Medical Massage Therapy with Your Midtown New York Chiropractor
At Balanced Health Medical we use medical massage therapy to treat a number of different conditions. We treat physical pain in the back, neck face, discs, arms, and legs. Medical massage therapy is used to treat headaches, injuries from sports and car accidents, arthritis, carpal tunnel, fibromyalgia, TMJ, sciatica and other conditions. Medical massage therapy focuses on healing conditions that a physician has diagnosed. Our Midtown New York Chiropractor recommends it to treat a specific condition. All our therapists are trained and licensed by the state of New York.
Myofascial Release Therapy
This therapy is used to treat a number of conditions and injuries. It focuses on relaxing and loosening up the muscles to provide more flexibility in movement. It relieves pain and provides increased mobility. The doctor will determine the area where you have lost the use of your muscles. Therapy sessions often last about 30 minutes to one hour depending on the injury. It involves deep tissue massage and stretching that help relax muscles and relieve pain in the body.
Deep Tissue Massage
This therapy uses firm and deep hands-on massage to relieve pain in the muscles and surrounding connective tissue. It uses specific techniques to eliminate knots and rigid tissue in the muscles and soft tissue. Therapists use their elbows, knuckles and thumbs during the massage. It is used to treat back pain, sports and car injuries, and different medical conditions. There may be some stiffness and soreness afterward treatment but it will subside in 24 hours or less.
Neuromuscular Massage Therapy
This therapy is used for lower back pain and is recognized by The American Academy of Pain Management. It is hands-on massage that applies deep pressure to knotted muscles and alleviates painful spasms. Pressure is applied to the muscles for about 15 seconds to 30 seconds. Therapists use their elbow, knuckles and thumbs. There may be some pain and soreness that will reside after 24 to 36 hours.
Muscle Energy Techniques
This is a method of stretching muscles to heal injuries. Patients are asked by the medical massage therapist to contract the muscle 5 seconds or longer against a stationary surface provided by the therapist. This is done two or three times to relieve pain and promote flexibility. It uses the energy of the muscle in different parts of the body to heal the condition. It is used on most joints in the body.
Benefits of Medical Massage Therapy
Medical massage therapy relieves pain and inflammation, lowers stress, improves circulation, increases range of motion, improves posture, coordination, and is cost-effective.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Midtown New York Chiropractor
Contact our Rockefeller or Midtown center in NYC for an appointment. We service several areas with the following zip codes: 10022, 10020, 10017, 10036, and 10019. Our chiropractic office on Upper East Side will give you a complete assessment and customize a treatment plan using medical massage therapy that is right for you. Call (212) 755-1717 today.