What We Do
Conveniently located in the Mission Valley area of San Diego, On Point Massage Therapy specializes in customized rehabilitative massage and acupuncture for your individual needs. Our rehabilitative treatments are for a specific reason, such as treating an injury, reducing pain or managing stress. On Point Massage Therapy is for all types of people and their activity levels who are looking for regularly scheduled massage and acupuncture as a way of increasing their health and well-being.
Services offered include Acupuncture, ART, Cupping, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, PNF, Prenatal Massage, Sports Massage, Stretching, and much more. We customize each session using a variety of techniques unless otherwise specified.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
Deep Tissue Massage
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, it relieves chronic patterns of tension and helps with muscle injuries.
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is a more advanced form of flexibility training that involves both the stretching and contraction of the muscle group being targeted. It is also excellent for targeting specific muscle groups, and as well as increasing flexibility, it also improves muscular strength.
Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling).
The primary role of stretching during a massage therapy session is to relax the muscles and improve circulation, which leads to improved flexibility and quicker recovery from physical stresses.
Hot Stone Therapy
Hot Stone Therapy is a type massage where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly.
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.
Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. The particulars of the sports massage technique are specific to the athlete's sport of choice. The massage therapist will focus on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.
Active Release Techniques (ART) is a soft tissue method that focuses on relieving tissue tension via the removal of fibrosis/adhesion that can develop in tissues from overload due to repetitive use. It is both diagnostic and treating techniques for the disorders which may lead to weakness, numbness, tingling, burning, aching etc.