Physical therapy and massage therapy are complementary treatments. That’s why the Apex team of professionals includes licensed massage therapists, as well as physical therapists. You have the convenience of scheduling your physical therapy and massage treatments in one place. When your massage therapist and physical therapist are part of the same team, they can work together to develop a comprehensive treatment plan which overlaps but doesn’t duplicate efforts.
In addition to traditional massage therapy techniques, massage therapists at Apex Physical Therapy & Wellness Center offer several specialized massage therapies for our patients.
Some of those massage therapies include:
- Craniosacral Therapy
- Myofascial Release
- Neuromuscular Massage
- Manual Lymph Drainage Therapy
- Raindrop Therapy
- Orthopedic Massage and Pain Management
- Trigger Point Release
- Pregnancy Massage
This gentle therapy helps release healing energy to your entire body. After an initial assessment by the therapist, light touch adjustments release tension in the CranioSacral system, the membrane and fluid encasing the brain and spinal cord. By supporting the central nervous system and releasing restrictions, CranioSacral therapy has shown to bring about profound healing. Since it is so gentle, non-invasive, and virtually risk free, adults and children of all ages can benefit from this therapy.
CranioSacral Therapy can help a wide variety of problems including:
- Migraines and headaches
- Concussions/Traumatic Brain Injuries
- TMJ syndrome
- Tongue/lip tie (infants)
- Plagiocephaly (infants)
- Chronic neck/back pain
- Various neurological disorders
Myofascial release is a gentle technique where hands are placed directly on the skin over the area of pain. The pressure technique used is slow and deliberate. It allows the fascia layer between your skin and muscle to relax and frees the restrictions that are causing the pain and symptoms.
Our nerves run through our muscles, tendons and ligaments. Repetitive stress injuries, poor posture and other bio-mechanical issues can tighten muscles and create excess pressure on delicate nerve tissue. Tightness and pain signal your body, telling you that a correction is needed. Neuromuscular massage is a deep-tissue massage to loosen tight muscles, free up nerves and relieve the pressure on sensitive nerve points.
Similar to the science of acupressure, reflexology focuses on specific areas of the foot which correspond to organs and other areas of the body. Trained manipulation of the specific areas of the foot release energy into your body to facilitate health and healing.
Manual Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT)
Your lymph system runs throughout your body carrying fluid to tissues and carrying toxins and waste away from your body tissue. Lymph Drainage Therapy involves hands-on manipulation of specific points in the lymph system to stimulate the flow of lymphatic fluid out of your tissues. Proper circulation of the lymph system promotes health and healing throughout your body.
Lymph Drainage Therapy can help with:
- Regeneration of tissues (Pre- and post-surgical scarring)
- Detoxification of the body
- Immune stimulation
- Reducing symptoms of fibromyalgia
- Reduces edemas (swelling)
- Advanced techniques for fascia, viscera and joints
Nine different essential oils are used in the Raindrop Massage. The oils are applied in layers to the feet, back and spine. Raindrop Massage combines the benefits of aromatherapy with techniques of Reflexology, Vita Flex, Detoxification, and massage therapy to bring healthy balance to your body’s energy flow and function.
Specialized Massage Therapy Near You
Apex offers a variety of massage therapy applications and techniques. Your physical therapist and massage therapist will guide you selecting the massage therapy treatments that match your needs and goals. Ask about the massage therapy options available at the North Dakota location nearest you, in Fargo, Jamestown, and LaMoure. Call us at (701) 364-2739.