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Monday thru Friday
7:30 am to 4:30 pm
12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
3200 Tower Oaks Blvd.
Rockville, MD 20852
Massage is one of the oldest healing arts: Chinese records dating back 3,000 years document its use; the ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments; and Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems.
At OCH, our massage therapy work incorporates the following techniques:
- Myofascial release (gentle connective tissue massage, sometimes incorporating active or passive movement to release tension)
- Stretching (both passive and active)
- Swedish (general circulatory massage)
- Deep tissue (slow, focused massage utilizing glides and compressions) techniques
The benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching. As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions including:
- Low back pain
- High blood pressure
- Immunity suppression
- Depression, and more
And, as many millions will attest, massage also helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to disease and illness.
Massage and bodywork therapies are defined as the application of various techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the human body.
Massage is the application of soft-tissue manipulation techniques to the body, generally intended to reduce stress and fatigue while improving circulation. Bodywork employs various forms of touch therapies that may use manipulation, movement, and/or repatterning to affect structural changes to the body.
Much of our work incorporates myofascial release (gentle connective tissue massage, sometimes incorporating active or passive movement to release tension) and stretching (both passive and active). We may also incorporate Swedish (general circulatory massage) and deep tissue (slow, focused massage utilizing glides and compressions) techniques.