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Massage Therapy in Sarasota FL

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Are you looking for massage in Sarasota?  There are many benefits to massage therapy, and many different forms of massage.  Our team at Rist Chiropractic and Wellness wrote this article to help you better understand the services we have to offer.  Please don't hesitate to call us with any questions that you have.

5 Things To Look For In A L.M.T.

  • Is the therapist licensed and insured?
  • Is the facility providing the massages licensed by the state?
  • Massages should be overseen by a physician.
  • Make sure your comfortable with the massage therapist that your working with.
  • Therapists should be current in continuing education credits.

Benefits to Massage Therapy

  • Relieve Stress
  • Promote Relaxation
  • Improve Posture
  • Improve Circulation

What Conditions Do Licensed Massage Therapists Help?

  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Numbness and Tingling
  • Fibromyalgia

Types of Massage Offered in Sarasota

Swedish / Relaxation Massage

Swedish Massage is a manual therapy that emphasizes long strokes, kneading and friction motions to encourage proper circulation. The technique involves rubbing muscles together in the same direction as the flow of blood to the heart. Swedish massage works to improve circulation, relieve muscle tension, stretch tight ligaments and reduce emotional stress.

Neuromuscular / Trigger Point Massage

Trigger point myotherapy also known as neuromuscular therapy or sometimes massage therapy consists of alternating levels of concentrated pressure on the areas of muscle spasm. Pressure is applied with the fingers, knuckles, and/or elbow in ten to thirty second intervals to effectively alleviate the muscle spasm. Neuromuscular therapy works by relaxing the muscle in order to release stored lactic acid and encourage blood and oxygen circulation to the muscle to avoid the production of more lactic acid. The therapeutic pressure and massage typically produces initial soreness and "good pain" in muscle tissue.

Deep Tissue Massage

A type of massage in which the fingers, thumbs and elbows are used to release chronic muscle tension, using slow, deep strokes and friction; the therapist may work perpendicularly to the length of the fibers of the superficial muscles, with the intent of massaging muscle that lies underneath.

A group of massage techniques designed to access multiple layers of muscle and fascia to improve alignment, reduce levels of resting tension, and create more efficient postural and movement patterns.

Our team at Rist Chiropractic and Wellness in Sarasota is here to help you with all your massage therapy needs.