Life Wellness is proud to offer high-quality massage therapy to the residents of Lakeville and Eagan. Our team or professional and experienced massage therapists provide you with the relief that you need. Whether you’ve experienced an injury or are simply looking for a way to relax, the team at Life Wellness is dedicated to providing you with an incredible massage experience.

In order to provide you with the massage that will best suit your needs, we offer a wide range of massage therapy services. Learn more about massage therapy and the different services that we offer, below.

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy is a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage therapists typically use their hands and fingers for the massage, but may also use their forearms, elbows and even feet. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure depending on which type of massage service is being performed.

There are many different types of massage therapy, but here are a few of the most common types:

Swedish Massage

This is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energize you. Swedish massages are one of the most popular forms of massage therapy and that is because they are able to provide you with so much more than relaxation. This form of massage is great for improving oxygen flow, improving flexibility, reducing toxins, and releasing tension.

Deep Massage

This massage technique uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, commonly to help with muscle damage from injuries. All in all, deep tissue massages are very similar to Swedish massages. They are a fantastic option if you have tension deep within your muscles.

Sports Massage

Athletes do some work on their bodies. Regardless of what activity we’re talking about, the body undergoes quite a bit of pressure and growth. In those instances, sports massage therapy is a fantastic option to take advantage of. This form of massage is similar to Swedish massages, but it’s geared toward people involved in sports activities to help prevent or treat injuries.

Trigger Point Massage

Trigger point massage focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse. If you’ve been in an accident or have some serious tension because of an injury, this is a form of massage that can help release tension and relieve some of the pain that you’ve been feeling. Whether you’re working a manual labor job or you’re feeling pain after a serious injury, you should definitely try a trigger point massage.

Benefits of Massage

Massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.

Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.

While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:

  • Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Paresthesias and nerve pain
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint pain

Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often involves caring, comfort, a sense of empowerment and creating deep connections with their massage therapist. The team at Life Wellness is dedicated to providing you with the high-quality massage services that you’re in need of. Call us today to schedule a massage with one of our massage therapists at Lakeville, MN office (952) 225-3074 or Eagan, MN office, (651) 237-7046.