Meet Our Lead Massage Therapist
Hello, my name is Jonathan Tucker. I have always had strong beliefs in holistic healing and the importance of working towards a stress-free lifestyle. I graduated with my certification and license of massage therapy at Carrington College in California in 2011. Growing up, I always had an interest in learning about Massage Therapy, however, it was not until getting into school and working with my first set of clients that my passion for massage therapy and other holistic outlets began to resonate with me on a personal level. I have been a massage therapist for 9+ years and have worked at various massage locations, from small reflexology clinics to a high-end massage and day spa, however, I have always been drawn towards the rehabilitative/medical massage aspect of the trade. I became a massage therapist because I strongly believe that there are other holistic alternatives to reduce pain and decrease stress as opposed to using medication. In my off-time, I am a big advocate of physical fitness and staying in shape, I think it is important to be physically and mentally strong and as a health care professional, we should lead by example.
At Back On Track Physical Therapy, our patients’ recovery come first. We want to make sure we are providing all that we can and supporting our patients as they return to an active lifestyle. Our resident massage therapist works closely with each Physical Therapist to assure that massage therapy works with the patients’ physical therapy goals. Together, our massage therapist and physical therapists make the perfect team in speeding up the recovery process while alleviating pain in sensitive areas. While massage is widely known for decreasing inflammation in the body, a huge benefit of incorporating massage therapy into a physical therapy treatment plan is the stress relief and calm state of mind that it provides. It can help to establish slower calmer breathing patterns and establish better body awareness in painful or injured areas. These benefits are sustainable and can be carried into other aspects of our daily lives.vanced settings.
Swedish massage uses softer strokes on the bonier and more delicate parts of the body and stronger strokes where there is thicker muscle coverage. This adjustment of pressure makes it an ideal massage for relaxation.
Deep tissue massage is best for giving attention to certain painful, stiff “trouble spots” in your body. The massage therapist uses slow, deliberate strokes that focus pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues deep under your skin. Though less rhythmic than other types of massage, deep tissue massage may be therapeutic — relieving chronic patterns of tension and helping with muscle injuries
Therapeutic sports massage is a type of massage technique that focuses on treating soft tissue aches, pain and injuries that are associated with recreational activities. Massage can reduce muscle stiffness and improve relaxation by reducing heart rate and blood pressure.
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