Massage therapy employs many different techniques – such as pressure and varying movements – to manipulate your skin, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissue, with the goal of providing pain relief and improving your overall health. A proper massage can ease symptoms and pain caused by stress or an underlying medical condition, while simultaneously providing long-term benefits. Massage therapy is one important component of an integrated approach to pain management. According to the Mayo Clinic, massage therapy can help reduce pain, stress, and tension associated with headaches, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, soft tissue strains, sports injuries, temporomandibular joint pain, and more. At Jersey Premier Pain, we value our patients’ well-being and always work to provide exceptional care, so we’ll always tailor our treatments to your specific needs. If you’ve been experiencing generalized pain and muscle aches and have considered getting a massage from a licensed professional, call Jersey Premier Pain at 201-386-8800 to schedule an appointment.
Why You Need a Massage Therapist
A medical massage is performed by a medically trained professional for effective treatment and targeted relief. Medical massage therapy is proven to relieve pain and stress related to many different conditions. Massage therapy may not always directly treat the underlying condition causing your pain, although it can help improve some conditions such as muscle strain. However, when used in concert with other pain-relief therapies, massage therapy can be a powerful tool for reducing your pain and improving your health. Various conditions that are eased with massages include:
- Heart disease
- Joint pain
- Strained muscles
- Stomach problems
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint pain
- Nerve pain
- Digestive disorders
There are many different massage therapy techniques, and our therapists will determine the approach that’s best for your specific healthcare needs.
Types of Massages
There are many different types of massages that are chosen to meet specific healthcare needs. Our massage therapist is ready to treat any ailment you have. Here are a few types of massages we offer:
A Swedish massage is a gentle, full-body massage great for people who’ve never had a massage before. This type can reduce tension, relieve knotted muscles, induce energy, and help those who are sensitive to touch.
Deep Tissue Massage
A deep tissue massage is very similar to a Swedish massage, only it applies more pressure and uses slower movements. This type of massage is not ideal for those who are sensitive to touch but can help relieve chronic pain, muscle tension, joint pain, and anxiety.
Sports massages are ideal for repetitive muscle injuries or for those who are more prone to injuries in a specific area. This massage can increase flexibility and relieve muscle tension. While a sports massage can be full-bodied, your massage therapist may localize it to the site of your pain.
This type of massage incorporates light manual pressure on areas that feel stiff. While these spots might not be the precise source of pain, they can restrict joint and muscle movement and could contribute to widespread pain in the body. Through manual pressure and stretching, myofascial release can help loosen restricted movement and alleviate pain.
Medical massage is used to treat specific conditions and is usually part of a more comprehensive treatment plan. This type of massage is dependent on your treatment needs and goals.
Trigger Point Massage
A trigger point massage is for chronic pain and injuries. A trigger point is a localized area of muscle tightness, so the massage is designed to relieve tension in that area and reduce pain. While the therapist may focus on the trigger point most, this massage is typically full-bodied.
A prenatal massage is specifically designed to be a safe massage for those who are pregnant. It can help reduce stress, pregnancy-related aches, and reduce muscle tension. The prenatal massage focuses largely on the lower back, hips, and legs but is most similar to a Swedish massage. Due to safety concerns, many massage therapists do not perform this massage during the first trimester.
Why Choose Jersey Premier Pain
At Jersey Premier Pain, we strive to offer the best pain management care in Jersey City, NJ. Our patients’ health, happiness, and trust are extremely valuable to us, which is why we always aim to exceed our patients’ expectations. We truly believe everyone deserves the best pain care treatment available, so that they can look forward to each day. Our therapists are dedicated to handling your unique needs, whatever they may be. Whether your pain is the result of an injury or muscle tightness caused by over-activity, we can plan out the best treatment available and help you get on the road to recovery.
If you continually struggle with pain or just haven’t found any treatment that work, Jersey Premier Pain can help. We take into account your medical history and specific needs to provide the best, integrated treatment options for you, including massage therapy. Our goal is to get you back to a pain-free life. Call Jersey Premier Pain today at 201-386-8800 to set up an appointment.