You Deserve to Feel Better
Whether your muscles are stiff, you feel anxious or stressed, or suffered an injury; massage therapy can help you feel like new.
If you’re looking for an effective and non-invasive method to get rid of stress, massage therapy is a great option. Cascade Health Center offers massage therapy to treat different issues like muscular pain, injuries, stress, and more. We offer a variety of massage services, including relaxation massage, therapeutic massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, and pregnancy massage.
Licensed & Specialized Massage Therapists
If you are looking into ways to treat your pain without the need for surgery, come and visit Cascade Health Center. Our team is composed of professional chiropractors, licensed massage therapists, and acupuncturists. They are all certified and licensed in their respective disciplines and they all focus on improving you’re your health with safe and non-invasive methods.
You can rest assured that you’ll be in the hands of experts. All of our massage therapists are licensed and have decades of combined experience providing massage therapy.
You don’t have to deal with pain or any other uncomfortable feeling, for Cascade Health Center is here to help!
Causes of Muscle Tension
Because our body is partially built with muscle tissue, we can feel pain in nearly all parts of it. There are countless reasons we can have muscle tension and pain, either because of overuse or caused through an injury. Body ache due to tension can last for several days and sometimes weeks, especially on people that don’t regularly exercise or spend many hours on their desks.
Other cause of tensions are:
Stress affects our body’s nervous system and the way it functions. When our nervous system responds to stress, it puts additional pressure on our blood vessels, resulting in reduced blood flow to our muscles. This provokes muscle tension and pain.
Experiencing fear, worry, and anxiety can have repercussions in our muscles, leading to muscle pain and tightness. Muscle tension is a common issue for people dealing with panic disorders. People with this kind of disease tend to experience stiffness throughout the body, long after the attack has subsided.
Physical Fatigue and Insomnia
Lack of sleep and, therefore, exhaustion impacts our muscles directly. Common symptoms are headache and muscle tension. When having insomnia, we’re forcing our brains to shut down, causing stress, and consequently, muscle pain and tightness.
Massage Therapy and Your First Visit
When you first visit us for a massage, you’ll be asked a series of questions, and one of our massage therapists will perform a physical assessment to determine what may be causing your discomfort. Depending on your answers and their findings, they will recommend a type of massage therapy or combination of therapies.
During massage therapy, your muscles are manipulated; this helps you with blood circulation, which improves different parts of your body. Additionally, it helps you strengthen your tendons, ligaments, and muscles, as well as producing brain chemicals that allow you to relax, feel better, and to feel balance if you are stressed or passing through a stressful time in your life.
At Cascade Health Center, we can help people get relief of their ailments. Whether they have chronic pain due to an injury, or back pain from stress, the personalized massage therapy we offer can help you.
Some of the massages we specialize in include:
- Swedish massage
- Tui Na
- deep tissue
- Medical massage
- Trigger points
- Joint manipulation,
- Hot rocks
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a popular massage technique used mainly to treat injuries such as strains or sports injuries. Massage therapy has become more than just a relaxation technique and is now accepted as an important part of treating many injuries. Deep tissue massage breaks up scar tissue at the deepest level of the muscles by applying slow, deep pressure, and improves blood flow, and decreases inflammation which helps in recovery. It’s an excellent therapy for those who frequently exert themselves while exercising. If your muscles are feeling tight, sore, and tired, deep tissue massage is for you.
Unlike other massage types, deep tissue massage therapy focuses on recovery, not relaxation, and patients report improvements with back pain especially. If you have a low pain threshold, it may not be for you, but for sports injuries especially it is an excellent option. Deep tissue massage therapy is also a great compliment for physical therapy provided by Cascade Health Center, as it’s restorative in nature and promotes recovery. Both will work well together for you’re a quick recovery.
Deep tissue massage therapy can help with:
- plantar fasciitis
- high blood pressure
- tennis elbow
Although Deep Tissue Massage works well for most people if you’re pregnant or you taking on blood thinners, we can recommend different massage therapy for your situation. Cascade Health Center offers a wide variety of massage services and we can easily find the perfect massage therapy to fit your needs and wellness goals.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Through the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, our massage therapists can help alleviate discomfort associated with stress, muscular overuse, and chronic pain. Besides the immediate relaxing sensation, people that receive massage therapy experience some of the following benefits:
- Anxiety reduction
- Increased range of motion in joints and mobility
- Faster recovery after exercising or practicing a sport
- Faster rehabilitation from injuries
- Better sleep
- Improvement of the immune system
- Improvement of blood circulation
- Increased energy levels
- Decrease or eliminate your lower back pain
- Decrease tension and make you feel more relaxed.
- Increases the level of endorphins, which can help you reduce anxiety and contribute to decreasing pain and stress
- Reduce Painful headaches
- Sports injuries relief
- Ease Digestive disorders