Massage Therapy Specialists

Holgistic

Addiction Treatment Centers & Integrated Wellness Center located in Royal Oak, MI

You may seek massage therapy for relief from minor muscle aches and pains. But at Holgistic in Royal Oak, Michigan, the team take a more medical approach to massage therapy for everything from muscle pain to addiction treatment. They focus on your anatomy and physiology and address the soft tissue imbalance issues responsible for your discomfort. To schedule your massage therapy consultation, call the office or use the online booking tool today.

Massage Therapy Q & A

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy involves the manipulation of soft tissue to alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote health and wellness. Many cultures use massage therapy to enhance health. In fact, massage therapy was one of the first therapeutic treatments used to alleviate pain.

At Holgistic, the skilled providers offer medical massage therapy. This approach uses their understanding of anatomy and physiology to address your specific issues and restore the imbalances in your soft tissue. To gain the most benefits from medical massage therapy at Holgistic, you may need a series of massage treatments.

What conditions benefit from massage therapy?

Holgistic offers massage therapy to treat acute and chronic health conditions. You may benefit from medical massage therapy if you suffer from:

  • Sciatica
  • Muscle spasms
  • Arthritis
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Mental and physical trauma
  • Substance use Disorder
  • Addiction

Using general massage methods, the skilled practitioners at Holgistic focus on treating only the areas of your body related to your diagnosis. The goal of massage therapy is to help you achieve structural changes within your body to alleviate your condition. 

What are massage therapy techniques?

There are many massage therapy techniques Holgistic uses to address your specific health and wellness needs. Common massage therapy techniques include:

Swedish massage

Swedish massage is one of the most popular techniques. During a Swedish massage, your provider uses a combination of strokes, kneading, tapping, and friction to ease muscle tension and improve circulation. 

Deep tissue massage

Deep tissue massage uses many of the same techniques as the Swedish massage. However, during a deep tissue massage your provider applies more pressure. Holgistic may recommend a deep tissue massage to treat chronic muscle tension. 

Somatic and craniofacial therapies

The skilled practitioners at Holgistic also offer somatic and craniofacial therapies to relieve symptoms of PTSD and other mental and physical traumas. The therapists use special techniques to release the nerves entrapped by muscle, break up scar tissue, and improve edema by mobilizing the lymphatic system. 

Myofascial release

Myofascial release is a hands-on treatment for myofascial pain syndrome, which is a chronic pain condition caused by tight and sensitive myofascial tissue. During myofascial release, your provider gently massages and stretches the tight muscle to alleviate pain. 

To reduce pain, improve mobility, and alleviate stress, contact Holgistic by phone or online to schedule your massage therapy session today.