Massage Therapy Specialist

180 Health Medical & Wellness Center

Alternative Medicine & Functional Medicine Specialist located in Springfield, MO

Massage therapy is a hands-on treatment that provides a variety of health benefits. As part of your comprehensive treatment, the regenerative and functional medicine specialists at 180 Health Medical & Wellness Center in Springfield, Missouri, offer expert massage therapy. Massages can help you recover from an injury, reduce muscle tension, and improve your overall well-being. Call the office to schedule a massage therapy session or book an appointment online today.

Massage Therapy

What are the health benefits of massage therapy?

Massage therapy manipulates your muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissues to relieve pain or improve your overall wellness. Different types of massage offer a variety of health benefits, including:

  • Improved emotional state
  • Overall pain relief
  • Reduced frequency of headaches and migraines
  • Increased range of motion
  • Improved balance
  • Chronic neck pain relief
  • Chronic back pain relief
  • Shoulder pain relief
  • Reduced fibromyalgia symptoms
  • Reduced arthritis pain
  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Improved digestion
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower heart rate
  • Reduced stress

Massage therapy sessions can improve the function of many systems in your body. As such, massage therapy is an ideal complement of a comprehensive treatment plan.

What are the different types of massage therapy?

Different types of massage therapy function in different ways and your selected type depends on your individual needs. Several of the most common types of massage therapy include:


Swedish massages are good for full-body muscle relaxation or to help you recover after an injury. This technique uses long strokes, kneading, rolling, and small circular motions to loosen tight muscles.

Deep tissue

Deep tissue massages go deeper than Swedish massages to help relieve repetitive muscle strain and target knots in your muscles. This approach is often beneficial if you have chronic pain or areas of reduced mobility.


Sports massages prevent injuries and improve your flexibility. This form of massage therapy helps athletes who want to keep their muscles and ligaments in top shape.


Shiatsu helps with sciatica pain, arthritis, digestive issues, and insomnia.


Aromatherapy massage combines the techniques of Swedish massage with essential oils to offer a soothing, relaxing experience.

How often should I get a massage?

How often you choose to receive a massage is a personal preference. There are little to no 

adverse side effects of massage therapy, so it’s generally safe to have regularly scheduled massages without any issue.

You could feel temporary discomfort after a deep tissue massage, but ultimately, you will feel much better with less overall muscle tension.

If you would like to see if massage therapy is right for you, call the expert team at 180 Health Medical & Wellness Center to schedule your visit. You can also book your appointment online.



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