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Massage Therapy & Wellness Spa
- Types of TTW Massage Therapy In Boston
- Available TTW Massage Services
- Benefits of Swedish and Deep Tissue
- Benefits of Prenatal and Reflexology
- Benefits of Craniosacral
- Benefits of Active Release Techniques (ART)
- Benefits of Neuromuscular and Cupping Therapy
- Benefits of Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
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Treatment Training Wellness located in Back Bay, is an integrated health and wellness facility providing a “one-stop shop” for all manner of injury, wellness, and fitness needs. Our fitness training services include group, individual and remote programs, and our treatment and wellness services include massage therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic, clinical nutrition and sunlighten sauna.
Our goal is to provide you with the exact massage you need that is equally alleviating and insightful. We believe it’s important to stand by what you believe in. We invite you to come experience Treatment Training Wellness difference, risk-free. If your massage service did not favorably address your needs, please let us know by the end of the session and it will be free.
We can’t wait to prove to you why we are the best for your massage and wellness needs! Call us to schedule your massage session and start feeling better today!
Types of Massage Therapy in Boston and Their Benefits
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Massage therapy can be defined as manual manipulation of muscles, tendons, connective tissue and ligaments among other soft body tissues for the sole purpose of enhancing a person’s health and well-being. A wide variety of techniques, pressures, and movements are utilized during a massage session. They involve rubbing, pressing or manipulating soft body tissues using the hands, fingers and sometimes; forearms, feet, and elbows. There are many kinds of massage therapies as a result.
Quick Massage Therapy Facts
According to the 2017 America Massage Therapy Association consumer survey, about 19% of adults in America get a massage once or more times every month. 33% have received at least one massage in the past 5 years. The survey also indicates that women get more massages than men, i.e., 21% against 16% and most massage consumers receive their massages from spas like ours.
Different kinds of massage therapies offered by Treatment Training Wellness (TTW) Center in Boston
1. Standard Massage Services
Swedish massage is undoubtedly the most common/popular type of massage. It is a gentle full-body massage perfect for individuals who are new to massage therapy, sensitive to touch and/or have plenty of tension. The massage involves long, and soft kneading strokes coupled with light rhythmic tapping strokes on the topmost muscle layers. This massage also combines joint movements.
Benefits of a Swedish massage – a TTW Center Swedish massage is relaxing and energizing. A Swedish massage can also help after injury or managing minor pain after a strenuous workout or minor soft tissue injury.
Deep tissue massage
As the name suggests, deep tissue massage targets tissues located deep under the skin. This type of massage utilizes more pressure than the Swedish massage. Deep tissue massages focus on stiff, painful “trouble spots” in the body. Massage therapists use slow and deliberate strokes focusing pressure on muscle layers and tendons among other tissues located deep under the skin. Although this type of massage is more intense, you shouldn’t experience pain or soreness.
Benefits of deep tissue massage – deep tissue massage is quite therapeutic. It relieves chronic patterns of tension and helps with muscle injuries like back sprain. Our deep tissue massage is pain-free and perfect for chronic muscle problems like injury, soreness, pain or imbalance.
Prenatal or pregnancy massage is a special kind of massage therapy for pregnant women. The massage comes highly recommended since a woman’s body undergoes major changes during pregnancy that cause stress, pain and swelling, and regular medication may not be the best treatment. Prenatal massage utilizes mild pressure. Therapist focus on the lower back, hips, and legs.
Benefits of prenatal massage therapy – prenatal massage helps to reduce pregnancy-related body aches, stress, arm/leg swelling as well as muscle and joint pain. The massage is also great for mild tension relief and relaxation.
Treatment Training Wellness has special beds designed to offer pregnant mothers the most comfortable and relaxing prenatal massage in Boston.
We also offer reflexology as part of our standard massage Boston services. Reflexology is a unique type of massage that utilizes thumb, finger and hand techniques to stimulate specific areas like the feet which correspond to certain parts of the body. The massage utilizes gentle to firm pressure exerted on different pressure points on the ears, hands, and feet. Reflexology is perfect for individuals who may be uncomfortable with being touched all over or undressing since there is minimal touch and the massage can be administered when you are fully dressed.
We offer this massage service to individuals looking to relax as well as restore natural energy levels.
Benefits of reflexology – when performed by highly skilled massage therapists such as the ones at TTW Center, reflexology restores energy levels and relaxation.
This highly specialized massage is meant to relieve compression in the bones of the spinal column, sacrum (lower back) and head. The therapy is noninvasive. It utilizes gentle pressure on the back, neck, and head to relieve the pain and stress caused by compression. The therapy works on the premise that; manipulating bones in the spine, pelvis, and skull normalizes the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the CNS (central nervous system). Craniosacral is done in sessions dependent on your ailment and how fast you respond to the treatment.
TTW has the best craniosacral massage specialists in Boston composed of highly trained and experienced physical therapists, chiropractors, and osteopaths.
Benefits of craniosacral therapy – it enhances the body’s natural healing ability by normalizing the flow of cerebrospinal fluid. It can reduce pain, stress, and tension. Craniosacral can also restore cranial mobility as well as ease/release restrictions affecting the head, neck, and nerves. It is perfect for individuals of all ages and effective in treating conditions like; TMJ, neck pain, headaches and migraines, mood disorders like depression and anxiety, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and disturbed sleepy cycles just to mention a few ailments. It is also effective in trauma recovery and difficult pregnancies.
Active release techniques (ART)
ART is a specialized massage focused on soft body tissue. ART combines movement and manipulation to boost blood flow and promote faster healing of muscle, tendons, ligaments and nerve healing. ART is commonly used to treat headaches, back pain among other symptoms of soft tissue injuries/conditions whose underlying cause Is injury or damage to the major muscle groups, tendons, ligaments and fascia (fibrous connective tissue which supports and protects organs and muscles throughout the body).
Benefits of active release techniques – ART has multiple benefits the most notable being; increased flexibility, decreased back pain, neck pain, and tension headaches. ART also helps to manage severe conditions like carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, tennis elbow, and sciatic symptoms.
Neuromuscular massage therapy
This type of massage is extremely effective for lower back pain linked to soft tissue injury according to the (AAPM) American Academy of Pain Management. It is characterized by alternating levels of pressure concentrated on areas experiencing muscle spasm. Neuromuscular massage is done by applying pressure to the target area using the fingers, knuckles or elbows.
Benefits of neuromuscular massage
Neuromuscular massage reduces muscle pain. Although muscles are painful to touch when they are in spasm, the reason for this is; lack of adequate/proper blood flow which is addressed through neuromuscular massage. The therapy can also help with problems related to flexibility.
More specifically, neuromuscular massage can relieve back pain, joint pain, headaches, cramps, tendonitis, TMJ-related jaw pain, sciatica, and motor control issues related to Parkinson’s.
Like most specialized massage services, the neuromuscular Massage service you choose in Boston must be conducted by a highly trained therapist otherwise, improper techniques can cause prolonged discomfort and tissue damage in extreme cases.
TTW also offers cupping therapy, an ancient but effective massage therapy that involves the use of special cups to produce suction on the skin. Cupping therapy reduces pain, inflammation, boosts blood flow, and promotes relaxation. In fact, the therapy can double up as deep-tissue massage.
Benefits of cupping therapy – according to research, cupping has been found to help with pain management, herpes zoster, facial paralysis and acne among many other ailments. Researchers, however, stress on the importance of effective application.
Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
IASTM is a new therapy that enables the effective location and treatment of soft tissue dysfunction. IASTM is a modern evolution of traditional Chinese medicine. It is performed using ergonomically designed instruments which detect as well as treat fascial restrictions, boost rapid localization and effectively treat areas with soft tissue fibrosis, degeneration, and chronic inflammation. This therapy is perfect with motion-related issues (limited motion or pain during motion). It also deals with muscle recruitment and motor control issues.
IASTM benefits – clinical studies show IASTM can improve range of motion, strength as well as pain perception after treatment. The therapy has also been found to reduce pain and impairment in patellar tendonitis treatment.
In addition to massage services, our wellness center in Boston offers complimentary services such as chiropractic, acupuncture, personal training, and clinical nutrition. TTW Center has invested heavily in human resources, technology, and equipment to ensure you receive the best massage in Boston.
In fact, Treatment Training Wellness was recently awarded Boston magazine’s Best of Boston® 2019 – Best Massage. Massage therapy Boston services have never been better. Check out our testimonials to see what customers who found us by searching “massage therapy near me” or “massage Boston” have to say about us.