Massage Therapy in Georgia
Find a licensed massage therapist in your area. Our highly qualified massage therapists at Optimum Health Rehab are ready to help you fulfill your personal and medical goals. We use targeted therapies based on individualized patient needs, and we can coordinate care across a variety of other health and wellness areas.
Whether you’re looking for massage therapy to aid in recovery from an injury, relieve pain, or just want to pamper yourself in a clinical but relaxing environment, our licensed massage therapists are here to help.
Therapeutic Massage for Full-Body Wellness
Therapeutic massage utilizes various techniques, including deep tissue, myofascial, and trigger point massage therapies. The goal of these therapies is to restore the body to proper function and improve the overall health and well-being of the patient.
Therapeutic Massage for Rehabilitation
Massage therapy is often integral to the rehabilitative treatment plan prescribed to Optimum Health Rehab patients.
Pain, stiffness, discomfort, limited range of motion, and posture can all be addressed in part through targeted massage techniques. Therapeutic massage also provides amplified benefits when used in conjunction with rehabilitative exercise, strengthening, and conditioning.
A study on athletes with injuries showed that patients who received massage as part of their rehabilitative therapy were able to perform more exercise with less pain when compared to those who did not receive massages.
The American Massage Therapy Association observes that post-surgery patients receiving massages experienced decreased postoperative pain, decreased stress and anxiety, reduced inflammation, and a greater range of motion. Patients also were able to reduce their intake of analgesics and also noted more-frequent feelings of calmness and well-being.
Overall, massage therapy can amplify the benefits of other rehabilitative therapies while providing a range of benefits all on its own.
Therapeutic Massage for Personal Health Improvement
You don’t have to be undergoing rehabilitation to enjoy the benefits of therapeutic massage! Massage can also provide benefits for mental health, injury prevention, and treatment of issues that can come from exercise and long periods of sitting or standing.
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) notes that massage therapy has been shown to be effective at treating low back pain as well as neck and shoulder pain. It also can provide benefits to patients suffering from osteoarthritis, headaches, fibromyalgia, HIV/AIDS, and the side effects of cancer treatments.
Many people visit our offices solely to enjoy a relaxing massage from gifted massage therapists. Please get in touch if you’d like to purchase a massage gift card or if you wish to schedule a massage for yourself, a friend, or a family member.
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Trigger Point Therapy
These unique massage therapies target myofascial tissues that can become tight, rigid, or inflamed in a painful condition commonly referred to as “muscle knots.” Myofascial problems can create trigger points that reduce the range of motion and can cause neck pain, back pain, muscle spasms, and other types of pain. Trigger point therapy seeks to get to the root of affected tissues to help treat myofascial pain syndrome, which is frequently a side effect of car accident whiplash, bad posture, or surgery.
What Are the Benefits of Massage Therapy?
- Increases circulation, carrying waste from the muscles into the lymphatic system and helping prevent the atrophy of under-used muscles.
- Increases flexibility in your muscles and loosens bound fascia.
- Strengthens the immune system by encouraging lymphatic system circulation, helping to pump toxins out of your body.
- Calms the nervous system by stimulating and soothing nerves, thus facilitating relaxation.
- Relaxing massages lower the production of the stress hormone cortisol. High cortisol levels can increase oil production, clogged pores, and acne breakouts. Better lymphatic flow also removes toxins and may help restore skin vitality and glow.
- Speeds healing after surgery and reduces the appearance of scar tissue.
- Reduces blood pressure by slowing your heart rate and calming your nervous system.
Why Massage Works
The word “massage” has become a common metaphor for delicately working on something so as to improve it in some way. Therapeutic body massage has earned this reputation for its ability to directly target muscle soreness, stiffness, pain, and atrophy through direct touch.
Many therapies seek to indirectly address problems with muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments. Exercise and stretching are all important for strengthening and conditioning these vital parts of our bodies. Whether you are an athlete, someone who enjoys physical hobbies, or someone with a less-active lifestyle, using our muscles and maintaining flexibility are vital for our own health and wellness. Without regular attention to these areas, we can develop atrophy, limited range of motion, pain, and even injury.
Unlike exercise and stretching, massage involves a firm but gentle touch to the most common sites of bodily discomfort and pain. By stimulating the muscles directly, they can be warmed, relaxed, and invigorated to function more capably. This effect is why massage is so commonly used by professional athletes after bouts of strenuous physical performance.
As a bonus, massage simply feels great! The pleasant feelings experienced during and after a massage have been shown to have mental health benefits, including reduced stress and anxiety while improving overall outlook. These benefits make massage extremely effective on its own, and an even better addition to other therapeutic regimens.
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Want to Schedule a Massage in Georgia?
The massage therapists at Optimum Health Rehab are ready to help you relax, heal and rejuvenate. Give us a call at 877-704-1761 to schedule your massage or to learn about gift certificates and massage packages.