Therapeutic Massage in Albuquerque
Therapeutic massage involves the manipulation of the body’s soft tissue. This can be accomplished through the use of pressure, vibration, or tension and is generally accomplished manually. Tissues that can be targeted with massage include muscles, ligaments, skin, connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels.
At Waters Natural Therapeutics, I specialize in deep tissue massage. Deep tissue massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. This type of therapeutic massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain as a result of heavy physical activity, such as athletes, or clients who have sustained physical trauma. Repetitive motion can also cause adhesions to the deeper muscles causing restricted range of motion. Deep tissue bodywork helps to bring the muscle back to its natural way of working.
In addition to standard deep tissue therapeutic massage, I also offer massage that focuses on the relief of pain related to the TMJ (temporomandibular joint). TMJ pain is commonly caused by myofascial pain dysfunction syndrome, primarily involving the muscles of mastication, otherwise known as your chewing muscles. Many dentists recommend deep tissue massage for relief of TMJ pain. This involves massage of the facial, neck, and shoulder muscles.
Additional benefits of therapeutic massage may include pain relief, reduced anxiety and stress, lowered blood pressure and heart rate, as well as relief from signs of sub-clinical depression. There have been many studies of massage supporting the effectiveness in reduction of symptoms for these and other health challenges. While it is always difficult to get clear consensus from clinical environments, I believe the best measure of the worth of massage comes from tangible results. My objective is to help keep our amazing bodies functioning the way they are meant to. Ask anyone who regularly receives any type of massage what they think.