Experience Soft Tissue Massage Therapy at REACH Rehab + Chiropractic

Massage therapy has been used throughout human history to relieve pain and stress and promote healing. Medical research in recent years has established that massage therapy does much more than reduce pain; advanced massage techniques heal tissues at a cellular level. While most people think of massage as focusing only on muscles, professional massage operates subjectively to assist the brain in processing pain signals.

REACH Rehab + Chiropractic in Plymouth, MI, takes a comprehensive approach to natural healing for patients across southeast Michigan. Our integrated, holistic approach includes modern massage therapy techniques that provide state-of-the-art nonsurgical care.

The Power of Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is a well-known and time-tested pain relief treatment. A professional places specially designed cups on specific locations of a patient’s body, and then suction pulls skin and soft tissue upward into the cup. The practice has been used in traditional healing medicine in China and parts of Asia for thousands of years.

The suction applied through cups draws blood away and directs it toward specific areas of the patient’s body. Some patients have reported that the therapy eases painful acute and chronic conditions symptoms.

Benefits patients have reported from cupping therapy include:

  • Pain relief
  • Improved circulation and blood flow
  • Reduced muscle tightness and better muscle injury recovery
  • Improved flexibility and range of motion

Scraping: A Modern Approach to Muscle Relief

Scraping is another kind of soft tissue massage therapy to consider. Also described as instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), scraping uses specialized instruments that are contoured to work with different body structures. The process uses compression and movement to manipulate soft tissue structures, including muscles, tendons, and the skin.

Scraping stimulates a highly targeted inflammatory response that helps the body reduce tension and increase blood flow to promote healing. IASTM promotes accelerated recovery and healing of soft tissue structures by stimulating blood flow and cellular response to inflammation.

The pressure applied through IASTM tools helps the body flush down inflammation. Some patients have reported an increased range of motion and relief of common inflammatory conditions like tendinitis, joint swelling, back and neck pain, and bursitis.


Active Release Technique (ART) for Optimal Performance

Active release techniques (ART) differs from ordinary massage therapy because it involves the patient’s active involvement in performing specific movements. While passive massage techniques are sometimes unable to reach the root cause of pain or inflammation, ART requires the patient to move in ways that create access to the therapist’s targeted area. As muscles shorten and lengthen, a skilled ART practitioner can massage areas that are usually out of reach.

ART is especially useful in treating overused or tensioned muscles that spasm or have excess scar tissue buildup due to injury or inflammation. The technique is often helpful in reducing muscle pain and increasing range of motion and overall mobility. Athletes use ART to improve physical performance and recovery.

Comprehensive Massage Therapy Services in Plymouth, MI

REACH Rehab + Chiropractic Performance Center serves patients across southeast Michigan with comprehensive nonsurgical care that helps them live healthier lives. Our integrated approach encompasses a full range of massage therapies, including cupping, scraping, ART, and other soft tissue therapies.

We develop individualized plans for patients based on their conditions, medical history, and rehabilitation and therapy goals.

Our customized massage therapy sessions include the right combination of soft tissue techniques or muscle techniques, stretching, and self-care strategies. Our therapists are skilled in Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release, sports, and trigger point therapy, among other techniques.

We believe massage therapy works best when patients feel completely comfortable telling us about their subjective experiences and responses. We prioritize open and complete communication as the foundation for successful treatment.

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Contact REACH Rehab + Chiropractic Performance Center for Soft Tissue Massage Therapy

If you are ready to explore the benefits of comprehensive massage therapy services in Plymouth, MI, let the REACH Rehab + Chiropractic Performance Center team discuss a plan to help you find pain relief, accelerated healing, and improved mobility and athletic performance.

Patients can also integrate massage and soft tissue therapy sessions with the other services we provide to those interested in natural healing and long-lasting health benefits.

Call REACH Rehab + Chiropractic at (734) 335-0212 today to schedule a consultation or appointment to explore the benefits of professional massage therapy.

Chiropractic Treatment

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Massage Therapy

Goal-oriented bodywork for sustainable changes in pain, posture, and flexibility.