Our medical massage therapists carefully manipulate the soft tissues of your body — muscles, ligaments and tendons — to relieve pain, help rehabilitate injuries, improve circulation, and reduce stress which worsens pain.
The primary goal of medical massage therapy is healing, pain relief and restoration of normal function. Therapists experienced in treating injuries and chronic pain tailor their use of specific massage techniques like trigger point therapy or deep tissue massage to your individual health issues.
This specialized type of massage is often included as part of a broader treatment plan that includes physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, or other injury rehab or pain relief strategies.
Our medical massage specialties
- Effective for most ailments. Targets muscles nearest the surface to reduce stress, improve circulation and lower cortisol while relaxing entire body and all of its systems.
- Relieves tensions, aches, fatigue and stress related to changing center of gravity and discomfort in weight-bearing joints. Soothes nervous system and enhances energy.
- Acupressure massage of the hands, feet and ears to stimulate nerve function, circulation and energy along the pathways that extend to targeted areas of the body.
Deep tissue and sports massage
- Helps prevents injury, improves flexibility and prepares muscles for peak performance and increases in fitness training.
- Can speed post-exercise and overuse recovery from deep-muscle and connective tissue tightness, muscle soreness, strains, sprains, swelling and fatigue.
- Myofascial trigger point therapy relieves knotted muscles and pain through myofascial release of tightness and trauma in connective tissues surrounding muscles. Especially useful for referred pain.
Lymphatic system massage
- Gentle, very relaxing massage that speeds post-surgical healing and reduces swelling and inflammation by promoting healthy flow of lymph throughout the body.
How can Randolph Pain Relief & Wellness treat my pain?
Call to schedule a prompt appointment or arrange a telephone health chat with one of our doctors to discuss your concerns, at no charge.
When to see a medical massage therapist
If you’re experiencing muscle or joint stiffness or tightness, or feel caught in a repeating cycle of stress and pain, medical massage therapy can be a valuable part of your recovery.
Your pain management physician, chiropractor or physical therapist may include medical massage therapy in your treatment plan if you’re suffering from joint stiffness, muscle tightness, aches, stress, fatigue, or general soreness.
What to expect
At your initial appointment, your massage therapist will review your medical history and symptoms, including pain, stiffness, tightness, limited mobility, stress, fatigue, and other symptoms, as well as your own treatment goals.
Many patients begin experiencing temporary improvements in mobility and pain relief following their first treatment. However, lasting improvement does normally require completion of the full treatment plan.
Patients often ask “Will it hurt?” Massage itself is not inherently painful, although it may produce some temporary minor discomfort. It should never cause sharp, stabbing or acute pain.
In fact, patients usually describe any discomfort during treatment as a “good hurt.”
Your massage therapist will check in with you throughout your session, and your feedback will guide your treatment. Since too much pressure during a massage can cause new muscle spasms and soreness, the preferred medical practice is to use less pressure, over several sessions, rather than using too much pressure in a single session and risking further injury.