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Thai Massage: “Sports Massage” with a Deep History

Therapeutic Massage Now Offered At IRG Physical & Hand Therapy - Greenwood

Therapeutic massage is a healing and stimulating way for individuals to feel relief after suffering from a pulled hamstring that flared up during a soccer game, ailments from a car accident or even a stiff neck and shoulders caused by poor posture working at the computer all week. Depending on the injury, it is important to find out which type of massage treatment is best for you. IRG’s team of Licensed Massage Therapists helps make this easy for you.

This month IRG Physical & Hand Therapy – Greenwood welcomes our newest Licensed Massage Therapist (& Certified Trager® Practitioner), Kevin Millard. With over five years of massage experience, his rehabilitative massage style is gentle, educational and focused. Kevin also incorporates the Trager® approach to his practice. His clients can expect to be moved around gently in the course of a session that’s both effective and relaxing.

One of Kevin’s patients shares, “As an avid runner my body is used to rigorous exercise and the tight muscles that come along with it. Kevin’s hybrid approach of incorporating both Thai and Western massage techniques into his practice helped enhance my range of motion and encouraged my muscles to relax. I was grateful for the exercises that he gave me to support proper posture and alignment throughout my day and weeks to come.” 

The benefit of Thai massage is that it works your entire body in a ‘big-picture’ way. It’s one of the most invigorating types of massages, as the therapist applies moving compressions while leveraging the recipient into passive, yoga-like stretches. (Sometimes it seems like “Yoga being done to you.”) Thai massage is performed in loose, comfortable clothing, eliminating the need for the sometimes awkward draping of typical massage. The therapist uses every part of his or her body—hands, knees, legs, and (especially) feet —to not only stretch you but also soften to tight muscles & connective tissue. This type of massage can be both energizing and relaxing.

Best for: Improving energy, increasing flexibility, and for overall health and well-being.

Utilizing the Trager® approach combined with western and eastern massage practices, Kevin helps people recover from:

  • Chronic pain
  • Headache/migraine
  • Low back, hip, and knee issues
  • Pregnancy
  • Recovery from injury or surgery
  • Shoulder issues
  • Scar treatment
  • TMJ (jaw) dysfunction & pain

If you would like to book an appointment, please call our Greenwood clinic at 206-900-8883. All cash-pay appointments are 25% the month of March.

Categories: Injuries, Wellness
Tagged In: Injuries, Pain, TMJ, Thai Massage, Therapeutic Massage, athlete, chronic pain, headaches, massage, scar treatment, shoulder injury, sports massage
Posted on March 9, 2017

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Thai Massage: “Sports Massage” with a Deep History

Therapeutic Massage Now Offered At IRG Physical & Hand Therapy - Greenwood

Therapeutic massage is a healing and stimulating way for individuals to feel relief after suffering from a pulled hamstring that flared up during a soccer game, ailments from a car accident or even a stiff neck and shoulders caused by poor posture working at the computer all week. Depending on the injury, it is important to find out which type of massage treatment is best for you. IRG’s team of Licensed Massage Therapists helps make this easy for you.

This month IRG Physical & Hand Therapy – Greenwood welcomes our newest Licensed Massage Therapist (& Certified Trager® Practitioner), Kevin Millard. With over five years of massage experience, his rehabilitative massage style is gentle, educational and focused. Kevin also incorporates the Trager® approach to his practice. His clients can expect to be moved around gently in the course of a session that’s both effective and relaxing.

One of Kevin’s patients shares, “As an avid runner my body is used to rigorous exercise and the tight muscles that come along with it. Kevin’s hybrid approach of incorporating both Thai and Western massage techniques into his practice helped enhance my range of motion and encouraged my muscles to relax. I was grateful for the exercises that he gave me to support proper posture and alignment throughout my day and weeks to come.” 

The benefit of Thai massage is that it works your entire body in a ‘big-picture’ way. It’s one of the most invigorating types of massages, as the therapist applies moving compressions while leveraging the recipient into passive, yoga-like stretches. (Sometimes it seems like “Yoga being done to you.”) Thai massage is performed in loose, comfortable clothing, eliminating the need for the sometimes awkward draping of typical massage. The therapist uses every part of his or her body—hands, knees, legs, and (especially) feet —to not only stretch you but also soften to tight muscles & connective tissue. This type of massage can be both energizing and relaxing.

Best for: Improving energy, increasing flexibility, and for overall health and well-being.

Utilizing the Trager® approach combined with western and eastern massage practices, Kevin helps people recover from:

  • Chronic pain
  • Headache/migraine
  • Low back, hip, and knee issues
  • Pregnancy
  • Recovery from injury or surgery
  • Shoulder issues
  • Scar treatment
  • TMJ (jaw) dysfunction & pain

If you would like to book an appointment, please call our Greenwood clinic at 206-900-8883. All cash-pay appointments are 25% the month of March.

Categories: Injuries, Wellness
Tagged In: Injuries, Pain, TMJ, Thai Massage, Therapeutic Massage, athlete, chronic pain, headaches, massage, scar treatment, shoulder injury, sports massage
Posted on March 9, 2017

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