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Massage Therapy Specialist

Back to Life Integrated Medicine

Integrative Medicine & Chiropractic located in Lakewood, CA

If stress, tension, and chronic pain negatively affect your life, the expert team at Back to Life Integrated Medicine in Lakewood, Cerritos, Cypress, and Long Beach, California, offers holistic solutions. They use various forms of massage therapy to alleviate pain, accelerate healing, reduce stress, and restore your quality of life. Schedule your massage at Back to Life Integrated Medicine over the phone or online today.

Massage Therapy Q & A

What is massage?

Massage uses a series of manual manipulation techniques or devices to place pressure on muscles and joints. Doing so helps:

  • Alleviate muscle and joint pain
  • Reduce stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Relieve pinched nerves
  • Reduce muscle tension
  • Accelerate healing

Massage is a natural way to restore your health and is an alternative to pain medication. Your Back to Life Integrated Medicine specialist may combine massage with chiropractic adjustments or other holistic solutions to optimize your results.

What are the different types of massage?

Numerous massage techniques are available. Your provider chooses one that best matches your personalized needs based on the type and severity of symptoms and your preferences. They might recommend one or more of the following:

Trigger point massage

Trigger point massage relieves tension associated with tight muscle fibers. Your practitioner places steady pressure on tight areas to offer you relief.

Sports massage

Sports massage focuses on areas of sports injuries that cause you pain. Your Back to Life Integrated Medicine specialist personalizes sports massages to optimize results and accelerate healing.

Swedish massage

A Swedish massage uses deep circular movements, vibration, tapping, kneading, and long strokes to relieve pressure, improve circulation, and accelerate healing naturally.

Deep tissue massage

Deep tissue massage uses stronger pressure to target deep muscle and connective tissue layers, enhance healing, and alleviate pain associated with injuries.

What should I expect during a massage?

Prior to a massage at Back to Life Integrated Medicine, your practitioner reviews your medical history and symptoms. They complete a physical exam and may use imaging tests, such as X-rays or MRIs, to diagnose an injury if you have one. 

You lie down on a comfortable massage table and simply relax during the massage. Your provider uses a series of manual manipulation techniques that break apart scar tissue, relieve stress and tension, and accelerate healing. 

They apply gentle or deep pressure based on your preference. Your massage therapy session might last 30-90 minutes, depending on your time commitment and the type of injury or pain you suffer from. 

What happens after treatment?

After a massage, you’ll feel relaxed and your pain may lessen. Your practitioner might recommend a series of massage sessions or massage combined with physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, or shockwave therapy to help you achieve the most desirable outcome. 

Don’t succumb to taking pain medicine or muscle relaxants when holistic pain solutions are available at Back to Life Integrated Medicine. Schedule a massage appointment over the phone or online today.