Massage therapy is one of the most commonly used muscle relaxation techniques in the world. Massage therapy loosens muscle, lessens adhesions between muscle fibers and increases blood flow to the muscles being massaged.
At IPM we have found that a combination of postural rehabilitation, gentle joint mobilization, and massage therapy can result in permanent pain alleviation and less frequent trips to the massage therapist.
What separates our massage therapy department from spas, home treatments, and other massage centers is that our licensed therapists are under the direction of a supervised physician. This means the patient gets the highest level of care and knowledge available. Doctor-prescribed massage may also be covered under your health insurance.
Massage therapy increases blood circulation, promoting lymphatic drainage, aiding in the development of muscle and connective tissue reconstruction, function, and movement while decreasing scar tissue formation and adhesions. Our licensed massage therapists are specially trained in the following forms of therapy: Myofascial Release, Lymphatic drainage, Sport Massage, Effleurage, Pétrissage, Swedish, and/or Tapotement (stroking, compression, percussion).