Massage Therapy

Chiropractic, Massage Therapists & Rehabilitation located in Round Rock, TX

Massage Therapy

If you’re experiencing neck or back pain, recovering from an injury, pregnant, or looking to improve your stress and relaxation, massage therapy may be right for you. At Family Wellness at Teravista in Round Rock, Texas, Bolden Harris, DC, and the expert team provides massage therapy to patients of all ages. Whether you’re looking to treat acute or chronic pain or jumpstart your body’s natural healing process, deep tissue, and Swedish massages target trigger points and release tension. To learn more about massage therapy, reach out online today or call the friendly staff.

Massage Therapy Q & A

What is massage therapy? 

During massage therapy, a massage therapist uses their hands, fingers, elbows, or forearms to stimulate your body’s soft tissues, such as muscles, ligaments, tendons, and fascia. Massages release tension, relieve painful symptoms, and jumpstart your muscles’ healing process. 

Swedish and deep tissue massage therapy are particularly beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension and reducing stress hormone levels and heart rate.

Massages also release oxytocin and serotonin, which boost relaxation, energy, and mood levels. 

What can massage therapy treat?

Massage therapy can treat symptoms and conditions, including: 

  • Neck and back pain 
  • Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscle injuries 
  • Mobility issues 
  • Posture problems 
  • Sciatica
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pregnancy pain and swelling 
  • Stress and anxiety 

Combined with chiropractic methods like spinal adjustments or traction, massages promote spine and nervous system health.

What happens during massage therapy?

Before beginning massage therapy, your experienced massage therapist discusses your pain or stiffness, accident, or injury to better understand your symptoms and goals. They customize the massage treatment plan to your unique needs. 

Deep tissue massage

A deep tissue massage works by breaking down muscle adhesions that can build up after an accident or chronic illness. By applying intense, controlled pressure and friction to an afflicted area in the muscle, your therapist relaxes rigid tissue and relieves pain. 

You should communicate with your therapist during the massage — they can alter their techniques and pressure levels to avoid discomfort or pain. 

Swedish massage

This popular massage uses techniques like long, gliding strokes, kneading and lifting muscles, tapping, vibration, and friction. Massage strokes move from the extremities inward toward the heart to increase relaxation and circulation. Swedish massages aid in overall healing. 

The team also offers sports massages to help with performance or rehabilitation from a sports-related injury. Pregnancy, or prenatal, massages help improve sleep and stress and alleviate leg or back pain. 

After a massage, your therapist may encourage applying an ice pack, drinking plenty of water, or resting, as you may be sore for a day or two. 

To book expert massage therapy and start on the new patient special, reach out to Family Wellness at Teravista today by phone or online.