therapeutic massage

Massage Therapy for a Variety of Applications

Always find the right massage therapy for your condition at Merci Soothing Touch Massage & Bodywork LLC in Hackensack, New Jersey. Consult our therapists and allow us to recommend the ideal therapeutic solutions.

Orthopedic Massage

Orthopedic massage therapy (OMT) is a total system of assessments, special orthopedic testing, multi-disciplinary and multi-modality treatments, along with precise client self-care protocols that facilitate myoskeletal alignment and eliminate pain brought about by injuries.

Medical Massage Therapy

A results-oriented therapy, medical massage is recommended to resolve specific conditions diagnosed in a patient by physicians. More a style than a set of techniques, medical massage therapy employs a variety of modalities and procedures.

These are meant to treat the particular areas of a patient’s body suffering from injury or pain. Working hand-in-hand with physicians, medical massage therapists aim to achieve the best possible health outcomes for the patient.

Medical massage therapy has been used to alleviate several medical concerns, such as:

  • Migraine and Headache
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Repetitive-Use Injuries (Tennis Elbow, etc.)
  • Shoulder/Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Traumatic Injuries (Vehicular Accidents, etc.)
  • Jaw Issues
  • Postural Imbalance Pain
  • Pregnancy-Associated Pain
  • Constipation Issues
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Sciatica Pain
  • Muscle Cramps

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a gentle and rhythmic pumping technique applied on the skin along the lymphatic vessels. The pumping motion is done in the direction of the lymph flow.

This relaxing procedure is good for overall well-being because it promotes healing and prevents illness. Customers who have had manual lymphatic drainage prefer this over regular massages.

The Benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage

  • Improves the Flow of Lymph
  • Reduces Body Swelling
  • Promotes Healing of Injuries
  • Promotes Healing of Incisions
  • Removes Unhealthy Body Toxins
  • Carries Protein to the Blood
  • Carries White Cells to the Blood
  • Enhances Blood Circulation
  • Improves Overall Body Health

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a technique where a practitioner uses a feather-light touch to test for and release restrictions of the cranial system.

Whenever there is tension or stress at certain points in the body, the body may be out of synchronization, causing ill health.

This particular therapy is administered by monitoring the rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid's flow through the system. By freeing tension from the spinal cord, the cerebral spinal flows more freely.

Relaxing, safe, and effective, craniosacral therapy may alleviate numerous conditions including migraines, chronic fatigue, motor coordination impairments, stress, tension, and orthopedic problems.

When craniosacral therapy is administered, relaxation occurs and improves mental performance as well. When this treatment is conducted separately, the recipient may remain fully clothed. Craniosacral therapy is safe for children and adults.

Respiratory System Massage

This type of massage normalizes breathing through a balancing effect on the autonomic nervous system which encourages deeper and more thorough breathing due to the relaxing effect of massage.

Respiratory massage loosens the intercostal muscles (the muscles between the ribs) and frees the rib cage to allow greater chest expansion. Deeper breathing channels more oxygen to all cells.

This stimulates proprioceptors in the joints and increases respiration through a range of motion in an inactive person. Respiratory system massage is essential to bringing the body to homeostasis.

Such types of specific massage therapy improve the following systems:

  • Circulatory
  • Digestive
  • Endocrine
  • Integumentary
  • Lymphatic
  • Muscular
  • Nervous
  • Respiratory
  • Skeletal

Neuromuscular Massage

Neuromuscular therapy (NMT) is a process of correcting imbalances in the musculature to reduce pain. Postural distortion often occurs as a result of unilateral contractions of skeletal muscles.

Treatment is aimed at creating balance to reduce the damage that can be caused by unnecessary torque on the joints.

This may include deep tissue work, trigger point therapy, and a mixture of muscle tissue manipulations, gentle stretches, and range-of-motion tests. Neuromuscular massage is great for pain management, as well as recovery from injuries and surgery.

Soothe the Body, Relax the Mind, and Heal

Feel all muscular tension, stress, and body pain melt away as you lounge about and enjoy a good therapeutic massage at our spa.