Introducing our newest service offering for your therapeutic benefit. Massage therapy is perhaps one of the most widely used forms of adjunct therapy. Whether it’s basic stress, tight, tired and fatigued muscles that simply need a pick me up or chronic pain that you’re suffering with medical massage offers long lasting relief – if employed properly.
What most people don’t know is that to much mobility can actually hurt you. If you don’t have adequate stability in your spine and core having deep tissue or aggressive massage work can actually set you back quite a bit. If you’re core is already weak and you release the larger muscle groups through massage it can actually increase the likelihood of injury.
At Midtown Total Health all massage therapy work is closely integrated with other clinical services to ensure the best therapeutic outcome.
Medical Massage Therapy NYC:
Research documented in a 2001 study led by Maria Hernandez-Reif, and Tiffany Field, PhD, cited benefits that included decreased chronic low back pain, reduced depression and anxiety, increased range of motion and improved sleep.3 And in a 2001 study led by Eisenberg, MD, results showed therapeutic massage to be effective for research subjects who received massage, as compared to traditional Chinese medical acupuncture and self-care education, used the least medication and had the lowest costs of subsequent care.
An increasing number of research studies show massage reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion, and increases endorphins (enhancing medical treatment). Although therapeutic massage does not increase muscle strength, it can stimulate weak, inactive muscles and, thus, partially compensate for the lack of exercise and inactivity resulting from illness or injury. It also can hasten and lead to a more complete recovery from exercise or injury.
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This translates into:
Enhanced sleep quality.
Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. The emotional balance bodywork provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits.
If you’re in pain and are interested in a treatment approach that incorporates massage work – Or – simply looking for a relaxing, therapeutic massage from a licensed professional contact us today at (646) 770-0916.
(currently available at 1201 Broadway location)
*Some Insurance Plans May Cover Massage Under The Supervision of a Doctor*