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Medical Massage/Manual Therapy

Precision Medicine Non-Opioid Pain Management located in Little Neck and East Northport, NY

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Everyone is familiar with massage as a method for relaxing the body and mind, but medical massage therapy targets specific problems with the goal of easing pain and promoting healing. At Regenerative Health NY in East Northport or Little Neck, New York, Kevin Kattau, PA-C, and their certified medical massage therapists offer customized hands-on techniques that support your long-term health and well-being. To schedule a consultation, request an appointment online or call the office today.

Medical Massage Therapy Q & A

What is medical massage therapy?

Medical massage uses various manual techniques to treat a specific health condition. A few examples include:

  • Migraines
  • Sciatica
  • Sports injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Strained muscles
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction

You may receive medical massage alone or as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

What health benefits will I gain from medical massage therapy?

Many people think of massage as a way to relax and relieve stress. While it’s definitely one of the best ways to destress, massage is also recommended by medical professionals because it produces healing benefits.

The hands-on techniques used during medical massage:

  • Relieve pain
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Promote healing
  • Improve range of motion
  • Improve muscle tone
  • Reduce your heart rate
  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Increase blood and lymph circulation

As blood flow increases, injured and diseased tissues get a boost of healing oxygen and nutrients. When your lymph circulation improves, your body clears away toxic wastes before they have a chance to cause harm.

What techniques do medical massage therapists use?

The therapists at Regenerative Health NY have extensive training in health conditions, physiology, anatomy, and numerous massage techniques that relieve your pain and promote healing.

They specialize in techniques such as:

  • Myofascial release
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Acupressure
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Neuromuscular therapy

Each person has an individualized medical massage therapy plan, depending on their symptoms and diagnosis. Some people need deep massage; others need light techniques to calm central nervous system activity.

Your therapist uses a range of unique movements targeting your underlying health problem. For example, trigger point massage uses precise finger pressure to relax a painful muscle knot.

By comparison, myofascial release relies on gentle massage to restore movement by stretching the thin layers of connective tissues (fascia) covering your muscles and organs.

You may want to consider specialized services, such as massage therapy which helps athletes prevent injuries and recover from activities. Some athletes find that a routine medical massage improves their performance.

Your provider may also combine medical massage therapy with other treatments to give you optimal healing and results.

To learn more about medical massage therapy, call Regenerative Health NY or request an appointment online today.


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