Benefits of Medical Massage Therapy
Promotes faster recovery from surgery, injuries and trauma
Reduces chance of re-injury and scar tissue
Treats muscle aches, pains and trigger points
Relieves muscle spasms and cramping
Improves circulation and flexibility
Increases joint complex range of motion
Eases chronic pain / nerve pain
Relieves Edema (swelling) / flushes metabolic waste
Promotes relaxation and general well being while reducing stress, tension and fatigue
Therapeutic Medical Massage: Session will focus on primary areas of complaint or specific injury with the goal of decreasing pain and discomfort while restoring soft tissue / musculoskeletal balance. Treatment is ideal for post-operative spine and orthopedic surgery recovery, athletic injuries, chronic pain, overuse syndromes, postural imbalance and treating common complaints of neck, back, shoulder or general muscle and joint pain / strain.
Customized Massage Therapy: Session addresses the whole body to include techniques for general muscle balancing, relaxation, increased circulation and enhanced well-being. Treatment is ideal to help relieve symptoms associated with high stress levels, muscle tension, arthritis, insomnia, fatigue and soreness.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD): MLD works to help recirculate body fluids, stimulate function of the immune system, and balance the autonomic nervous system. MLD may reduce edema (swelling) and lymphedema of various origins and may help regenerate tissue from general surgery, surgical scarring, lymph removal, cancer treatment and burns. Please specify this therapy when scheduling your appointment.
General Guidelines for Home Care: To help achieve maximum therapeutic benefit, please hydrate yourself with water before and after your sessions as a hydrated body is better equipped to relax, repair and detoxify. Hydration with electrolyte balance is recommended. Always schedule your massage AFTER any strenuous workout routine. Gentle stretching and hydrotherapy (soak in a warm bath or hot tub) are safe and advisable after most massage sessions where inflammation or skin conditions are not an issue. Your therapist may have specific recommendations for heat, ice, stretching or a home program based on your recovery or specific medical needs. Your therapist will make a recommendation for continuation on a course of therapeutic massage, another visit or for a course of general preventive maintenance to help keep you feeling and performing at your best.