Pain is multi-dimensional and better addressed through an integrative healthcare approach. Research supports massage therapy for people seeking pain management.
Neck and Back Pain
Massage therapy relieves neck and back pain by reducing tension and increasing blood flow in the affected muscles.
Massage therapy helps to reduce tension and knots in the upper back, neck, shoulders, and jaw to relieve headache and migraine pain.
The importance of getting quality sleep can’t be overstated. Massage therapy relieves symptoms of insomnia to improve overall health.
Muscle tension is experienced by nearly everyone to some degree. Massage therapy has proven very effective at relieving this tension.
Stress and anxiety can have a major physical impact on health. Massage therapy reduces symptoms such as headaches and muscle tension.
Temporomandibular joint pain involves the muscles around the jaw. Certified massage therapists are trained to treat this condition.
Massage therapy is used during training to identify areas of tension and reduce the risk of injury or after an injury to promote healing.
Although there is no known cure for Fibromyalgia, massage therapy eases symptoms by reducing stiffness in muscles and joints.
Repetitive Strain Injury
Massage therapy relieves symptoms of RSI’s by reducing tension in the muscle and increasing blood flow to the injured area.
Our shoulders do a lot of work for our bodies and often become strained. Massage therapy reduces tension and relieves shoulder pain.
Whiplash is usually the result of a sudden injury. Massage therapy helps to treat injuries to the soft tissue, relieving pain and stiffness.
Muscle spasms can be very painful. By increasing blood flow and reducing stiffness, massage therapy is an effective treatment.
Speak with a Massage Therapist
Call: (302) 376-5830
Dr. Becky Keeley
Frequently Asked Questions
What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy involves the manual manipulation of soft body tissue by a trained and certified professional. This therapeutic massage works on the muscles, tendons, ligaments, connective tissue, and skin to improve health and reduce pain and stress. The specific technique and amount of pressure used depend on the individual needs of each patient.
What are the benefits of massage therapy?
Although many people seek massage therapy as a treatment for injured or sore muscles, it has many other health benefits. Studies have shown that regular massage therapy reduces blood pressure as well as the negative effects of stress and anxiety which can trigger it. Massage therapy also stimulates blood flow and increases circulation, causing a domino effect of health benefits throughout the body. It even improves the immune system by reducing stress and strain on the body so that it can function at an optimum level.
How long will it take to see results?
How quickly you see results from massage therapy depends on many different factors including the extent of your condition or injury and your overall health when you begin treatment. Many people feel a reduction in symptoms after just one session, but it could take three or four for more severe cases.
What conditions are typically treated with massage therapy?
- Back, neck and shoulder pain
- Muscle tension
- Sports injuries of soft tissue
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
What to Expect From Your Visit
Prior to your consultation with the doctor, you will be asked to complete some brief paperwork that will give the doctor a synopsis of your health history. This assists the doctor in more accurately making his diagnosis.
At Delaware Integrative Healthcare, we offer a free consultation whereby the doctor will personally review your case to determine if you are a good candidate for care in our office. If he determines, based on the patient history and clinical experience, that you are a good candidate for care, he will then perform a thorough exam of the spine and extremities. If we determines that you are not a good candidate for care, we will then refer you to an appropriate specialist.
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