NYC's Premier Medi-Spa & Wellness Centers Manhattan Total Health is a full service Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation facility with 5 NYC locations.

The Patient's Guide to Medical Massage

When most people think of massage, they think of a relaxing day at the spa. In reality, massage has many medical benefits outside of simple relaxation. Medical massage is designed to harness the healing potential of massage to help people recover from illnesses and injuries. If you are considering undergoing medical massage, here is what you need to know.

What exactly is medical massage?

Unlike traditional massages, medical massage is focused on treating a particular part of the body or a specific illness or injury. The techniques used in the massage are chosen because of their abilities to address the specific issue the patient has, rather than being used to encourage whole-body relaxation or stretching. Often, medical massage is one part of an overall treatment plan that may include other treatments, such as physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, or acupuncture.

Who can benefit from medical massage?

People with acute injuries can often get pain relief from medical massage, as can those who are recovering from surgery. Migraine sufferers who are looking for an alternative to medication may also be referred for medical massage. If you suffer from chronic pain, medical massage can help manage your symptoms, as it reduces inflammation and muscle tension while improving circulation. Athletes may undergo medical massage in order to increase their ranges of motion or to reduce discomfort caused by repetitive use muscle strain.

What should I expect during my medical massage?

Your massage therapist will work with you to create a treatment plan that is appropriate for your needs. Be sure to speak up about any questions you may have. During your massage, your therapist may ask for feedback about how the treatment feels so that he or she can determine which techniques are helpful and which may be causing you discomfort.

Manhattan Total Health is pleased to offer medical massage in New York, NY alongside other therapeutic treatments, including physical therapy and acupuncture. To make an appointment for services, please call (888) 614-9257.

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