Massage Therapy Treatment for Pain, Overall Wellness & Stress Management
What does massage actually do? Why do we need it?
Massage therapy increases blood circulation, promoting lymphatic drainage, aids in the development of muscle and connective tissue reconstruction, function, and movement, while decreasing scar tissue formation and adhesions.
No referral necessary.
Remember, individuals who are current or former patients at IPM receive large discounts on massage packages!
Our licensed massage therapists are specially trained in the following forms of therapy:
Deep tissue massage is a massage technique that’s mainly used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries. It involves applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes to target the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues.
Effleurage is a massage technique in which long, light strokes are used over areas of the body. The most common areas of the body for effleurage are the arm, back, thigh and calf. Effleurage helps aid relaxation, reduce stress, post injury and post-surgery.
Lymphatic drainage massage, also known as manual lymphatic drainage, relieves swelling that happens when medical treatment or illness blocks your lymphatic system. Lymphatic drainage massage involves gently manipulating specific areas of your body to help lymph move to an area with working lymph vessels.
The goal of myofascial therapy is to stretch and loosen the fascia so that it and other contiguous structures can move more freely, and the patient’s motion is restored. For this reason, myofascial therapy is sometimes referred to as ‘myofascial release’ therapy.
Petrissage is used to improve blood circulation, increase recovery, stretch and loosen muscle fibres and increase range of movement. Petrissage is used to increase blood circulation. Increase blood circulation increases temperature of the muscles allowing them to relax.
Prenatal massage is a type that’s similar to regular massage – it aims to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good.
Pain reduction – Tension and waste products in muscles can often cause pain. Massage helps reduce this in many ways including releasing the bodies endorphins. Relaxation – Muscles relax through heat generated, circulation and stretching.
Swedish massage therapy is the most well-known and widely practiced type of therapeutic massage—and for good reason. This type of massage focuses on muscle relaxation, targeting superficial muscles (rather than the connective tissues targeted in deep-tissue massage) and increasing blood circulation.
Tapotement massage, including stroking, compression and percussion, increases circulation, warms and loosens the soft tissue so is able to prepare individuals for exercise and also recover from physical exertion.
What makes our massage therapy so effective?
What separates our massage therapy department from spas, home treatments, and other massage centers is that our licensed therapists work directly under the direction of a supervised IPM physician. This means the patient gets the highest level of care and knowledge available.
Doctor-prescribed massage may also be covered by your flex spending accounts/health reimbursement accounts. Call us and we will verify for you!
Our 360 Degree Approach
Our approach at IPM is unique. By identifying all aspects of an injury, we are able to cater a customized rehabilitation program that not only repairs the injured area, but makes the area stronger and more stable to be able to withstand future injuries. This is the definition of true preventative care!
When it comes time to start your specific treatment care plan, the doctors at IPM have a number of different services to offer, each with their own individual techniques tailored to fit your specific body, pain and goals for recovery.
Is Massage Therapy Right For You?
If you are in pain or have any of the conditions listed above, contact us to make an appointment to see if a therapeutic massage is the right treatment for you. No referral necessary.