Massage is one of the oldest, simplest forms of therapy and is a system of stroking, pressing and kneading different areas of the body to relieve pain, relax, stimulate, and tone the body.Massage does much more than create a pleasant sensation on the skin, it also works on the soft tissues(the muscles, tendons, and ligaments) to improve muscle tone. .Although it largely affects those muscles just under the skin, its benefits may also reach the deeper layers of muscle and possibly even the organs themselves. Massage also stimulates blood circulation and assists the lymphatic system (which runs parallel to the circulatory system) improving the elimination of waste throughout the body. (See Massage Packages)
Electric Stimulation Therapy
Electric Stimulation therapy is a pain management technique that uses mild electrical currents to stimulate nerves and muscles. Some electrical therapy techniques may alleviate pain by blocking the transmission of pain signals along the nerves. Others may work by promoting the release of endorphins. Electrical stimulation therapy is used for at least 15 minutes at a time..
There are many benefits to Therapeutic Massage. It has a positive effect on both the body and mind. Massage increases the circulation of blood and flow of lymph. The direct mechanical effect of rhythmically applied manual pressure and movement used in massage can dramatically increase the rate of blood flow. Also, the stimulation of nerve receptors causes the blood vessels by reflex action to dilate, which also facilitates blood flow. This has a profound effect on one’s health.
- Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation
- Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness
- Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments; reduces pain and swelling; reduces formation of excessive scar tissue
- Reduces muscle spasms
- Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion
The hydrotherapy bed
contains a pump which propels the warm water towards the patient through three patented hydro-jets. Each jet spins at nearly 200 revolutions per minute. A primary wave and a lighter, secondary wave combine to produce a very effective deep tissue massage to all areas of the spine simultaneously. The combination of flotation, heat and massage produce therapeutic effects. This is used for at least 15 minutes at a time.
Heat is evenly conducted through the skin and into the muscles and soft tissues of the body. The heat expands blood vessels, increases blood and lymphatic circulation, increases metabolism and has a sedative effect.
Water is extremely buoyant. When the body is placed on the water mattress, there is minimal strain on the weight bearing joints.
Paraffin Therapy has been recommended since 1962 by physical therapists and arthritis specialists. Paraffin is one of the most effective methods to deliver heat to aching, stiff joints. This method has very beneficial results.
– Relieves pain and stiffness
– Moisturizes for healthier looking, softer skin
– The heat opens pores and increases circulation
Neuromuscular re-education emphasizes the role of the brain, spine, and nerves in muscular pain. One goal of the therapy is to relieve tender congested spots in muscle tissue and compressed nerves that may radiate pain to other areas of the body.