www.JessicaAbegg.com Are you looking for effective Hydrotherapy with integrated massage therapy in Denver? Look no further than Peace of Mind Massage on Old South Pearl Street in Platt Park near Washington Park, Cherry Creek, Capital Hill, Englewood, Baker, Glendale, and central to all of Denver, Colorado.

Hydrotherapy is hot or cold therapy. When hydrotherapy is integrated into a massage session it increases the benefits. Massage is already so beneficial to relaxation and release of stress and tension in the body. Adding hydrotherapy only betters the experience. Peace of Mind Massage in Denver has professional grade hydrocollator packs that offer deep muscle relief with their steaming hot packs. A hydrocollator pack is a silica gel filled pack that is soaked in hot water to provide prolonged moist heat which relaxes the muscles and provides relief from pain. The packs apply pressure on the body which feels grounding and calming for the client. A hydrocollator differs from an electric blanket because the heat is moist and penetrates through the pores of the skin. Hydrocollator packs penetrate deep into the muscles and fascia causing them to relax and release tension, pain or spasms. These packs are kept in water that reaches no higher than 160 degrees and they are wrapped in 3-5 layers of towel before applied to an area of the body for no longer than 20 minutes at a time. Client feedback is very important when working with heat therapy and the Massage Therapist will check in with the client to make sure it is not uncomfortable.
Receiving a massage with hydrotherapy prior to an athletic event will improve the elasticity of the tendons and ligaments and increase ease of movement. Heat treats chronic pain, stiffness, and muscle aches by bringing circulation and oxygen rich blood flow to relieve areas of pain. Heat therapy can be beneficial to symptoms of fibromyalgia, arthritis, sciatic pain, carpal tunnel, migraines, TMJ, and tennis elbow. It is not to be used in the acute stage of an injury so notify your therapist if any conditions exist. At Peace of Mind Massage in Denver we offer different forms of heat therapy; hydrocollator packs, hot stones, hot towels, and during the winter months we use an electric heated blanket on the table. We also give recommendations for home care with the use of hydrotherapy.
Cold therapy is used on acute injuries and inflammation by narrowing of the blood vessels and restricting further injury to the tissue. This draws the blood away from the skin surface to the deep muscles and internal organs to facilitate healing. The restriction of blood flow to the affected area reduces pain in the muscles and joints. At Peace of Mind in Denver we have gel filled ice packs that can be contorted around body parts and big enough for large areas such as the back. Along with treating acute injuries, cold therapy can be useful for chronic conditions such as a chronic knee pain felt when cycling or running. Cold Therapy is great for tennis elbow and when used regularly before playing, less pain and better performance can be achieved. At Peace of Mind we specialize in Deep Tissue which can cause soreness for the client similar to a good workout. We offer home cold care and heat care recommendations for our clients specific to their concerns. Hydrotherapy is an excellent addition to a massage to achieve maximum benefits. It is a good idea to book a longer massage such as 75 or 90 minutes when booking a hydrotherapy massage. If you are looking for a massage with use of hot stones, hot towels, hot packs, heated table, or cold packs just ask when booking your massage at Peace of Mind Massage in Denver!

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