Hot stone massage is a technique which uses warm stones to relax muscles and increases the circulation and metabolism in the body . Hot stone massages traditionally get progressively deeper with each treatment. The technique is accomplished by using water-heated stones on specific regions of the muscles. At Bellevue Therapeutic Massage, our trained professional massage therapists incorporate a customized massage treatment to fit what each individual may need.
How does hot stone massage therapy work? By the use of heat mixed with massage therapy there is a relaxation of the muscles. This allows our therapists to get deep into the muscle issues. The use of heat expands blood vessels, which increases blood flow throughout the body. The hot stones have a soothing effect that can relieve chronic pain and stress.
If you are looking for a relaxing, therapeutic massage with hot stones in Bellevue, give our clinic a call today at 425 590 9620.
Introduction to intraoral massage is useful in treating TMJD (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction) orpain in the jaw. This treatment is also effective in alleviating headaches, clenching/bruxism (grinding ofteeth), tender and sensitive teeth, TMJ noise (IE: clicking, popping), facial pain and fatigued facial muscles. Intraoral massage techniques incorporate working with the muscles on the inside of the mouth. Massage of the neck and upper back muscles is also customary when receiving an intraoral treatment. This helps to release stress of overall area of head and neck and intern will hopefully help with your symptoms. These arecommon trigger points (tension headaches) caused by muscles inside the jaw.
Our trained staff of Licensed Massage Therapists are certified in working with this condition. Many people are unaware that their insurance companies will cover their massage therapy sessions.Consult with your local dentist if TMJ sounds like something you may be dealing with. Our clinic accepts most major insurance plans. For more information please consult our staff via 425.590.9620.
Many people have severe postural imbalances that plague their posture. Scoliosis is a common condition that puts chronic tension on the muscles surrounding the spine and the pelvis. Massage therapy has been shown to be effective at alleviating regular tension associated with scoliosis. A deep tissue, treatment focuses massage can help those who suffer from abnormal posture to live a healthier and happier life. Chronic pain reduction is something that people who live with scoliosis can often only dream about. Please consult our office if you or a loved one suffers from scoliosis.
What is the importance of deep tissue, treatment massage therapy following an injury caused from whiplash? This is a question that many people ask me as a doctor of chiropractic. As a specialist in postural correction and rehabilitation I often work with massage therapists to co-manage a patients condition immediately following a car accident.
The benefits attained from deep tissue, treatment massage therapy is very broad reaching. Some of the biggest benefits received from a medical massage which involves deep tissue work is the reduction in muscle tension, myospasms and the elimination of trigger points.
Muscle tension is a side effect from whiplash which almost all who have experienced a car accident can expect to experience. The muscles get twisted, pulled and stretched in ways that they were not designed to following an acute bout with whiplash. The higher the impact of the collision, the greater the damage to the muscles is a general rule of thumb. Massage therapy is very effective at alleviating the muscle tension and muscle guarding from acute injuries . Chiropractic care is also very effective at reducing muscle tension.
How do you know if you should seek chiropractic care or massage therapy after suffering whiplash? This is a question I hear all the time. The fact of the matter is that people generally need both forms of therapy in order to fully recover from their injuries. I have had plenty of patients who refused to get massage therapy during their rehab. What I usually see in this situation is slower recovery time due to excessive muscle tension.
Trigger points are also something that many people acquire after sustaining whiplash. The front of the neck has a couple muscle groups called the scalenes and the sterno-cleido-mastoid. These muscles often get damaged and have trigger points around them which need to be treated with deep tissue massage before one can expect the neck to relax and calm down.
I highly encourage anyone who has been involved in a sports injury, car accident or any form of whiplash to consider adding massage therapy to their treatment routine in order for a safe and speedy recovery.