Massage Therapy Specialist

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Genesis Natural Medicine Center

Integrative Oncology & Naturopathic Medicine located in Tucson, AZ

Massage therapy has the power to relax your mind and body, and stimulate healing. At Genesis Natural Medicine Center in Tucson, Arizona, Rudi Nadler, LMT, has extensive training in specialized massage techniques. He also has years of experience working with many types of clients, including professional and amateur athletes, pregnant women, patients with chronic disability, and older adults. If you want to destress and relax, relieve pain, or regain an active, healthy lifestyle, schedule massage therapy by calling the office or using online booking.

Massage Therapy Q & A

What health benefits can I gain from massage therapy?

Massage is well-known for relieving your stress and helping you relax. But it also has therapeutic value and is often recommended by many health care providers, whether they’re conventional medical doctors or they practice alternative medicine.

As massage manipulates soft tissues, it produces physical changes that stimulate healing. Massage therapy can:

  • Relieve pain
  • Relax muscles
  • Diminish inflammation
  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Reduce your heart rate
  • Increase blood and lymph circulation
  • Improve movement

Your immune system also gets a boost from massage therapy.

When might I need massage therapy?

One of the great things about massage therapy is that you can schedule a session any time you feel stressed, anxious, achy, or your muscles are stiff. Your provider at Genesis Natural Medicine Center may also recommend massage therapy as part of your integrative treatment for conditions like:

  • Trigger points
  • Back and neck pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Soft-tissue injuries (acute and overuse)

Massage therapy triggers the release of endorphins and neurotransmitters that relieve pain and improve your mood.

What are the different types of therapeutic massage?

Rudi is extensively trained in a variety of massage techniques. He typically uses pressure, stretching, and friction to relieve trigger points and tight tissues, resulting in joint mobility, a better range of motion, and increased well-being.

After evaluating your symptoms, Rudi determines the type of therapeutic massage that’s best for you. While he has extensive experience performing all the standard types of massage, such as Swedish massage, sports massage, deep tissue, myofascial, and trigger point massages, he also has specialized training in techniques, such as:

  • Trager technique
  • Craniosacral massage
  • Neural Reset Therapy®
  • Visceral massage
  • Lauterstein method
  • Thai massage

Each method uses different movements, pressure, and various manual techniques to achieve specific therapeutic goals.

For example, the Trager technique uses natural movements to release deep-seated physical and mental patterns that develop in response to illness, trauma, and persistent stress. Neural reset therapy stimulates receptors in muscles by having you to hold a position. With this technique, you get results without deep pressure or even manual massage. 

To schedule an appointment for massage therapy, call Genesis Natural Medicine Center or use the online booking feature.

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