At Massage Works Los Gatos we use a variety of therapeutic modalites to create a functional massage for our clients.
What exactly does this mean? We want you to function at your very best. When you walk in with a specific type of pain… knee pain for instance. Your therapist will palpate the muscles in the leg that are used in flexion, extension and stabilization of the knee. Using knowledge of anatomy and what they find in the muscle tissue you will receive a variety of manual therapies to return the muscles to a healthy state. That is how massage works to help you to function without pain. Relief from muscle spasms, scar tissue, adhesions, extreme muscle tension and restricted circulation puts your body back in balance so it functions at it’s best and most efficient. There is a reason many athletes (like at the Olympics right now) make massage a regular part of their training.
Functional massage therapy can help with a variety of pain and muscle syndromes such as:
- shoulder pain
- sore tender muscles from workout
- tennis (or golfers) elbow
- tight painful upper back (silicon valley syndrome)
- low back pain
- knee pain
- shin splints