Do you have back pain or muscle soreness? Did you pull a muscle while playing sports? Regardless of the cause, we have your back! At Renew Health, we have certified massage therapists to provide you with therapeutic relief for your muscle soreness!
Can your doctor prescribe massage therapy?
Therapeutic massages can help people deal with pain, depression and many other maladies. In these cases, massages are deemed medically necessary, and should be covered by health insurance. Before your insurance covers the cost of the massage, you must provide proof from your primary health care physician that it is a medically necessary procedure. Talk with your doctor and provide an explanation for why you’d like massage therapy to be part of your treatment. Speak with them about your symptoms and the available tactics on how to cope with your sickness.
What are the benefits of massage therapy?
There are many benefits of massage therapy, including:
Helping the nervous system to relieve muscle pain — While massage therapists work on muscles, this is only a small part of their work. They also treat connective tissues and the body’s lymphatic network, and work with the nervous system to help relieve muscles that are tight and sore because of an over-stimulated nervous pathway between the brain and the muscle fibers.
Treat postural dysfunction and counteract chronic sitting — For many of us, working consists of sitting at a desk for over eight hours a day. The problem with this is that we lose focus on our posture and our shoulders tend to slump forward. This often leads to a weakened and unsupportive core and pain and discomfort in the upper back.
Although back massages feel great, the key to successful correction of pain caused by poor posture is to focus on the deeper parts of the treatment, such as releasing the tighter anterior chest muscles.
Effective in rehabilitating a wide range of injuries — While most injuries seen by massage therapists are muscle strains due to overuse or trauma, there are many more injures that a massage therapist can help rehabilitate. These include, but are not limited to, whiplash associated disorders caused by motor vehicle accidents and sacroiliac joint dysfunction.
What are the disadvantages of massage therapy?
While massage therapy mostly heralds positive, therapeutic effects, there is also the chance that some adverse effects could occur. While these occurrences pale in comparison to the benefits, they are important to note.
Time-consuming — Typically, you are not able to multitask when you undergo a therapeutic massage. In addition, therapeutic massages may last from 60 to 90 minutes. Although it is possible to book a massage appointment during the evening and weekends, they can sometimes come with higher prices than a daytime appointment. Moreover, in some places, if you fail to appear for the planned appointment, they might charge you extra for not arriving on time or missing your appointment altogether.
Accidental Injury — It is always crucial to communicate with the massage therapist beforehand if you have any health conditions, as a massage can make the body ailments worse. Some therapist use oils or other scented lotions to which you might be allergic. Communication is crucial, as the massage therapist might be putting too much pressure on a specific body part which can cause you unintended bruises. Don’t be reluctant and ask questions that concern you.
Are you experiencing muscle pain or soreness? At Renew Health, we have your back, and we’ll fix it, too! We have experienced massage therapists who will make you feel young again. Contact our office today to get in touch with a specialist. To book an appointment, call us or visit us online!