Massage Therapy in Westchase

Massage is a soft tissue technique that increases blood and lymph circulation throughout the body and is a general term for rubbing, pressing and manipulating your ligaments, tendons, muscles and skin. Massage also assists in healing muscle soreness, decreasing inflammation, and can help increase range of motion. Techniques of massage therapy range from deep pressure to light stroking depending on the type of massage your body requires. Our massage therapists work closely with our physical therapists to ensure that you get what you need from your massage, and then some. Massage is also effective for relaxing!

What kinds of conditions does massage therapy treat?

Many studies have been conducted on what kinds of conditions massage therapy can assist with during the healing process. It isn’t only used for stress or relaxation, but for a wide variety of natural healing for other conditions. Massage therapy can assist and help to speed up the healing process in the following areas:

  • Improve range of motion and help to alleviate pain.
  • For expectant mothers, it can help to assist with easier, shorter labor.
  • Ease the dependence on medications by releasing endorphins that act as the body’s natural painkiller.
  • Insomnia due to stress is commonly helped with the use of massage therapy, making it possible to sleep at night again.
  • Help to relieve the pain caused by fibromyalgia.
  • Massage therapy provides a release from anxiety and depression.
  • The body’s natural defense system is stimulated enhancing immunity.
  • Relieve pain caused by consistent migraines.
  • Overused, tired, injured, weak or tight muscles can be relaxed, stretched and exercised by promoting oxygen and blood circulation to those areas for a faster healing process.
  • If you’re an athlete, it helps you prepare and recover from harsh workouts. Massage therapy stretches the muscles to help to prevent injury or release already existing injuries caused by sports.
  • Reduce post-surgery swelling and adhesions, as well as promote tissue regeneration of existing scar tissue and stretch marks

    Benefits of Massage Therapy in Westchase & Palm Harbor

    As more people and healthcare providers have started to embrace massage therapy as a form of healing, the results and overall benefits have been outstanding. Patients see overall benefits in a wide range of conditions. Ranging from neurological disorders, injuries, tensions of living a modern lifestyle, and chronic diseases.

    For your health and overall well-being massage therapy is a great option for those looking for a natural release from everyday pain, anxiety and so much more.

    Benefits include:

    • Increase in circulation, which helps to relieve pain and promote healing.
    • Improved concentration, and increased energy.
    • Decreased anxiety, which leads to better sleep quality.
    • Reduced fatigue overall.
    • Less stiffness and aches in patients dealing with arthritis.
    • Reduced pain, stiffness, and aches in patients who suffer from muscle and joint disorders, or injuries.

      When should I Think About Getting Massage Therapy?

      • Before Activity (from playing with kids to marathon)
      • After Activity (or Exercise)
      • Restorative (for maintaining heath and wellbeing)
      • Rehabilitative (After injury or operation)

      Risks of Massage

      Massage is generally safe as long as a trained massage therapist does it, but massage is not appropriate for everyone.  Discuss massage with your doctor first in case of:

      • Unexplained pain or other symptoms
      • Burns or open wounds
      • Cancer
      • Blood clots
      • Fractures
      • Rheumatoid arthritis
      • Severe osteoporosis
      • Pregnancy

      Some forms of massage can leave you feeling a bit sore the next day.  But massage shouldn’t be painful or uncomfortable.  If any part of your massage doesn’t feel right or is painful, speak up right away.  Most serious problems come from too much pressure during massage.

      Relieve your pain with massage therapy today in Westchase & Palm Harbor

      If you are interested in gaining the many benefits of manual therapy, contact us today! Our dedicated physical therapists will be happy to meet with you and get you moving once again.

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      Glenda Pinckney

      I was referred to Westchase Physical therapy because I had excruciating back pain that severely hampered my sleep and daily mobility unless I took medication. I didn’t want to take medication long term, so I diligently attended my therapy sessions and worked out at home. After 8 weeks of therapy 3 times a week, I no longer had any back pain or required any medication. 2 years later, my back is still strong and I have no issues thanks to Grant and the team at Westchase Physical Therapy.

      Sean Skapik

      I cannot say enough great things about Westchase Physical Therapy. Megan, Grant and the entire staff are professional, friendly, compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. It does not take long to realize that they truly are experts in their industry. I genuinely looked forward to each appointment with them and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone seeking physical therapy care.