Massage Therapy Specialist

Arbor Vitae Wellness

Chiropractic & Wellness Center located in Santa Monica, CA

Massage therapy improves your physical and emotional well-being and helps your body function better in numerous ways. The compassionate, highly skilled health care team at Arbor Vitae Wellness Center in Santa Monica, California, specializes in a variety of massage therapy techniques to help relieve pain and stress, and promote better overall health. By itself, or in combination with other holistic health care methods, massage therapy is an essential part of a whole-person approach to health and healing. To book an appointment, call the office or schedule online.

Massage Therapy Q&A

Arbor Vitae Wellness

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

When it comes to pain management, stress management, rehabilitation from sports injuries or chronic conditions, and overall general wellness, the health benefits of massage therapy are seemingly endless. A massage can help lower your blood pressure and heart rate so you enter a more relaxed state. Over time, regular massage therapy sessions can help you find relief from depression, anxiety, lower back pain, neck pain, and many other health conditions.

A therapeutic massage can:

  • Improve balance
  • Relieve neck and low back pain
  • Reduce headache pain and migraine frequency
  • Reduce chronic pain
  • Increase range of motion
  • Improve digestion
  • Improve cardiovascular health
  • Promote feelings of overall well-being

Massage therapy is known to relieve stress, reduce anxiety, relax your muscles, and provide a host of other all-natural health perks.

What are the different types of massage?

Massage therapy encompasses a variety of techniques and types of massage, including:

  • Swedish
  • Hot stone
  • Deep tissue
  • Shiatsu
  • Trigger point
  • Therapeutic  
  • Sports
  • Prenatal

The certified massage therapists at Arbor Vitae Wellness Center talk to you about your conditions and any areas of your body you want to address to promote healing or relieve pain so they can customize their approach to your massage therapy sessions.

How can I make the most of my massage therapy appointment?

Since your team of health care providers takes a multidisciplinary approach to helping you achieve optimal wellness, your treatment plan may include massage therapy. When you visit Arbor Vitae Wellness Center for massage therapy, you can expect to leave feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and less tense. After a massage, you may feel relief from muscle pain, lower back pain, tension headaches, or any other musculoskeletal condition for which you desire treatment.

Follow these guidelines to help you get the most out of your massage:

  • Arrive 10-15 minutes ahead of time to avoid feeling rushed
  • Plan to “disconnect” from the outside world for a while
  • Avoid eating a heavy meal right before your appointment
  • Communicate any pain or discomfort during the massage
  • Drink plenty of water afterward to rehydrate your body and flush away toxins

Discover how massage therapies, Chiropractic Care, Naturopathic medicine, and Acupuncture techniques all work together to help manage your pain, rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit, and get you back to living life to the fullest.

Call the office or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.