Massage Therapy

Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Massage Therapists & Naturopathic Physicians located in Federal Way, WA

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy services offered in Federal Way, WA

When performed by a licensed therapist, massage therapy can relieve musculoskeletal pain, reduce stress, and enhance your mobility. At Northwest Wellness in Federal Way, Washington, the team offers several types of massage therapy, including Swedish, deep tissue, and sports massage. Call Northwest Wellness today to request a massage therapy consultation or request an appointment online.

Massage Therapy Q&A

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy is a manual treatment that uses varying pressures, hand movements, and special tools to manipulate your skin, muscles, and other soft tissues. It’s a quick and effective way to ease tension, increase circulation, and encourage your body’s healing process.

You might associate massage therapy with going to a spa, but it isn’t just for pampering. Partnering with the team at Northwest Wellness can relieve aches and pains, improve your independence, and help you feel your best.

What types of issues can benefit from massage therapy?

At Northwest Wellness, the team uses massage therapy to help manage various medical issues, including:

  • Insomnia
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Back and neck pain
  • Arthritis
  • Auto accidents and work injuries
  • Nerve pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain

Massage therapy can relieve repetitive strain injuries, including plantar fasciitis, golfer’s elbow, and tendonitis.

Are there different types of massage therapy?

The team at Northwest Wellness offers several types of massage therapy, including:

Swedish massage

Swedish massage encourages stress relief and relaxation. It uses a gentle touch and light pressure to calm your nervous system, improve your circulation, and promote peace of mind.

Sports massage

Sports massage promotes recovery after a race, game, or athletic competition. It uses manual pressure and special handheld instruments to relieve tight muscles, break down scar tissue, and encourage healing.

Deep tissue massage

Deep tissue massage uses a combination of light and heavy pressure to increase circulation to the muscles and tendons in your neck and spine or other sensitive areas. This type of massage is especially beneficial for people experiencing muscle tightness or chronic muscle pain.

Trigger point massage

Trigger point massage targets trigger points –– tight knots of muscle. Your Northwest Wellness provider applies pressure to specific trigger points in your back. This boosts circulation to the area, causing your muscles to relax.

After an exam and a discussion of your symptoms, the team can make personalized massage therapy recommendations.

How often will I need massage therapy?

The number of massage therapy sessions you need depends on various factors, including the issue treated and the severity of your symptoms. Some people experience significant relief after just one session, but most people need a series of three or four to achieve their desired results. 

Be patient, follow your provider’s instructions, and attend each of your follow-up treatments.

Call Northwest Wellness today to explore the benefits of massage therapy or request your appointment online.