Massage, in any variation, is one of the oldest health care practices that is still utilized today. Health systems, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine have used massage for centuries to help treat injuries and diseases. There are dozens of different massage techniques that are used to help treat a variety of different injuries and conditions. In the Western world, massage therapy is one of, if not the most, used alternative health practice.

 

Massage Therapy in New Jersey and New York

Benefits of Massage Therapy

Our experienced massage therapists at JAG Physical Therapy use their hands for a variety of techniques in order to increase muscle relaxation and circulation and help improve the overall function of your body. Due to the number of health benefits that are associated with massage, you don’t need to have an injury to receive massage therapy. Some of these benefits include: relief of muscle tension and spasms, increased blood circulation, increased flexibility, break down of scar tissue and increased overall healing and health.

 

Types of Massage Therapy in NY/NJ

The most common and well-known type of massage is Swedish Massage therapy. With soft, long kneading strokes and rhythmic tapping strokes on the top layer of your muscles, a Swedish Massage is highly beneficial for athletes and non-athletes alike.

 

Another popular type of massage us Neuromuscular Therapy Massage. This therapy is used to try and combat chronic pain involving the muscular and nervous systems. If you are suffering from pain in specific trouble parts of your body, a Deep Tissue Massage may be beneficial to you. This type of massage will focus on the deep tissues of your skin with precise focus. Sports Massages are also extremely popular, especially amongst our athletic clients. This type of massage is designed to help muscle systems used for a particular sport. Other types of massages we offer at our New York and New Jersey offices are Chair Massage, Shiatsu Massage, Thai Massage, Hot Stone Massage and Reflexology.

 

Principles of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is one of the simplest healthcare practices available today that offers an endless amount of benefits. By stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities, massages assist in alleviating stiffness or tension that is stored in the body. This, in turn, improves a person’s flexibility and movement of the worked area. When the affected area is touched, it creates a soothing message to the brain to relax the body and release endorphins.

 

Schedule a Massage Therapy Appointment in NY/NJ

If you’re looking for the best massage therapy in New York or New Jersey, look no further than JAG Physical Therapy. Our staff will work with you to develop an individualized approach that best fits your body’s needs. For more information, be sure to contact us today!