Massage therapy is a treatment that involves the manipulation of soft tissues. This treatment relieves soreness and loosens tight muscles that contribute to physical problems. Michael Maiorino, DC, offers massage therapy services to patients at Structural Based Therapy in Alpharetta, Georgia. Patients can schedule massage sessions by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online.
Massage Therapy Q & A
What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy is a form of therapy that addresses physical problems and pain through the manipulation of the patient’s soft tissues, including muscles, ligaments, and cartilage. The purpose of this therapy is to relieve any pain the patient may be experiencing because of sore or tight muscles. Massage therapy can also be used to break up scar tissue, increase mobility, and strengthen certain parts of the body so the patient will be less likely to experience injuries and pain in the future.
Who can benefit from massage therapy?
Massage therapy is an appropriate treatment option for patients with most types of pain and injuries. Some issues that may respond to massage therapy include:
- Chronic pain in the back or neck
- Joint pain
- Stiff muscles
- Headaches and migraines
- Sports injuries
- Auto accident injuries
In rare cases, patients may not be good candidates for massage therapy. Examples include patients with broken bones, open wounds, or chronic conditions that make massage therapy dangerous. Patients can find out whether they’re good candidates for massage therapy by consulting the doctors at Structural Based Therapy.
How does Structural Based Therapy use massage therapy?
Structural Based Therapy typically recommends massage therapy to patients in combination with other treatments, such as chiropractic manipulation, electrical muscle stimulation, and others. Combining these treatments typically leads to better results for the patient.
Is massage therapy safe?
Massage therapy is non-invasive and safe for patients. Patients who choose massage therapy don’t have to worry about the side effects and complications commonly associated with other treatment options, such as long-term use of pain medications, surgery, or injections.
Is massage therapy effective?
Studies have shown that massage therapy can be effective in the treatment of many different problems, including chronic pain, headaches, and more. In addition, because Structural Based Therapy uses massage therapy in conjunction with other treatments, patients are even more likely to see an improvement in their symptoms.
How many sessions are required for results?
Patients often notice results after their first massage therapy session at Structural Based Therapy. Most patients will have a complete relief from symptoms or a significant improvement in their condition after attending 3-6 sessions.