Massages Aren’t Just For Spa Days!
Everyone loves a good massage, especially after a long day of work! Many people view massages as a special treatment reserved for taking a visit to the spa, however, massage therapy is actually an extremely beneficial mode of treatment used by physiotherapists to help relieve all types of pain.
According to Healthline, a 2014 study involving 59 participants found that deep tissue massage helped to reduce pain in people with chronic low back. The authors likened its effects to those of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen. That’s a pretty powerful affect for a massage to have!
If you’re struggling with back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, osteoarthritis, or even chronic headaches, massage therapy could be your best bet to long lasting pain relief. Contact Exhale Physical Therapy & Pilates in Redondo Beach, CA today to learn more about how massage therapy can benefit you.
What Is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy has been around for a really long time, in fact, it’s one of the earliest forms of pain relieving treatment that we know of. Massage therapy involves acting on and manipulating the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration (which can be done manually or with mechanical aids.)
At Exhale Physical Therapy & Pilates massage therapy can help with a variety of different conditions. A few commonly experienced ones are as follows:
- Back, shoulder, and neck pain
- Joint pain
- Sports-related injuries
What Should You Expect From a Massage at Exhale Physical Therapy & Pilates?
Physiotherapy massages are more therapeutic in nature, and they’re performed with the intention of immense pain relief. By using deep pressure and specific stretching exercises, our Exhale Physical Therapy & Pilates physiotherapists will be able to manually break up scar tissue and adhesions caused by inflammation or injury, and manipulate soft tissues for pain relief. This way they can pinpoint exact areas of your body with a limited range of motion to release muscle tension and restore proper blood flow and circulation of the affected muscles and soft tissues.
One of our Exhale Physical Therapy & Pilates physiotherapists will do a full assessment of your body and talk with you about the areas you’ve been experiencing the most pain in. From there, he or she will put together a treatment plan of action to address your problem areas. Depending on your areas of concern, your in-office massages will target tissues, muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin and joints, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system.
Will Insurance Cover My Massage Session?
Here at Exhale Physical Therapy & Pilates in Redondo Beach, CA, we accept several different kinds of healthcare plans. Find out if your insurance covers massages. As a courtesy to our patients, we will verify your health benefits prior to your arrival to determine if there will be a copay, deductible, or coinsurance for our therapy services. Check out our insurance info page to verify which insurances we take or contact us today to verify your plan.
Contact Exhale Physical Therapy & Pilates in Redondo Beach, CA Today
If you’ve been suffering from chronic pain of any sort and are looking for relief, look no further. Your pain stops here. Contact our office in Redondo Beach, CA today to get set up for a full consultation with one of our licensed physiotherapists to find out just how much massage therapy can benefit you and relieve your pain symptoms.