What Is Therapeutic Massage Therapy?
Therapeutic Massage Therapy promotes a relaxed, meditative state that actually relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Massage can also increase blood circulation, reduce localized swelling, relieve muscle pain and spasms, and increase a patient’s range of motion. This treatment can also reduce the presence of substances in your body that may generate and sustain pain.
Our licensed massage therapist provides neuromuscular therapy that manipulates soft tissue with the aim of treating underlying causes of chronic pain involving the muscular and nervous systems. The goal of the therapeutic massage session is to relieve the symptoms of neck pain, tension, stress, back pain, headache, and muscle pain. We address a wide range of issues, including:
- Tender muscles
- Nerve compression
- Incorrect posture
- Biomechanical problems caused by repetitive movement injuries
Specific benefits of therapeutic massage include:
- Improved circulation and lymphatic drainage
- Accelerated healing
- Reduced swelling and inflammation
- Improved range of motion
- Reduced pain
- Decreased adhesions and scar tissue formation
- Decreased stress
- Improved mood
How Physical Therapy Can Help?
At the Marlboro PT, we focus more on the therapeutic side of massage rather than relaxation. We believe massage should be considered a necessary part of your health and wellness plan as opposed to just a pampering treat. Regular massage can decrease depression and anxiety, improve concentration, and enhance sleep quality. We use therapeutic massage therapy to help people manage or recover from a wide range of conditions, including fibromyalgia, back and neck pain, arthritis, migraines, diabetic nerve pain, sports and auto-accident related injuries, and even psychological disorders including anxiety and depression (since mental and emotional stress is often neurologically carried into and stored in physical tissues). At our clinic, our therapist can talk to you about anything you may be experiencing and work with you in a coordinated way to encourage healing on all levels and help you gain a deeper understanding of your body and what’s happening with it. We are not just concerned with symptom relief; we want to identify and resolve the underlying cause (or causes) of your symptoms so that your healing will be more complete and longer lasting. Combining physical therapy with an individualized therapeutic massage therapy regime will help your body achieve balance and optimal health.
To schedule a therapeutic massage, please feel free to call or contact us. Our team is made up of enthusiastic, hands-on providers who offer a comprehensive range of services. We look forward to giving you the care you deserve.