There are plenty of things to feel stressed out about in life right now, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay stressed out. At Evolv Wellness, we care about treating our patients through a balanced and holistic approach. Massage therapy at our office located in Kendall is one of many holistic ways in which we help our patients conquer the physical and mental toll that stress takes on their bodies.
What Is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy, or therapeutic massage, essentially stimulates the body’s natural method of self-repair and healing by manipulating the soft tissues in the body.
This treatment is performed by a trained and certified medical professional who is able to use varying degrees of pressure and various techniques to manipulate tissues like muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and skin.
The massage therapy that we offer in the Kendall area can help treat a variety of medical conditions, as well as help relieve certain bodily aches and pains. While massage therapy is considered a more holistic treatment than drug medications, many medical professionals do recommend massage therapy to treat a variety of ailments.
For example, studies show that massage therapy can reduce stress, pain, and muscle tension, and it is even recommended sometimes to patients struggling with the effects of cancer, stomach problems, heart disease, fibromyalgia, etc.
Types of Massage Therapy at Evolv Wellness in Kendall
While there are various types of massages, the basic procedure in most massages is rubbing and kneading different parts of the body using the hands.
Depending on the type of massage, your massage therapist will apply gentle or strong pressure to the muscles and joints of your body to ease pain and tension.
Here are just a few of our most popular massages in Kendall at Evolv Wellness.
Deep Tissue Massage Therapy
In just under an hour, a deep tissue massage can greatly release built-up muscle tension and improve circulation throughout the body. Deep tissue massage therapy stimulates circulation to nourish the local and surrounding tissues creating a muscle relaxing effect.
When the muscles are in a relaxed state, our total well-being changes to a more tranquil and harmonious state.
If you struggle with chronic muscle tension and pain, deep tissue massages are a sound option. However, if you’re more sensitive to pressure, opt for a more gentle massage. We recommend working your way up to a deep tissue massage by starting with more gentle massages if you’re a beginner to massage therapy.
Deep tissue massages use slow strokes and deep finger pressure to relieve tension from the deepest layers of your muscles and connective tissues. You can choose to be naked during this massage or wear your underwear.
At Evolv Wellness, we want to make patients feel as comfortable as possible.
Swedish Massage Therapy
At about half the price of a deep tissue massage, the Swedish massage is great for beginners who are new to massage therapy in Kendall. This very popular and relaxing massage which utilizes long, soothing strokes to induce a deeper state of relaxation to provide the body relief from stressful situations and emotional instability.
Combined with certain oils to help relax the muscle as well as stimulate the circulation, Swedish massage is not very deep. It ranges from soft to medium in pressure, based on the client’s preference.
Our trained massage therapists use a combination of deep circular motions, passive joint movement techniques, kneading, vibration and tapping, long strokes, and kneading.
Hot Stone Massage Therapy
This more modern form of therapy uses warmed stones in specific positions on the body to heal and soothe the patient. These stones are heated in sanitized water with essential oils, having antiseptic as well as therapeutic properties prior to use. The high iron content in basalt (the most commonly used type of stones) helps the stones retain heat during the massage.
This hot stone therapy is beneficial on both a physical and psychological level, providing a deep sense of muscular relaxation, alleviating stiffness and rigidity. On a mental and psychological level, it supports tranquility of the mind, usually instilling restful sleep.
If you’re looking to relax, this is a great massage for you. Similar to Swedish massages, a hot stone massage uses gentle pressure with their hands to ease muscle tension, improve blood flow, and relieve pain.
Hot stones are placed in specific positions in order to maximize the deep healing effect the massage can have. If you’re looking for a gentle yet exciting experience, hot stone massages can be a great date with your significant other or a fun time with your best friend!