Medical Massage Therapy

Massage offers many excellent benefits to our bodies.  Improved blood and oxygen flow decreases pain, it helps move nutrients to muscle cells and removes waste products. By triggering physical relaxation, massage relieves tight muscles and releases nerve compression that cause back pain and sciatica. Massage provides greater flexibility and range of motion, and enhances energy.  Medical massage helps heal scar tissue and reduces ligament, tendon and muscle tears. After breast surgery medical massage is essential to ensure proper lymphatic drainage.

Effects of Massage:

Decreases pain and increases functioning in:

  • Carpal tunnel
  • Sciatica
  • Tension headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Scoliosis
  • Torticollis
  • Tendon/muscle tears
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Varicose veins
  • Pregnancy-related back
  • Myofascial pain
  • Sore or overused muscles (prevents and treats) 
  • Muscle injuries

Helps treat an manage symptoms or complications of:

  • Gout
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Muscular dystrophies
  • Raynaud’s Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Breast surgery
  • Surgery of all types
  • Childbirth

Psychological, emotional, and physical benefits:

  • Improved mood
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Lowers stress levels
  • Depression relief
  • Reduced anger and aggression
  • Improved sleep patterns and decreased sleep disturbance
  • Reduced fatigue
  • Enhances immune system
  • Improves athletic performance and enhances recovery

Benefits of Medical Massage:

Massage is part of complementary and integrative medicine. It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.

Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, massage often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection to those who are living with serious illness, treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation, depression and other stressful situations. Caretakers get special relief from their stress with massage.

Medical Neuromuscular Therapy Massage – Works on triggers points, fascia system of the body, tendons attachments and ligaments, to help give muscles the tension/length that is needed to heal injuries. Excellent for scar tissue build up and bunched up muscles due to stress, workouts and bad ergonomic posture at work.

Deep Tissue Massage – Slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. You will feel this massage on the table, but experience relief from your symptoms for many days. Helpful for athletes in combination with Sport Massage. Sport Massage – A combination of deep compression strokes and stretches prepares athletes for events by getting the blood flow going prior to tournaments or after an event to restore muscle tension/length and alleviate lactic acid build up. Used by professional athletes and amateurs wishing to improve their game. Trigger Point Massage – Focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in muscles after injuries or overuse, this massage is very helpful in relieving pain.

Active Isolated Stretching  – The Aaron Mattes method of stretching is wonderful to counteract the effects of muscle shortening due to posture or injury. Although this is not a passive modality, it will help reprogram the nervous system and muscle length through movement, excellent for athletes and Parkinson patients.

Lymphatic Drainage  – Medical massage used to relieve lymphedema which occurs after radiation treatment, infection, trauma, surgery, breast surgery or childbirth. Lymphedema may occur immediately after radiation or surgery, or weeks, months and even years later. Fractures and sprains may also cause lymphedema swelling that does not resolve itself. Constipation is also addressed by this type of massage. A combination of Vodder and Leduc techniques used. Chair Massage  – For busy bees, you keep your clothes on and enjoy a pressure point massage at lunch or between appointments with some much needed stretches. Minimum 20 minutes. $2/Min. Swedish Massage  – Gentle massage using long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping.

Sciatica Relief – Lower back pain relief in order to increase mobility and function.

Thai Yoga Massage – Without oils and with clothes on. The Wat -Poh technique uses acupressure points on meridians and stretches the whole body safely.

Reflexology –  This helps feet with tension of working and walking all day. Reflexology is not used for diagnostic purposes but rather works on the reflex zones and helps alleviate pain.

To book a massage or for more information call or text Lydie at 561-856-0131.