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 custom rehab, gentle joint mobilization, and massage therapy can result in permanent pain alleviation and less frequent trips to the doctor for exacerbations of chronic conditions.
Why Integrated Physical Medicine massage therapy?
What separates our massage therapy department from spas, home treatments, and other massage centers is that our licensed therapists work directly under the direction of a supervised IPM physician. This means the patient gets the highest level of care and knowledge available. Doctor-prescribed massage may also be covered by your flex spending accounts/health reimbursement accounts. Also, individuals who are current or former patients at IPM receive large discounts on massage packages!
What does massage actually do, and why do we need it?
Massage therapy increases blood circulation, promoting lymphatic drainage, aids 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: Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, myofascial release, lymphatic drainage, sport massage, effleurage, pétrissage, and/or tapotement (stroking, compression, percussion).