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Massage Therapy

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What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. Using a variety of techniques, Avalon Malibu’s licensed massage therapists promote relaxation and well-being through massage treatments, while helping the body to release toxins and enhance function. Avalon Malibu is comprised of two houses: one house is utilized for primarily mental health treatment such as bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression; and the other house functions as a rehab center and is reserved for treatment for addiction to alcohol and drugs, as well as treatment for eating disorders. Both houses are amazing and incorporate integrative and evidence-based programs that combine mind, body and spirit, based on our clients’ potential rather than their pathology.

Using the progressive and proven treatment of massage therapy, our treatment program involves working on the body with varying pressure that is at times structured and other times unstructured. The process involves stationary or moving tension and may vary with motion and vibration. The procedure is facilitated either manually or with mechanical aids. It is used to restore health to tissues and helps remove toxins while making the body more flexible and adaptable for all types of physical activity.

Who Provides Massage Therapy at Avalon Malibu?

All massage therapy sessions are provided by a licensed and trained professional massage therapist. Our therapists are highly trained in cutting-edge techniques and modalities that include:

Swedish massage is best-known for long, crisscross sweeping strokes up and down the body. The kneading may be provided at varying levels of depth to deliver alternating relaxing and energizing impacts. Swedish massage improves the flow of oxygen in the blood and overall circulation.

Remedial massage is often recommended by doctors to treat specific conditions, mainly muscle and tissue injury. It is also popular to help strengthen people with sicknesses that impact their body functions.

Deep tissue massage is a popular modality that offers slow and deep manipulation of contracted muscles and connective tissue, with the purpose of going deep to break up areas where muscles have tightened, causing pain and tension.

Sports massage was initially developed to prevent or reverse muscle strains and injuries resulting from high-intensity sports or exercise. It is beneficial for anyone, as it is intended to loosen up muscle tissue throughout the body.

Thai massage uses gentle stretching and pressure to adjust skeletal structure, while increasing flexibility and relieving stress. Used with modalities such as acupuncture, yoga, and shiatsu, Thai massage can be quite effective.

Hot stone massage is a relaxing and meditative style of massage that uses flat, smooth and heated rocks placed at key points onto the body. It is generally used to open up pathways and blockages within the body.

How Does Massage Therapy Become Integrated into Residential Treatment?

At Avalon Malibu, we believe that the issues we face do not define who or what we are. Our goal is to impart healthy ways of living that encourage life-affirming choices for the future of each individual who visits our luxurious treatment setting. When clients arrive at Avalon Malibu, they are hurting and often deprived of proper nutrients and a general sense of well-being. Our massage program is integrated into a client’s program according to their individual needs. Massage therapy is a positive experience for clients and applies etiquette to ensure that each person’s care remains foremost in comfort and relaxation.

Massage targets the entire body, where tissues include muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin, and joints along with other connective tissue, lymphatic vessels, and even organs of the gastrointestinal system. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearms or feet, and is always approached in a caring and trusting environment. We are committed to each individual as a person, and create a unique treatment program specifically designed for each client’s specific needs. Most clients desire to experience our outstanding program.

Clothing is often an issue in massage protocol. Some types of massage such as Thai massage require loose, comfortable clothing, while others require the patient to undress, at least partially. We recommend that each individual undress to their personal level of comfort. Regardless of dressing, whether a person chooses to remove their clothing or keep it on when receiving a massage treatment, each individual is properly and professionally draped at all times during their massage.

To find out how to experience massage therapy for yourself during recovery, call Avalon Malibu at 888-958-7511.

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