Massage for Aches and Pains

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Have you recently pulled a muscle doing something “stupid?”

Overdone it with exercise or other physical activity? Did you wake up with a crick in your neck? Do your muscles feel tight or sore from time to time and you can’t quite pinpoint it? A targeted therapeutic massage designed to address your muscles can help get you back to better.

Nimbus Massage therapists routinely work to help people relieve their muscular tension and pain.

  • Athletic training
  • Sprain/strain
  • Daily wear and tear
  • Sleeping funny
  • Tweaking a muscle with a wrong movement
  • Physical work or hobbies
  • Accident or injury

If you have a recent onset or recurring mild to moderate general muscular tension and pain, massage can often make you feel much better. Depending on your individual case a short series of sessions may be optimal.

Generally speaking, your therapist will communicate with you more during a massage to target a specific muscle pain or injury. To work effectively, your therapist may ask you for frequent feedback during the session. Be prepared to have at least some communication during the session, even if you zone out into a relaxation session after working through your problem area.

Although part of the work does involve reproducing pain patterns to relieve them, Nimbus therapists are great at adjusting their pressure to your needs. We go slowly and work within the “good pain” range (using too much pressure can be counterproductive). If you know you like very firm pressure, try James, who can achieve the firmest pressure on the team. Otherwise, each therapist can use light, moderate, or firm pressure.

Try a 30 or 60 minute session focusing on your problem area to start.

If the problem has been ongoing or is more intense, we recommend a rehab package.

If you want to combine a relaxing full body massage with work on a focus area, we recommend 90 minutes.

If something in your routine flares you up on a recurring basis, we recommend a membership.

If your pain has lasted three months or more, check out our info on Massage for Chronic Pain.

If you are in acute pain, please see a medical professional. Wait until the pain has lessened and you have been cleared of serious injury before undergoing a massage session.

Some of the techniques your therapist may employ during a Massage for Aches and Pains include: Myofascial Release, Stretching, Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Connective Tissue Massage, Ortho-Bionomy, Swedish Massage, Sports Massage

A physical job and a couple of accidents have given me some tight muscle areas that get sore from time to time. I think of massage as regular preventative maintenance for my muscles. It knocks out tension and pain and keeps me on the job. – JR

 

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