Massage is a general term for the process of manipulating your skin, muscles and tendons surrounding the joints and bones of your body.
There are several different types of massage techniques that can be utilized, and a good massage therapist will know, which is best for you.
- Whether you are in need of light, gentle strokes to help you feel relaxed, or you are in need of stronger and more forceful strokes to reach deeper tissue, massage can be your answer.
- Providing your body with some “Tender Love & Care” through regular massages can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being!
The use of massage alongside other treatments such as Physical Therapy, can act as a great adjunct to your recovery.
Massage Therapy can assist in…
- Reducing stress and increasing relaxation
- Reducing pain, muscle tension and soreness
- Improving your circulation, energy and alertness
- Lowering your heart rate and blood pressure
- Improving immune function
How do these generalized benefits of massage translate into what you may be dealing with specifically?
Decreasing stress & improving relaxation will help address…
- Anxiety, insomnia, headaches & even digestive disorders
Reducing muscle tension will help address…
- Low back pain, neck & upper back pain, injuries to soft tissue in the lower/upper extremities
Massage plays an important role as a supplement to standard injury rehabilitation procedures.
- By encouraging circulatory movement & relaxing muscles, massage helps the body pump more oxygen & nutrients into tissues and vital organs.
- This allows the rehabilitating injured area(s) to become more flexible & heal at an accelerated rate.
Therefore, regardless of if you are just looking to relax or recover from a specific injury, massage is a wonderful tool to add to your toolbox!
What is Most Important to Remember?
While massage has a multitude of benefits, it is important to remember that it is just another piece of the puzzle!
It is an additional way for you to take control of your health and well-being, alongside receiving other types of treatment such as Physical Therapy.
At ProMet PT, we have both Physical Therapists and Massage Therapists on staff, which means we’ve got the best of both worlds!
- Just looking for a massage? Fine! ….Just looking for physical therapy? That’s ok too!…Looking for the ultimate experience of both disciplines? Now you’re talking!
- We communicate with each other and work together to get YOU moving and feeling the best possible!
Make an Appointment at one of our Glendale, Manhasset or Kew Gardens Locations Today!!!