Therapeutic Massage Woodland Hills

Massage therapist massaging shoulders

Elite Sports Medicine combines art and science in our application of massage therapy. The art in our massage therapists has been gained in experience and through an intuitive and empathetic understanding of our patients’ health needs.

Massage therapy, at its core, is a clinically-based healthcare alternative that can relieve pain and discomfort in soft body tissues and improve health and well-being through manual manipulation. Soft tissues include muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints.

Massage therapists employ a wide range of methods, otherwise known as modalities, to correct muscle alignment, improve range of motion, relieve chronic pain and muscle pain and tension, alleviate stress and stimulate circulation.

In addition to the aforementioned, therapeutic massage therapy improves our patients’ overall emotional well-being and physical well-being.

  • Therapeutic massage therapy benefits
  • Reduces or eliminates acute and chronic pain
  • Improves joint mobility and range of motion
  • Improves circulation
  • Encourages lymphatic drainage
  • Reduces muscular tension and stress


Types of Massage Therapy

Rehabilitation Massage
Rehab massage is also referred to as deep tissue massage, therapeutic massage and clinical massage. It’s not the type of massage you would get at your local foot or body spa. Rehab massage is typically practiced in chiropractic offices like ours and also in hospitals and clinics.

Relaxation Massage
This type of massage, opposed to rehab massage, is practiced in foot and body spas, wellness centers and resorts. A relaxation massage is also referred to as Swedish massage and is intended to relax the body by rubbing muscles in the direction blood returning to the heart. In addition, relaxation massage increases oxygen levels in the blood, helps the body detoxify, and improves circulation and muscle flexibility.


Massage Therapy Modalities

There are myriad types of massage therapy modalities but as chiropractors offering therapeutic massage, we offer the following:

  • Slow stroking therapy
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Deep pressure therapy

Elite Sports Medicine offers five massage therapy clinics in Los Angeles County: Woodland Hills, Los Angeles (LAX), Lancaster, Montebello, and West LA.