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Massage Therapy

Five Element Wellness Center

Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine & Massage Therapy located in Tamarac, FL & Weston, FL

Many patients schedule massage therapy when they need to relax and relieve stress, but therapeutic massage also helps you heal and rehabilitate from injuries. At Five Element Wellness Center in Tamarac and Weston, Florida, Monique Bain, AP, Dipl. Ac., and the team of licensed massage therapists specialize in many different techniques and offer customized massage therapy that treats your physical and mental health. To schedule a consultation, call one of the offices or book an appointment online.

Massage Therapy Q & A

What health benefits can I gain from massage therapy?

Massage therapy is often used to relieve stress. Medical massage, however, has therapeutic value and is often recommended by health care providers to promote healing and improve your overall well-being.

Massage uses pressure and manual manipulation to:

  • Relieve pain
  • Relax muscles
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Improve movement and flexibility
  • Increase blood and lymph circulation
  • Reduce your heart rate
  • Lower your blood pressure

Therapeutic massage also promotes a healthy immune system and triggers the release of endorphins, your body’s built-in pain killers.

When might I need massage therapy?

You can schedule a massage session any time your muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissues are stiff, painful, or injured. The team at Five Element Wellness Center also recommends massage therapy as part of your integrative treatment for problems such as:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Trigger points
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Myofascial pain
  • Muscle and ligament injuries

Many patients overcome acute and chronic pain with massage therapy, whether they get massage alone or combined with other options such as acupuncture, homeopathic injections, or cupping.

What type of massage therapy might I receive?

The licensed massage therapists have extensive training in a wide range of massage therapies. These are a few examples of the specialized options available at Five Element Wellness Center:

Sports massage

Sports massage uses a strong, penetrating technique to release adhesions and scarring, relieve muscle soreness, stretch muscles, and treat musculoskeletal injuries. Deep pressure is an effective therapy for restoring movement, flexibility, and strength to injured muscles.

Joint and soft-tissue massage therapy

Many manual techniques relax and stretch muscles, ligaments, and tendons, including gliding strokes, kneading, brisk tapping, and vibration. Soft-tissue massage shortens your recovery time from muscle strain by accelerating the removal of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. 

Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a type of Japanese body work that treats muscle pain and mobilizes joints using gentle stretching and rotation, as well as pressure from your therapist’s fingers, thumbs, feet, and palms. This type of massage can also be performed along meridians to balance the flow of Qi. 

Pre-labor massage

Pre-labor massage therapists are specially trained in gentle techniques that can ease low back pain, relieve chronic headaches, and provide relief from sore areas that are caused by pregnancy.

Your insurance may cover massage therapy, but check with your provider to be sure. To schedule an appointment, call Five Element Wellness Center or use the online booking feature.