Our massage therapists in Portland, Oregon each offer a unique blend of skills and training, allowing them to treat a wide variety of complaints. Whether you’ve been prescribed a medical massage by your physician, been in a motor vehicle accident, have suffered a sports injury, or just looking to relax, we have a massage therapist for you. We encourage reading more about our providers in their individual bio sections to see which best fits your condition. You are always welcome to call our reception staff as well who can further guide you.
Sports + Therapeutic Massage:
Sports massage focuses on areas that are specific to the athlete’s activity, targeting tissues that are more commonly strained with demanding and repetitive use. Using techniques to improve the mobility of soft tissue and optimize movement patterns, sports massage serves as a preventative therapy as well as a tool for improving performance and injury recovery. Many people schedule sports massages regularly throughout their training routines in order to help offset the ‘wear and tear’ on their body. Post-event massage is used for recovery, and can be performed immediately after your event/activity, or up to a few days after.
Therapeutic, or medical massage, involves techniques such as deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release. The purpose of therapeutic massage is to address a specific complaint. Your doctor may prescribe a therapeutic massage to support recovery and reduce pain following traumatic injuries such as those sustained in motor vehicle collisions or for chronic conditions such as headaches.
Common Orthopedic Conditions Treated:
- Back pain
- Sports injuries
- Traumatic injuries
- Muscle spasms
Aside from assisting in treatment of specific physical injuries, massage is an excellent self-care tool to help cope with stress and improve overall wellness. Using long, gliding strokes, with gentle rocking and kneading, muscles start to loosen and relax, breathing slows and deepens, and the heart rate decreases.
An added benefit, massage therapy boosts immune function by improving circulation. Improved circulation means that vital tissues are nourished and oxygenated, expediting the flow of lymph and removal of cellular waste.
Common Conditions treated with Restorative Massage:
- Frequent illness