Massage TherapyJesup, GA
When people hear about massage therapy, the first thought is typically about getting a massage at a spa. While those can be an effective way to relax and de-stress, they are not the same as medical massages and massage therapy. Patients who feel sore or seem to have a kink in their shoulder that will not go away may find relief from our massage therapy.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Our massage therapy will help patients find pain relief while also helping to aid in the treatment of other conditions. Unlike average massages, massage therapy involves manipulating the soft tissue in the body with certain amounts of pressure to bring relief.
If you need to relieve pain in your shoulders, neck, back, legs or arms, along with other conditions, then our massage therapy is the treatment that can help you.
With controlled movements and various amounts of pressure, we can help to relieve a variety of symptoms in patients and promote recovery. Part of the issue for many patients is that stress about daily life and the pain of their condition can take a toll on physical health, as well. Benefits of massage therapy can include:
- Pain relief
- Relief from soreness
- Reducing stress and nausea
- Relieving muscle tension
- Relieve the pain from symptoms of heart disease and stomach problems
- Relieve the pain from symptoms of cancer treatment
It is important to note that massage therapy can help to relieve pain from these symptoms but cannot act as the sole treatment. If anything, massage therapy will be effective working in tandem with a treatment plan.
Specific Movements and Treatment
Massage therapy requires training and understanding of the body to avoid making injuries worse. People who attempt massage therapy without a professional can risk making the injury worse. With massage therapy, we will typically target the key areas of pain, including:
- Muscle tissue
- Connective tissue
The movements themselves will probably involve pressing or manipulating these areas of soft tissue by hand. The specific style of massage that we use will vary per the patient’s needs. Some styles can involve long strokes to short and direct strokes. One style is known as a Swedish massage, which is common for massage therapy. This type of massage involves kneading the soft tissue with soft strokes and light tapping strokes.
A sports massage is common for people before, during or after an athletic event or physical activity. Not only can this technique help with flexibility, but it can also help with treating an injury. While these massage therapy techniques can seem straightforward, they are not as simple as one might think. Here are a few common questions we hear about massage therapy and our answers to them.
Is Massage Therapy Effective?
In many cases, it can be. Massage therapy can help to relieve pain and other symptoms of certain conditions. However, massage therapy is not always going to be the only part of one’s treatment. For many physical ailments and injuries, massage therapy is one component among exercise and other types of therapy.
How Long Will the Appointment Take?
The appointment time will vary for each patient. The length of time will depend on the condition, taking anywhere from several minutes to an hour. We will go over the specifics of the treatment during a consultation after we assess the patient’s condition.
Will the Therapy Hurt?
In many cases, no. While there may be some soreness during or after the treatment, the pain is mainly due to the condition the patient is suffering from. The soreness will fade after the treatment and the patient will feel long-term relief. We will take the time to ensure the patient is as comfortable as possible before we begin the procedure.
What is the Appointment Like?
During the appointment, we will review the patient’s medical history and current condition to determine if massage therapy can help. If this therapy can help the patient, then we will begin the process, having the patient rest on a table or in the necessary position. Depending on the type of massage and condition of the patient, we may use different techniques to help promote recovery.
Will I need to Continue Receiving this Therapy over Several Appointments?
The answer to this question will also depend on the patient’s condition. In some cases, multiple visits may further help the recovery. In other cares, one massage therapy session will be enough.
To learn more about our treatment options or to schedule an appointment, call us today.
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