A non-invasive and therapeutic treatment option, massage therapy is an important complement to a healthy and active lifestyle. Dr. Charles Hunt, II and the team at Alabama Vein & Restorative Medspa recognize the tremendous benefits of massage and are proud to offer a variety of massage techniques to suit your needs, whether you have tight and sore muscles, reduced circulation, joint immobility or accumulated stress. To see if massage therapy would benefit you, request an appointment online or call the offices in Hoover, Prattville, Tuscaloosa, Oxford, and Cullman, Alabama.
Massage therapy is a noninvasive therapy that involves the manipulation of the soft tissues, including:
The purpose of this treatment is to:
Several different types of massage therapy exist, including:
Research has shown massage therapy to be an effective intervention for certain types of pain relief, especially musculoskeletal injuries and disorders — problems related to your bones and muscles. This includes two of the most common and debilitating types of pain: back and neck pain.
Additionally, massage may improve the quality of life for patients with a range of serious medical issues. In these instances, the massage itself is not curative but instead may have a positive effect on your mood and energy level.*
When it comes to pain relief, massage therapy offers patients a noninvasive option with fewer side effects compared to medication and surgery. In addition to potentially providing lasting pain relief, many patients enjoy their massage therapy sessions — a far cry from the unpleasant procedures often associated with doctor visits.
While there are certain circumstances where massage therapy may not be right for a particular patient, another advantage of massage is that it does not generally interfere with other treatments. As such, massage therapy may be used alongside more conventional medical interventions, potentially complementing their effects.
Massage therapy can offer more to patients than pain relief: It may also help control other physical and psychological issues that frequently accompany pain disorders, such as:
During massage therapy sessions, a trained therapist uses specific techniques to apply pressure, rub, or otherwise manipulate your:
This process increases blood flow to your tissues, loosens tight areas, and improves mobility.
When performed by an experienced massage therapist, massage therapy is generally safe for patients and poses very few risks. However, you should always let your massage therapist know if you have any conditions that would make massage therapy inappropriate, such as open wounds or broken bones.
Massage therapy shouldn’t be painful. If you experience pain during massage therapy, inform the therapist immediately. You may experience some soreness after the massage, especially if the therapist uses more intense massage techniques. Call or schedule an appointment online with Alabama Vein & Restoration Medspa today if you’re interested in massage therapy. Our main office is conveniently located in Hoover right off the interstate, serving Birmingham and all surrounding areas!