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Massage Therapy

Goodlife Physical Medicine

Orthopedics, Pain Management, Chiropractors, Physical Therapy and Massage located in Redondo Beach, El Segundo, and Torrance, CA

Massage therapy has an outstanding reputation for its ability to relax and rejuvenate your body and spirit. But did you know that massage therapy also promotes healing, eases pain, and boosts your immune system? The team at Goodlife Physical Medicine in Redondo Beach, El Segundo, Seal Beach, and Torrance, California, has years of training and experience in many types of massage techniques that improve your health and wellbeing. If you’re in the Los Angeles area and would like to schedule a massage session, call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.

Massage Therapy Q & A

What health benefits will I gain from massage therapy?

Many people turn to massage when they need to relieve stress, but it provides healing benefits beyond helping you relax. The manual techniques used by massage therapists have the ability to:

  • Relieve pain
  • Promote healing
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Improve range of motion
  • Improve muscle tone
  • Reduce your heart rate
  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Increase blood and lymph circulation 

As massage increases your blood flow, tissues throughout your body get a boost of oxygen, nutrients, and healing agents such as platelets and stem cells.

What health conditions may improve with massage therapy?

While you can schedule a massage as a standalone treatment, it’s often one of several therapies included in your comprehensive treatment plan. Massage promotes healing in many health conditions, including arthritis, fibromyalgia, and migraines.

Most patients find that massage therapy relieves their back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain, not to mention the pain caused by tight or overused muscles. If you suffer from headaches, massage therapy can relieve muscle tension and may reduce the frequency of migraines.

Your doctor might also recommend massage to support your recovery from surgery, especially orthopedic surgery.

What type of massage therapy might I receive?

Your massage therapist chooses from among many types of massage techniques, selecting the one that’s best for your symptoms and underlying health condition. 

They work closely with the entire team at Goodlife Physical Medicine to ensure that your massage therapy complements your treatment plan’s other components.

These are only a few examples of the types of massage they provide:

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Myofascial release
  • Trigger point massage
  • Acupressure
  • Lymph drainage massage
  • Neuromuscular massage therapy
  • Swedish massage
  • Sports massage 

When most people think about getting a massage, then envision a Swedish massage. This type of massage uses techniques such as circular pressure, kneading, and percussive tapping to relieve stress and relax your body. 

A sports massage can help you prepare for competition, recover from intense activities, prevent injuries, and relieve muscle soreness. Many patients find that getting a regular sports massage helps improve their performance.

If you would like to schedule a massage or learn more about massage therapy techniques, call Goodlife Physical Medicine. or book an appointment online today.