Life Health Medical Center Massage Therapy
Are you dealing with tense, sore muscles and spasms? Getting a regular massage is an effective way to correct problems with tight muscles caused from daily stress or injury. Our highly-trained therapists will focus on treatments designed to relieve pain. After an examination, we will recommend different massage treatments designed to improve circulation, increase flexibility, and reduce stress.
What can Massage Therapy do for me?
Effective massage therapy goes beyond relaxation and will improve range of motion and offer greater flexibility. Some of the most common health problems that benefit most from massage therapy include: back pain, neck pain, headaches, arthritis, and injuries. Massages help relax and undo the knots that can develop over time as a result of continuous stress or and injury. Muscles have an instinct of tensing around inflamed or injured areas to provide extra protection, but after awhile this extra protection takes a toll on the patient. Allowing the muscles to relax promotes blood flow and healing into the injured areas. Massages have also been shown to help a lot with nerve compression injuries. Sciatica patients and those experiencing pinched nerves have reported successful improvement after only a couple appointments.
If you are dealing with long-term pain, let our therapist know as we can try unique techniques designed to help improve flexibility and restore range of motion. Our goal is to help our patients reduce stress through our techniques and focus on effective deep breathing, as it can improve the way your entire body feels.
What’s to be Expected During Your Massage Therapy Session
If you have made an appointment for a massage at Life health Medical, there is no preparation needed beforehand. At the appointment, your massage therapists will ask you about the pain you experiencing, what your symptoms are, and what caused it. They may also ask you some questions about your family history or medical history. This information will help the therapist understand your needs. The therapist will then explain what type of massage would be most beneficial for your situation and walk you through it.
During your session, your therapist will leave the room and you are given the opportunity to either undress or wear loose fitted clothing. We ask that no matter what you choose to be sure you are comfortable. You will then lay down on a table face down or face up depending on where your therapist recommends and cover yourself with a thin sheet. Your therapist will then enter the room again once you are ready and being the therapy. Our therapists can use oils and lotions if your prefer to reduce the friction on your skin and help the massage to be more comfortable. Music is often played in the background as well to provide a relaxing environment. Depending on your comfort, the therapist will either focus more on some areas and less on others and adjust the pressure as needed. It is expected that you may have a tight muscle or a knot and these areas can be uncomfortable while your therapist works it out. however, if it becomes too painful let your therapist know so they can make the necessary adjustments.
A typical massage session will last 15-90 minutes depending on your body’s needs and how much time you have.
After your session, it is wise to drink plenty of water to help flush out the toxins released by the muscles. The following days after your massage you may experience slight muscle soreness and stiffness.
What are the Risks?
Complications or injuries during massage therapy is very rare. Patients who currently have broken bones, thrombosis, wounds, bleeding disorders, sever osteoporosis, or infections are at the most risk and should check with their doctor before receiving a massage.