Massage Therapy | Charleston, SC

About Massage Therapy

The staff with Trident Pain Center is highly trained in medical massage techniques, including deep tissue massage, neuromuscular massage, and myofascial release. The various types of massage therapy techniques are designed to enhance body function by relieving a broad range of pain and dysfunction.


Why Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy relieves pain and loosens muscles, making it easier to move and increasing mobility. When a patient has less pain and more mobility, they are better able to fully participate in strengthening programs and physical therapy to provide longer-lasting relief. The pain relief and increased mobility also improve the patient’s overall outlook, reducing the need for pain medications. The relief is both physical and psychological and can help provide lasting results.

How Does Massage Therapy Work?


Deep tissue massage targets deeper muscle damage and scar tissue, releasing stiff, sore muscles and making movement easier. Neuromuscular massage targets specific trigger points- knots within the muscles that trigger pain and spasms, releasing the tension and reducing incidents of pain and stiffness. Myofascial release uses gentle sustained pressure to the myofascial connective tissues, helping to stretch and elongate the tissues, providing more flexibility and mobility.

What Should I Expect at My Appointment?


Depending upon the type of massage your doctor recommends, you will be asked to lie down and try to relax. You should communicate with your therapist if you feel any discomfort or pain, especially with deep tissue massage, which uses deeper pressure to alleviate chronic aches and pain.

How Effective is Massage Therapy?


Massage therapy is widely accepted as quite effective, especially for conditions like fibromyalgia and others that cause joint and tissue pain. Regular massage helps to release tension, improves the overall outlook, relieves pain, and enables you to participate more fully in physical therapy and other strengthening and conditioning exercises, improving the long-term results of treatment.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment