Massage therapy at Health Advantage Physical Medicine isn’t your standard massage. It targets the muscles and soft tissue to reduce pain and discomfort. At Health Advantage Physical Medicine, serving Pasadena, CA, and the nearby region, we offer this as a sole treatment, but it’s usually used as a complementary treatment to aid in healing.
During massage therapy, our Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) will use his hands to manually manipulate your muscles and other soft tissue. The treatment will consist of rubbing and pressing on various areas of the injured or sore area. Throughout the massage, he will use different motions and pressures. Unlike a massage at a spa, this type of massage is more targeted since the therapist providing it understands physiology and anatomy.
One of the main benefits of massage therapy is that it reduces swelling and loosens any tight spots or “knots” within your tissue. This can help reduce inflammation, which will take the pressure off the nerves surrounding the area.
The treatment is designed to reduce swelling and pain while improving your range of motion. Massage therapy is known to encourage blood flow to certain areas of your body, which can promote healing. It is also beneficial if you have headaches, migraines, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, spinal degeneration, arthritis, sciatica, or various other health issues that cause pain.
To experience the full benefits of massage therapy, we recommend you receive more than one massage session. However, each case is different, so we will consider your needs when customizing a treatment schedule. If you have a chronic condition that is causing pain and limiting your function in a certain area, we may recommend routine massage therapy appointments. You may need to participate in other types of treatments as well while you undergo massage therapy to receive the full benefits.
You can receive massage either before or after an exercise therapy session to either enhance your performance during therapy or relax your sore muscles after the massage therapy. This will depend on your particular needs, and we will discuss which option is best for you.
Massage therapy at Health Advantage Physical Medicine can reduce your pain and promote healing. You will notice an increase in your range of motion after receiving a few sessions. If you live in or around Pasadena and are interested in the benefits of massage therapy, call Health Advantage Physical Medicine today at (626) 798-7805 to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our Licensed Massage Therapist.