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Q. What is Massage Therapy?

A. Massage is a term describing a variety of techniques using the hands, a mechanical or electrical apparatus to stimulate or soothe soft tissues of the body for therapeutic purposes.

Q. How does it work?

A. Massage works by kneading and stroking muscles to relax them and uses friction to stimulate soft tissues.  This therapy can increase blood and lymph circulation while breaking up scar tissue between muscles fibers.

Q. What does Massage Therapy feel like?

A. Therapeutic massage usually feels good though the effects vary with each individual.  Clothing is optional but is often removed from just the area being treated, keeping patients warm, relaxed and comfortable.  A lubricating oil or powder is used to reduce friction during the massage session.

Q. What can I expect from Massage Therapy?

A. Massage is useful in many conditions where body relaxation, a reduction of swelling, and muscle mobilization is desired.  Massage can also be helpful in reducing the swelling and pooling of fluids at the site of a recent injury or trauma.

Patient Benefits

  • Enhances joint and muscle function
  • Improves circulation
  • Increases metabolism
  • Breaks down scar tissue adhesions
  • Promotes the healing process