Muscle memory is motor learning and how we remember to do things like making a pot of coffee in the morning. The medical theory is that our bodies retain a memory of everything that our mind and body experience, and the response is automatic when we engage in a familiar activity.
What many people do not know, however, is that experiences like chronic stress, injuries, or pain can also be registered in muscle memory. Physiological and psychological experiences can be communicated by the central nervous system and result in prolonged muscle tension and discomfort.
Massage therapies are the most effective way to release muscle tension and inflammation in surrounding soft tissues. At our Tampa medspa, we provide a variety of relaxation and therapeutic massage treatments. Patients can develop a treatment plan involving more than one type of massage therapy to promote relief from pain and inflammation and overall wellness.
Mild to moderate suction is applied to strategic locations on the back. After an intake interview with the patient, the location of the cups will be determined based on the location of discomfort.
Cupping can help release scar tissue and fascial adhesions, improve lymphatic and blood circulation and help improve pain symptoms.
Fine needles are strategically placed on the body to stimulate local treatment areas and the central nervous system (CNS). Heat and varying degrees of pressure can be applied through acupuncture therapy to address chronic pain and other symptoms.
Some patients are concerned that acupuncture is painful. But the fine grade of the needles used for acupuncture is specifically designed to reduce any discomfort. Most people feel calm and energized after their first acupuncture session. The points of needle insertion can feel tender after treatment.
Also known as myotherapy, myofascial therapy, or trigger point massage, neuromuscular therapy addresses back pain with a unique method. The goal is to help release tense muscles that are causing pain in the upper and lower back.
The therapist will apply alternating pressure intensities to specific trigger points, using fingers, knuckles, or elbows for deep penetration. The pressure points are applied for up to thirty (30) seconds before moving to another area of the back for muscle release.
After Treatment Care
After a therapeutic massage session, it is essential to hydrate to help your body flush out toxins released during your treatment. Enjoy the relaxing after-effects of your massage by scheduling a nap or relaxation time immediately following your appointment.
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