Massage Therapy In Gilbert, AZ

Dr. Brice Neff DC Gilbert AZ

Massage Therapy

Massage can be helpful in old injuries, stress, tension, or other structural problem. Massage therapy has a long history of use, as indicated in ancient manuscripts from China, Japan, India, Arabic countries, and Egypt. It was introduced in America in the 1850s and later became complementary and alternative medicine. It also has some conventional uses. People use many different types of massage therapy for various health issues.

In massage therapy, with techniques like deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, and reflexology foot massage, people can benefit to recover from stress, pain, and other injuries.

On this page, we will discuss massage therapy techniques in detail and how you can get benefits from these for a healthier longer life.

Types Of Massage Therapy

As discussed below, there are many different massage types, each one with a specific outcome.

Therapeutic stone massage

Therapeutic stone massage (hot stone massage) is a specialized full-body massage. It places warmed stones on specific body parts, such as acupuncture points, and moves those stones on the body with light to moderate pressure. The warm stones can be soothing and relaxing for the muscles and other tight areas. It also improves blood flow, relieves pain, and stress, and promotes relaxation.

Core body balancing massage

Massage professionals provide core body balancing massage. They use therapeutic stretching techniques to increase your flexibility and mobility. These techniques also assist your body to heal from:

  • Back pain          
  • Migraines and headaches          
  • Whiplash          
  • Sciatica          
  • Carpal tunnel         
  • Pre-post nasal issues          
  • Scoliosis          
  • Osteoporosis          
  • Arthritis and joint pain          
  • Plantar fasciitis

Deep tissue massage

Deep tissue massage is not as rhythmic as other types of massage, but it can be therapeutic. It relieves chronic muscle tension and helps with back sprain and other muscle injuries. The massage therapist uses slow, unhurried strokes to put pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, and ligaments deep under the skin. Deep tissue massage therapy is your answer if you have specific painful, stiff “trouble spots” in your body.

Reflexology foot massage

Reflexology massage therapy is offered if you want to relax deeply, restore your natural energy levels, and promote health and well-being. The reflexology massage therapist uses hand, thumb, and finger techniques to stimulate certain areas on the feet. The areas correspond to the internal organs, glands, and structures of the body. So, applying pressure on the reflex points normalizes the body’s functioning and relieves various health problems.

Swedish massage

Swedish massage is the most familiar type of massage. It combines long but soft kneading strokes with light rhythmic tapping strokes on the topmost layers of muscles and the movement of joints. It aims to relieve muscle tension, leaving you relaxed and energized. It is beneficial after an injury.

Back, neck, and shoulder massage

Ease stress with a relaxing back, neck, and shoulder massage. It’s a type of therapy that focuses on releasing tension, relaxing muscles, and increasing circulation. The massage therapist applies a blend of relaxing essential oils and uses “knead and release” techniques to eliminate chronic deep knots and remove lactic acid from the muscles.


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Dr. Brice Neff DC Gilbert AZ
Doctor of Chiropractic