Massage therapy is a more famous way to relieve back and neck pain, but stretch therapy can help you alleviate pain too. There are even similarities between the two. Which is right for you?
Massage therapy involves the manipulation of soft tissues like muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The goal is to improve circulation, alleviate pain, and promote relaxation. A massage therapy session typically takes an hour or more.
In general, massage therapy offers short-term pain relief and relaxation. It can also help with acute problems, such as a pinched nerve in your neck, or a migraine headache.
Massage therapy is also an outstanding stress relief technique, one that is wonderful when you want to treat yourself!
Stretch therapy tends to be better for chronic pain. It involves the use of specific stretches to improve flexibility, alleviate pain, and promote overall well-being. A stretch therapy session typically lasts 1t to 90 sessions depending on your specific needs. Every plan is customized to your needs.
It offers long-term improvements in flexibility and your range of motion by lengthening tight muscles and increasing joint mobility. It can improve long-term pain caused byby standing muscle tension, imbalances, and other musculoskeletal issues.
Stretch therapy also does a great job of helping you prevent injuries in the future by correcting imbalances and weaknesses in the body. It can improve your joint mobility. For older adults, stretch therapy can help you remain independent for many more years. For athletes, stretch therapy can help you increase your flexibility and range of motion, which can lead to better performance and a reduced risk of injury.
It’s Not Either-Or
You can use stretch therapy on a regular basis to provide on-going care and improvements to your stress levels, flexibility levels, sleep quality, mood, circulation, inflammation, and mobility levels. You can use massage therapy on a regular basis to provide targeted care for specific conditions that are bothering you, or even simply to relax. When you combine the two therapies, you might just start to feel better than ever. Why not give it a try?
REACH’s 2 STEP APPROACH TO RECOVERY THERAPY
RELAX – RESTORE – RECHARGE
Step 1: Identify Your Problem Areas
- It all starts with your Mobility Risk Factor Assessment called .
- This helps us identify the root cause of your current problem areas due to:
– Life’s Daily Wear & Tear
– Your Aches/Pain
– Muscle Imbalances & Weakness
– Flexibility/Mobility Limitations
– Posture Issues
- A Mobility Risk Factor Assessment is a MUST before starting any Stretch & Recovery Therapy Program.
Step 2: Targeted Recovery Therapy
- Your Mobility Risk Factor Assessment helps us create a Personalized Recovery Therapy Plan that targets your problem areas which will Shorten your Recovery Time.
- Each of our Stretch & Recovery sessions are a balanced blend of Corrective Stretch, Percussion, Compression, CBD and Heat
- Risk Factor Re-Assessments:
– Suggested every 30-60 days
– See your improvements
– Realize the benefits of Stretch & Recovery