian, Idaho, includes two experienced massage therapists who can provide relaxing and restorative massages, either in conjunction with other treatments or as a standalone spa therapy. Call the office or schedule your appointment online today.

Massage Therapy Q & A

Advantage Spinal Dynamics & Innovative Medicine

What does a massage session involve?

Massage therapy is very similar to a massage you’d receive at a health spa. Your therapist shows you to a private room where you’ll lay on a comfortable massage table, specially designed to help you relax during the session.

Your therapist massages the parts of your body that are causing you pain, using specific techniques to loosen tight and knotted muscles and relax the tissues. A full body massage lasts around an hour and is a good way to relieve stress, as well as being physically therapeutic.

There are several different forms of massage therapy. Your therapist is skilled in a range of techniques, so they can use the most appropriate method to ease your discomfort. Popular massage therapies include:

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Sports massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Trigger point massage

You may feel sleepy after your massage, which shows the therapy has been effective. You can resume your normal activities, but the longer you can stay relaxed the better.

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

Muscle tension, knotted muscles, and spasms often occur due to psychological issues such as stress and depression. Massage therapies enable you to relax mentally as well as providing relief from muscle tension, so they combat the effects of psychological problems from both a physical and mental perspective.

A massage provides numerous benefits in addition to the release of muscle tension, and after your therapy you will feel:

  • Relaxed and calm
  • Less stressed
  • More aware
  • More energized
  • Happier
  • More positive

Regular massages help maintain your physical and mental well-being, so you suffer less pain and can enjoy life far more.

Does massage therapy help with specific health conditions?

Massage therapy is beneficial for a range of health conditions, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Back pain
  • Digestive problems
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Insomnia
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Muscle strains
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain

Massage therapy is also helpful for people with serious illnesses such as cancer, as it eases discomfort and pain and helps patients relax.

Whether you want a relaxing full body massage or you need a therapeutic treatment for a specific health problem, the therapists at Advantage Spinal Dynamics & Innovative Medicine are highly skilled and experienced, so call the office or schedule an appointment online today.