Massage Therapy

Rebound offers more than just rehab services – we also offer recovery services designed to help you get back on track after your activity.

Rebound’s massage therapists are well trained in a variety of massage techniques.

Massage for recovery helps to:

  • Relieve stress
  • Decrease pain
  • Increase circulation
  • Decrease muscle stiffness and tension
  • Increase range of motion
  • Provide a tissue healing environment
  • Decrease recovery time with exercise
  • Increase sense of well-being. 

Pricing & Hours

Individual Sessions:  30 minutes or 60 minutes

Massage Packages:  Buy 5 massages and get a 6th massage for free!  
This applies to both 30 minute and 60 minute sessions.

** Inquire about our Student Pricing.

Hours:  Monday – Friday : Hours vary , please call clinic for more details.

Massage Techniques

Many massage techniques are used to provide a safe and effective session.  Some of the specialties of massage include:

Rehabilitative Massage:

Rehabilitative Massage uses a combination of therapeutic massage techniques with the specific focus of restoring tissue function following injury.

Benefits:

  • shortens healing time
  • reduces swelling and edema
  • increases range of motion
  • improves muscle function

Sports Massage:

Sports Massage was originally developed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function well during training.  Sports massage emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons.

Benefits:

  • enhances athletic performance
  • reduces muscle tension
  • decreases delayed onset muscle soreness
  • decreases muscle stiffness and fatigue after exercise

Swedish Massage:

Swedish Massage is the most widely recognized type of massage. It is used to relax the mind and body

Benefits:

  • pain relief
  • relieves of joint stiffness
  • improved function in patients with osteoarthritis
  • increased circulation
  • Reduces stress and promotes relaxation

Trigger Point Therapy:

Trigger Points are small areas of hyperirritability within muscles.  They are classified as either active or latent.  Active trigger points cause localized muscle pain as well as referred pain in another part of the body.  Latent trigger points only cause pain when pressure is applied directly to the muscle, and do not cause referred pain.

Benefits:

  • relieves pain and dysfunction
  • increases flexibility and range of motion
  • decreases swelling and stiffness
  • relieves muscle tension
  • improves circulation

Deep Tissue Massage:

Deep Tissue Massage uses therapeutic massage directed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscles and fascia (connective tissue).  More targeted and intense than Swedish Massage, but using the same general technique.

Benefits:

  • reduces pain
  • improves circulation
  • reduces muscle spasm
  • breaks up adhesions in muscle tissue
  • encourages healing

Neuromuscular Massage:

Neuromuscular Massage is a form of manual therapy to treat chronic pain. Techniques consist of focused, concentrated massage and quasi-static pressure on one specific area of the body or muscle group. It is used to deactivate trigger points, lengthen chronically shortened muscles, balance muscle groups, and address postural dysfunction.

Benefits:

  • increases blood flow in the muscle
  • increases flexibility
  • improves biomechanical function
  • decreases muscle tension and chronic pain
  • decreases edema
  • supports post-operative healing
  • facilitates healing and supports the immune system
  • promotes healing of scar tissue, torn ligaments, and sprains

Manual Lymph Drainage:

Manual Lymph Drainage is a gentle rhythmic technique that stimulates the lymphatic/immune system to move inflammation and toxins out of the system

Benefits:

  • increased circulation of lymph – helps redirect stagnant fluid in the skin
  • toxins are removed, making lymphatic drainage effective in tissue regeneration
  • chronic pain is reduced
  • muscle spasms reduced
  • decreases edema
  • supports post-healing
  • facilitates healing and supports the immune system
  • fosters deep relaxation
  • component to the treatment of Lymphedema

Frequently Asked Questions

What is massage?

Massage is defined as: manipulation of the soft tissue with the intention of improving tissue function, or promoting relaxation and well-being. Soft tissue is the skin, muscles and connective tissue of the body. There are many different modalities of massage, and each modality is used to achieve a different goal.

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

The results of massage therapy vary with the technique used, but some of the benefits you may see from massage include: decreased pain, increased circulation, improved flexibility and range of motion (ROM), enhanced immunity, relaxation of tight muscles and connective tissue, improved elasticity of scar tissue, shorter recovery time from exercise and injury, reduced swelling, decreased frequency and intensity of headaches, relief from some discomforts of pregnancy and labor, relief of some symptoms of depression and anxiety, decreased muscle spasms and cramps, improved sleep quality, higher energy levels, better concentration and reduced fatigue.

How is massage different at Rebound Sports and Physical Therapy?

At Rebound Sports and Physical Therapy, Massage Therapists work alongside Physical Therapists to create customized treatment plans for each individual patient. All aspects of a patient’s care are considered, including treatment by their doctors, surgeons and other medical professionals. Also medications and home exercise programs. Once a treatment plan is created, goals for the patient’s recovery are set. The massage therapist will use a variety of techniques to achieve those specific goals, and reevaluate the treatment plan at each visit to assure the patient is getting the best possible results from the therapy.

What is the difference between Therapeutic Massage, and other types of Massage?

Therapeutic Massage has been used for thousands of years in several cultures to help treat and prevent many health conditions and injuries. In the United States, massage therapy has grown very popular over the past several decades, but has been primarily used as a luxury. A way to ‘pamper ourselves’ and promote relaxation, but the health benefits of massage have been sorely overlooked by Western medicine. That perception is changing, as more and more medical professionals see the benefits of Therapeutic Massage.

With Therapeutic Massage, the primary goal is to help a patient recover from injury. Most varieties of injuries may benefit from massage, these include: Sports injuries, like a strained muscle or torn ligament; Traumatic injuries, such as a motor vehicle accident, or a broken bone; Repetitive use injuries, like carpal tunnel or chronic low back pain; and surgery. It is imperative to have all members of a medical team involved in a patient’s treatment in communication with each other, to prevent conflicting treatment, and to encourage the fastest, most effective recovery.

Why does massage help physical therapy patients?

Therapeutic Massage benefits patients doing physical therapy in many ways. Massage calms the nerves and decreases swelling, which provides pain relief and increases mobility. It also relieves tight muscles and stretches connective tissue, providing greater range of motion and less discomfort from moving an injured body part. Massage promotes better tissue function, so the muscles are able to recover from exercise and regain strength faster. Massage induces mental relaxation as well as physical, so a patient is better able to cope with the frustration that comes from being injured or being in pain. They have more energy and feel better overall, leading to better compliance with a treatment plan and faster recovery.

What should I expect at my first visit?

At your first massage visit, if you are not a current patient, you will be asked to fill out detailed intake paperwork, to provide the therapist with important information about your current and past health concerns. Then, the therapist will discuss the reason for your visit, including location, frequency and intensity of symptoms. It is important to be as specific and accurate as you can when you describe what you feel, in order to create the best treatment plan possible. Also be sure to tell your therapist about all medications you are taking, and what you take them for, as well as any allergies you may have. Massage is most effective when the therapist can work directly on the skin, so they will step out of the room, and allow you to undress and lay down beneath the sheet on the massage table. The therapist can explain all techniques that are used, and the benefits that may be received from each modality. They may give you instructions on things you can do at home to help in your recovery, or to maximize the benefits of the massage session. They will discuss your treatment plan, and help you schedule a follow up visit to be sure you are getting the best results from your massage therapy treatment. Feel free to ask any questions you may have during your visit.

What if I am not a patient at Rebound?

Anyone may receive massage therapy at Rebound Sports and Physical Therapy, even if they are not a physical therapy patient. Each massage is custom tailored to the individual, so whether you are looking for relaxation and stress relief, prenatal massage, sports massage, or injury rehabilitation, we can provide you with an exceptional massage experience.

What is Hot Stone Therapy?

Hot Stone Therapy is a massage modality that utilizes smooth heated stones placed or rubbed on the body to induce relaxation, decrease pain and muscle spasm, and introduce heat deep into the muscle tissue and fascia to encourage a more effective tension release. A massage therapist may use Hot Stone Therapy during your visit to assist in injury rehabilitation, or you may request a session for relaxation. Most Hot Stone Therapy massage sessions are 90 minutes long, but it may be supplemented into a 60 minute session as well. For more information on this modality, see the article posted on our blog, “Hot Stone Massage Therapy”.

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