Massage Therapy Specialist

Innovation Spine Medical

Interventional Pain Management Specialists & Physical Therapy located in Malverne, NY & Queens, NY

Stress and persistent muscle tension can worsen into chronic pain conditions. To help release tension and better manage your pain, Innovation Spine Medical offers on-site massage therapy services. Dmitriy Fuzaylov, MD, and Ronald Michelli, DC, can recommend massage therapy as part of your treatment for chronic neck pain, back pain, and joint pain. The certified therapists in New York customize massage services to your needs, so you can maintain a physically active life. Call the office in Rego Park, Queens, or Malverne, Long Island, today, or schedule an appointment online.

Massage Therapy Q & A 

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy involves the manipulation of your soft tissues to relieve tension and pain in your muscles, ligaments, and tendons.

While some people may feel that massage therapy is a luxury service, the treatment actually offers many health benefits. Innovation Spine Medical offers medical massage therapy services as part of their pain management plans. They have massage therapists on-site, so you have access to all of your treatments under one roof.

What conditions can massage therapy treat?

The pain management specialists at Innovation Spine Medical may recommend massage therapy if you have persistent back pain, neck pain, or joint pain because of an underlying disease or a musculoskeletal injury.

The manual techniques your massage therapist uses increase your blood circulation and release tension from your soft tissues. Depending on your specific needs, the therapist uses a variety of long, stroking movements, gentle kneading, and other techniques to release painful knots from your muscles.

In addition to treating persistent musculoskeletal pain, massage therapy also:

  • Reduces stress
  • Increases flexibility
  • Boosts full-body relaxation
  • Improves immune system function

Many people also benefit from regular massages to prevent tension and pain from starting in the first place.

What can I expect during massage therapy?

During your initial massage therapy appointment, your Innovation Spine Medical therapist reviews your medical history and discusses where you feel pain. They can determine which type of massage is right for you, such as Swedish massage, therapeutic massage, and deep-tissue massage.

You can expect to lie comfortably on a massage table. You leave your undergarments on but should remove your other clothes. Your therapist applies a massage oil to your skin and uses different stroke techniques to manipulate your muscles. If at any time you have pain, they can adjust your treatment to ensure your comfort.

After your massage, you may feel re-energized and relaxed. It’s important that you drink plenty of water to help your body eliminate toxins that your muscles release during treatment. Your therapist can discuss a good timeline for additional massage therapy sessions based on your needs and your pain specialist’s recommendation.

To learn more about the benefits of massage therapy, call the Innovation Spine Medical office nearest you to book an appointment or schedule a consultation online today.