Massage Therapy

Individual Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy located in Long Hill Township, NJ

Massage therapy is more than just a luxury — it’s an effective way to reduce muscle tension in your body to prevent pain and injury. The team at Individual Physical Therapy in Gillette, New Jersey, offers massage therapy services to alleviate tension and pain and boost your overall joint and muscular health. With several massages techniques offered, the team helps you find the right therapy for your needs to make you feel better fast. Schedule your massage appointment online or by calling the office directly.

Massage Therapy Q & A

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy is a variety of techniques that work the soft tissues and muscles of your body. Different massage therapies use a variety of strokes, circular movements, and kneading motions to relax muscles and support the body’s natural healing ability.

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

Massage therapy can provide many healing benefits for the body and the mind. Massages can provide pain relief from underlying medical conditions, like fibromyalgia, chronic headaches, and arthritis. They can also benefit your mental health, relieving anxiety, depression, and stress.

When administered by a qualified massage therapist, this type of therapy is very safe and effective for people of all ages. In addition to treating pain and relieving tension, massage therapy can improve blood circulation and revive your energy.

What types of massages are available?

The team offers several massage therapies to address your specific needs and promote healing and relaxation. Massage services include:

  • Deep-tissue: a massage that uses moderate pressure to address chronic muscle issues, including soreness, pain, and imbalance in the deep tissues
  • Sports: a massage designed to meet the needs of athletes to reduce pain from overuse injuries and increase muscle performance and flexibility
  • Trigger point release: a massage for those with chronic pain resulting from muscle injuries; this therapy also addresses trigger points, areas in the muscle that are extremely tight and painful, also known as “knots”
  • Myofascial release: a manual technique to stretch the fascia and other superficial tissues surrounding muscles, which assists in decreasing restrictions and restoring normal movement in the tissues

Your provider can recommend the right type of massage based on the type of injury you have and your goal in treatment.

Is massage therapy painful?

When you’re already in pain and have a lot of tension in your muscles, the massage treatment may cause you some discomfort or pain. Your provider customizes your therapy treatment and can use a lighter touch on painful muscles.

While therapy may be, at times, uncomfortable, the end result is a significant release of tension in your muscles and an overall relaxation in your body.