Massage Therapy Benefits
Improves Sleep Quality
Massage therapy can help reduce stress and anxiety levels, which can result in more peaceful sleep. For this reason, massage therapy is typically recommended for a number of sleep-related disorders.
Eases Muscle Pain
Massage therapy can help reduce painful tension and inflammation of muscles, tendons, and joints.
Boosts Immune Function
Massage therapy can increase the activity of white blood cells in the body and boost immune function.
Improves Mental Alertness
Massage therapy can increase mental alertness by reducing stress and increasing serotonin levels in the body.
The relaxing experience of massage therapy can decrease cortisol levels in the body while boosting endorphin levels, resulting in a reduction of stress.
Pressure and degrees of movement used during massage therapy help increase circulation, improving overall wellness.
Improves Joint Mobility
By reducing tension and inflammation, massage therapy can help improve joint mobility.
Reduces Tension In The Muscles
Massage therapy techniques can reduce tension in muscles, resulting in less pain and greater joint mobility.
Stimulates Movement Of Lymphatic Fluid
Massage therapy can help stimulate the movement of lymphatic fluid and aid in flushing toxins out of the body.
Types Of Massage Therapy Offered At In Motion O.C.
This is the most common type of massage. Swedish Massage involves a variety of long, kneading strokes on the outer layer of muscles to help reduce stress and tension. You can expect to feel relaxed and energized after a Swedish Massage. Swedish Massages are held in our private massage room.
Deep Tissue Massage
Mainly used to treat musculoskeletal issues, Deep Tissue Massage involves applying sustained pressure to the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. This modality helps relieve muscle tension and can break up painful scar tissue that forms after injures. Deep Tissue Massages are held in our private massage room.
Perfect for before or after therapy sessions, Stretching Massages involve stretching with incorporated massage techniques. These types of massages are held in a semi-private massage area where clothes can be left on during your massage.
Meet Our Massage Therapists
Lisa is a graduate of National Holistic Institute in 2013 with over 900 hours of training. She is licensed by the state of California and is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Lisa loves helping people reach their health goals. Some of her favorite massage techniques are Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Prenatal and Trigger Point Therapy.
Paul graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon in 2019. He is trained by the Upledger Institute in Craniosacral Therapy and is a Functional Patterns certified biomechanics trainer. By blending a variety of relaxation and neuromuscular techniques, he invites you to experience stillness, peace, and strength in your body. Paul’s goal is for your table time to be the best part of your day. He creates a personalized treatment plan for you in collaboration with your PT to seek the root cause of symptoms and get the best results. Paul has been a Track & Field athlete and coach since 2009. He enjoys cooking and roller skating with his wife, and is a lifelong learner.
Massage Therapy FAQs
Will My Insurance Cover Massage Therapy?
Our massage therapy services are not covered by insurance. Contact us to learn more about the cost of our massage services in Orange County.
How Much Does Massage Therapy Cost?
Pricing can vary depending on the type and length of massage. To learn more about pricing, contact us and be sure to ask about our membership special for additional perks and savings.
How Long Are Massage Therapy Sessions?
We offer 25-minute, 50-minute, and 80-minute massage therapy sessions.
Will I Feel Sore After Massage Therapy Sessions?
It is completely normal to feel sore after massage therapy sessions due to the stimulation and manipulation of soft tissues during the massage.Just like exercise, regular massage therapy sessions will decrease episodes of muscle soreness.
Which Massage Type Is Right For Me?
The right type of massage therapy for you will depend on what type of symptoms you are looking to resolve. Your massage therapist will consult with you before your massage to determine which type of massage may be best for you.
How Often Should I Get A Massage?
Getting a massage once every 1-2 weeks is the standard treatment, but everyone is different. Your massage therapist can help set a cadence that works best for you.
*This information about massage therapy was reviewed by Dr Natalie Thomas, PT, DPT. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us here.