Life in and around the Altoona Iowa area can be fun but also
Whether you have muscle pain or tension from either work, play,
or an injury, Connections Massage Therapy has the massage
therapists and treatments to help. We are your massage
Altoona Iowa massage therapy experts.
Massage therapy relaxes muscles, which in
turn, eases stiffness and pain. It restores balance to our
body keeping it ready for whatever life brings our way.
Day-to-day lives can find us moving or sitting in certain
ways that causes irritation in our muscles. Massage therapy
can relieve the tension and stress in these muscles. You
will sleep better, eat better, and your overall mood will
If you find yourself with muscles that are
tense, tight, or painful, we offer several methods of message to
fit your needs. Our reflexology massage therapy uses various
touch techniques on specific points of the feet, hands, or ears
to restore energy throughout the body. It improves blood supply
to the affected area and releases restricted energy flow.
The trigger point therapy
is fingertip or thumb pressure that puts pressure directly into
a tight or sensitive area. A trigger point are spots in the
muscle that are associated with palpable nodules in tight bands
of muscle fibers. These trigger points can produce referral pain
in other parts of the body. Trigger point therapy is designed to
alleviate the source of the pain by putting pressure on this
source and releasing the nodules.
Deep tissue massage is focused on the deepest
layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia. It is effective in
treating chronic pain, adhesions, whiplash, sciatica and much
more. This type of therapy uses a slower movement and the
pressure is deeper. It focuses on a specific area of pain or
injury. Deep tissue massage therapy is beneficial for chronic
pain and tension.
is a series of gently, cross-fiber massages that is used to
manipulate the connective tissue and realign the body to promote
a balanced energy flow. This therapy uses the thumbs and fingers
applying only gently pressure. The therapy is usually followed
by two-to-five minute rests, providing time for neuromuscular
reeducation or response. Motion and fluidity is restored after
is a method of taking the muscle to a point of gentle resistance
then activating the muscle. The the muscle is taken to a new
point of resistance. By contracting the muscle, it builds
strength in the muscle. When the muscle is strengthened, it
reduces the chances of further injury.
is a treatment to resolve a condition that a doctor has
diagnosed and has prescribed treatment. This type of therapy
will only focus on areas of the body related to what the doctor
has diagnosed and prescribed the treatment for.
If you are in need of muscle tension or pain
relief, we are here to help!
So make an appointment today and find out how we can help you. We look forward to helping all our potential Des Moines Iowa clients with all their massage therapy needs.
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