For years massage was seen as a luxury; something you would do to “treat yourself” and only to be had on special occasions. Now, more than ever, medical experts have agreed that massage therapy has many more benefits other than just to get you to finally relax.
A few benefits of medial massage include:
– Chronic pain relief
– Quicker recovery to injuries and auto accidents
– Stress relief
– Increased circulation
– Increased range of motion
– Decreased insomnia
– Decreased anxiety
– Decreases poor posture
A medical massage differs from a relaxation massage because the therapist uses a problem solving approach to reach the shared goal between the client and therapist to structurally change the body within to relieve pain. The massage is approached with the deep intent of improving conditions and achieving functional outcomes. In medical massage, it is necessary to receive multiple sessions to attain real results. That is why it is important to work with the same therapist as much as possible. Your therapist will get to know you, your background, and your body. They will know what modalities work best for you as an individual and be able to customize the massage so that you may get the maximum benefit from each session.
A unique advantage that Innovative Physical Therapy provides is having a massage therapist in house. With Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, Alissa Haight in the office, patients are able to continue muscular treatment after they are discharged from physical therapy. Many patients use massage as a way to maintain their recovery so they don’t relapse. Patients may also couple it with their treatment to quicken their recovery time. The therapists are able to communicate with each other to come up with the most effective treatment plan.
A medical massage at Innovative Physical Therapy is not limited to patients. It is open to anyone seeking a quality massage that can change their life for the better. Please speak with our front desk or ask for Alissa Haight for more information.