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Massage Therapy Specialist

Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, LLC

A Group Medical Practice located in Columbus, GA

If you’re like most, you probably think of massage as a source of relaxation. However, there are also numerous health benefits linked to massage, which is one of many therapies offered by the team at Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, LLC, in Columbus, Georgia. To learn more about the health benefits of massage therapy, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Massage Therapy Q & A

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy encompasses a wide range of techniques that manually manipulate your muscles, skin, ligaments, and tendons. There are many different types of massage, but the approach most men and women are familiar with is called Swedish massage, which uses a series of long, gentle strokes to induce relaxation. 

More in-depth massage techniques used at Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, LLC, include sports massage and orthopedic massage. These options involve more pressure and a focus on certain problem areas. 

There is no special preparation needed for massage, but you should be prepared to drink a bit more water than normal in the hours after your appointment. Massage stimulates your lymphatic system, and proper hydration supports the flow of lymph through your body, and this acts to eliminate toxins and waste products. 

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

Massage feels great, and relaxation is definitely a primary benefit. There are also many other rewards to reap from routine massage therapy sessions. Some of the health issues massages can improve include:

  • Low back pain
  • Migraine pain
  • Athletic recovery
  • Weakened immune response
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Pregnancy discomfort
  • Medication dependence
  • Muscle weakness or atrophy
  • Postsurgical swelling and adhesions
  • Pain management
  • Circulatory issues
  • Toxin accumulation

These are just some of the benefits associated with massage. 

Am I a good candidate for massage?

Massage therapy can be a great treatment for many men and women, but some circumstances might not be a good fit for massage therapy. Be sure to share the full details of your health history with the team before booking a massage appointment. 

Things to mention to your provider include:

  • Fractures
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Severe osteoporosis
  • Bleeding disorders or blood-thinning medications
  • Burns or open wounds
  • Severe thrombocytopenia

In some cases, the team can simply adjust the massage techniques to accommodate your needs, but in other instances, they might recommend a different type of therapy or bodywork. 

Scheduling your next massage is as simple as calling Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, LLC, or requesting an appointment online.