Massage in Portland
Massage has been around for at least 3000 years and people took a liking to it. Here in Portland we treat patients with Tui Na massage daily. If you’ve never tried Tui Na massage, you’re really missing out! There are dozens of styles of massage out there and every massage therapist is a little different in how they combine and utilized these. There is massage for lymph fluid, the muscles, connective tissue, and scarring, among other tissue types. Pressure can be light, medium, or deep, and there are hundreds of different individual techniques across the dozens of styles out there. Just talk to your massage therapist about what you like and don’t like, because while they’re usually good at reading body language, your words are helpful in tailoring the treatment to suit you.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is about 10,000 years old as shown by archaeological evidence. Luckily we’ve benefited a lot from the experience of a lot of health care practitioners down through the ages, as well as technological advances in materials and other areas. In Oriental Medicine, we don’t throw techniques and knowledge out because it’s old. At the same time we don’t ignore new information and research in the medical world. Acupuncture originated in China, but now is being practiced and researched all over the world – including here in Portland! There are many different styles and techniques under the acupuncture umbrella, ranging from non-invasive techniques like laser acupuncture to what looks to the average Western onlooker like minor surgery.
How Massage In Portland Works
Tui Na Massage works by reducing inflammation in the areas massaged as well as actually speeding up healing and recovery time. The first is done by reducing the action of inflammatory cytokines in the body and the second is done by increasing the action of mitochondria in individual cells. It reduced swelling locally too, which can help with pain at the site of an injury or with edema.
Benefits of Massage
Most types of massage increase circulation, relax muscles, and help reduce stress. Many types also help your body realign itself in a positive way so that you experience less fatigue, pain, and disability. Pain and muscle tension are the most common reasons people come for massage but people also go to help detoxify their bodies and even to treat anxiety and depression. There is a much wider range of ailments that massage can handle than most people know about.
Benefits of Acupuncture
acupuncture helps with pain, muscle tension, and inflammation, insurance in Portland and Oregon as a whole commonly covers low back pain, neck pain, and headaches, to name a few. Basically any kind of acute or chronic pain is likely to be improved by acupuncture — either quickly or slowly — depending on how bad it is and how well your body responds to acupuncture. This includes nerve pain as well, since acupuncture affects the nervous system positively. Things like sciatica, carpal tunnel, and thoracic outlet syndrome are well-suited to acupuncture treatment. Usually, dietary education comes into play here, primarily focused on inflammatory vs anti-inflammatory fat intake. Patients in Portland often respond well to acupuncture for anxiety and depression.
Proudly serving Portland, OR and the surrounding areas for all of your Acupuncture and Massage needs. Make an appointment today!
16097 SE McLoughlin Blvd
Milwaukie, Oregon 97267