What is massage therapy?
Massage Therapy is the application of soft-tissue manipulation techniques to the body, generally intended to reduce stress and fatigue while improving circulation. The many variations of massage account for several different techniques.
Who Can perform massage therapy?
The requirements for becoming a massage therapist vary from state to state. In the state of Ohio, Massage Therapy is performed by a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), who has had to complete at least a 1 year education (from an accredited school) of 750 hours and passed the licensing exam.
What are the benefits of massage therapy?
Massage has both physical and psychological benefits.
The Physical Benefits of Massage Can Include:
Increase in metabolism A Hastening in healing
Relaxation of muscles Improved lymphatic system functioning
Prevents/relief of muscle cramps and spasms Improved circulation
Improved oxygen and nutrient delivery to cells Enhanced removal of metabolic wastes
The Psychological Benefits of Massage can Include:
Fatigue Reduction Reduced tension and anxiety
Calming of the nervous system Promotes a sense of relaxation and renewed energy
Increased Serotonin and other neurotransmitter levels
Will my insurance cover it?
This varies widely by each insurance company and each insurance plan. If you have questions if certain types of massage can be covered, feel free to speak with anyone in the office so we can check your benefits.
Are there conditions where I should NOT get a massage?
Abnormal body temperature
Acute infectious diseases
Certain types of inflammation
Certain medications and/or medical conditions- If you have any specific condition, ask your doctor if massage will benefit you.