Massage Therapy

What Conditions Massage Therapy May Help

Massage therapy: It doesn’t just “feel good”, it’s good for you!

Many people enjoy the relaxation and pleasurable experience of massages. Beyond the overall good feeling that one has during and following a massage session, research has demonstrated that there are many therapeutic benefits of massage. The list of which include:

  • Increases local blood flow.
  • Increases lymphatic drainage.
  • Reduces pain and reduces swelling in breast cancer and breast surgery patients.
  • Reduces anxiety, tension, pain, and depression in cancer patients.
  • Increases thoracic air and gas exchange flow, peak flow, and forced vital capacity of the lungs.
  • Can reduce blood pressure and heart rate.
  • Increases cytotoxic activity i.e. increasing the activity level of the bodies natural defense “killer cells”.
  • Improves gait range of motion and foot-to-floor force.
  • Reduces muscle pain and tension, especially after repeated treatments.
  • Reduces pain, stiffness, and fatigue.
  • Increases muscle tone and flexibility.
  • Reduces post traumatic headache pain.
  • Can reduce morning sickness in pregnant women.
  • Has been shown to decrease duration of labor, hospital stay and postpartum depression.

Based on the above benefits, it is easy to see that massage doesn’t just feel good, it is good for you as well. Many insurance carriers recognize the therapeutic benefits of massage therapy and will cover all or part of the session cost. When necessary, massage therapy is available under medical supervision as well.  It is often utilized in conjunction with spinal manipulation and Physical Therapy. Massage therapy is available 6 days a week, by appointment only.

Call 516-599-3999 to schedule an appointment. Gift certificates are also available.

 

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