Structural Therapeutics Massage Services

Structural Therapeutics specializes in the following types of massage. We recognize that each client and his or her conditions and goals are unique. Your therapist may use a combination of techniques described below, along with suggesting stretches or exercises to help you reach your goals and enjoy the most pain-free life you can.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a problem-specific treatment. With this type of work, your therapist may use forearms, elbows or thumbs to apply pressure. Deep tissue work can be used in conjunction with other therapeutic techniques to loosen the muscles in a specific area, or by itself for a mini-target session.

Trigger Point Massage

Trigger point therapy is a bodywork technique that involves applying pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction. It is often necessary to apply pressure to these points for 20 to 30 seconds to allow the muscle to release its spasm and fully relax. Your therapist may combine trigger point therapy with manual traction or stretches to gain a full release of muscle congestion.

Medical Massage

Medical massage is a manual technique that is used in a rehabilitative therapy environment. It is not a general massage treatment like Swedish; rather, it is a therapy applied to a specific problem area or pathology. We also offer lymphatic gland drainage. This is a gentle type of massage that's done with the goal of purging lymph glands that may be holding toxic substances. Lymphatic drainage can slow or stagnate for a variety of reasons, and massage using this technique helps the body regenerate itself from the inside.