AT WAV PT
BENEFITS OF MASSAGE
Massage isn't just a luxury, it is a necessity to maintain a healthy body, mind, and spirit. It can speed recovery and healing, provide relief from chronic pain, stress and tension, improve stiffness, increase blood flow, help break up scar tissue, and the list goes on!
Massage helps us to unwind mentally and just feels good. When you receive a massage treatment at WAV in San Clemente, where we specialize in manual therapy, you have the option of working with Dr. P or one of our skilled therapists. We look forward to getting you on the table to experience these benefits for yourself! Book a new client special today!
Four, 1-Hour Sessions with a Licensed Massage Therapist
Expires 30 days from first session
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Deep Tissue Massage is a technique of using heavy deep pressure to go beyond the superficial layers of tissue mainly used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries. It can be used in sports massage, along with other techniques, to help athletes and weekend warriors recover from athletic activity as well as help to reduce the occurrence of injury and improve performance.
Applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes targets the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. This helps to break up scar tissue that forms following an injury and reduces tension in muscle and fascia. It may also promote faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.
Deep tissue massage offers both physical and psychological benefits. Unlike other massage techniques that focus on relaxation, deep tissue massage helps to treat muscle pain and improve stiffness, including the ability to help us to unwind mentally.
Myofascial release is a manual technique for stretching the fascia aiming to release fascia restrictions. Fascia is located between the skin and the underlying structure of muscle and bone and connects the muscles, organs, and skeletal structures in our body. Fascia can become restricted through injuries, stress, trauma, and poor posture. There are a variety of techniques that focus on manipulating the fascia and are often used in Physical Therapy treatments and Manual Therapy, as well as Structural Integration (Rolfing) here at WAV Wellness and Vitality in San Clemente, CA.
TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
A Trigger Point (TrP) is a hyperirritable spot, a palpable nodule in the taut bands of the skeletal muscles' fascia. Direct compression or muscle contraction can elicit a jump sign, local tenderness, local twitch response, and referred pain which usually responds with a pain pattern distant from the spot.
Referred pain, also called reflective pain, is pain perceived at a location other than the site of the painful stimulus. Pain is reproducible and does not follow dermatomes, myotomes, or nerve roots. In other words, it does not behave like pain from an impinged nerve. There is no specific joint swelling or neurological deficits. Pain from a myofascial TrP is a distinct, discrete and constant pattern or map of pain with no gender or racial differences able to reproduce symptoms.
Trigger Point Therapy can be a useful tool in relieving stubborn chronic musculoskeletal pain and is often incorporated in Manual Therapy and massage appointments.
Sometimes we just need a break. A relaxing light to moderate pressure massage incorporating effleurage strokes, skin rolling etc can be exactly what the body needs to unwind and reduce overall stress and inflammation. While much of the work done in Physical Therapy and Manual Therapy tends to be heavy handed in nature and can be somewhat intense when receiving it, a nice relaxing massage has its place in therapy. Stress can be a major contributor to chronic illness and inflammation so releasing that stress through gentle massage can be very beneficial to our overall health and wellbeing. Massage is not necessarily a luxury, as perceived by many, but has been practiced for thousands of years to maintain a healthy mind, body, and soul.
PRE/POST NATAL MASSAGE
Massage, bodywork, and Physical Therapy during pregnancy can help reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Commonly, issues will be surrounding low back pain, hip pain, leg pain, upper shoulder and neck pain leading up to and following birth. Postpartum bodywork is an effective and holistic approach for the many adjustments to motherhood. Unique postpartum benefits include hormone regulation, reduced swelling, better sleep, and improved breastfeeding. More advanced therapy helps restore your body to its pre-pregnancy condition, speeds healing, and assists with C-section recovery.