WHAT IS MASSAGE THERAPY?
Massage therapy is a highly diverse field of care that aims to help you achieve complete comfort and relaxation while reducing tension and discomfort. There are many different types of massages that can be used to target your problem areas. At The Wellness Institute of Dallas, our highly trained team of chiropractors performs massage therapy for any patients who desire relief from pain and tension. Getting a massage is a great way for anyone to feel completely renewed from head to toe, whether you are an office worker or a professional athlete. To learn more about massage therapy, contact our office in Highland Park and speak to a member of our Dallas, TX team.
What are the benefits of massage therapy?
There are many benefits of massage therapy, including:
- Reduction of stress and muscle tension
- Improved circulation and immune support
- Improved flexibility
- Enhanced sleep
- Reduction of joint pain
Massage Therapy Reviews
"I’ve been a patient of Dr Raynor’s since before Wellness Institute. Dr Raynor and Dr Nutt are brilliant and always get me aligned correctly and out of pain! There are many cutting edge wellness services available. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and very caring. I’ve never had a better full body massage than with Albert or Jose!"- C.W. / Google / Jun 19, 2020
"I’ve been a patient of Dr Raynor’s since before Wellness Institute. Dr Raynor and Dr Nutt are brilliant and always get me aligned correctly and out of pain! There are many cutting edge wellness services available. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and very caring. I’ve never had a better full body massage than with Albert or Jose!"- C.W. / Google / Mar 19, 2021
What should I expect after treatment?
Following your massage therapy sessions, you might experience some soreness in various muscular regions. The feeling should be similar to that of finishing a difficult workout. Here at The Wellness Institute of Dallas, we recommend being moderately active in the first 48 hours following treatment so as to promote looseness and prevent your muscles from seizing up after treatment. After 48 hours, your body should be back to normal but looser, more relaxed, and less tense than before your chiropractic massage.
CANDIDATES FOR MASSAGE THERAPY
With many diverse techniques, massage therapy can easily be personalized to suit your body's needs. After our team meets with you to determine the best type of massage for you, you will be led to one of our private treatment rooms. As relaxing music plays, one of our highly skilled team members will help you achieve total relief and comfort while targeting your areas of discomfort. Massage therapy can be intense enough to address the issues of a professional athlete while being gentle enough to improve the physical function of a pregnant patient.
Massage Therapy FAQ
Can anyone have massage therapy?
For most people, massage therapy is a very safe, effective, and relaxing treatment. Patients with certain health conditions or injuries may not be a candidate for massage therapy. During your consultation, we will go over your medical history and talk to you about your current health before deciding if massage therapy is right for you.
How many massage therapy sessions should I have?
The number of sessions needed will depend on your health and treatment goals. In your consultation, we will listen to what you want to accomplish with your massage therapy, whether it's to treat a health condition or simply relax. Then we will be able to create a treatment plan with the number of necessary sessions to reach your goals. For relaxation and stress relief, many patients achieve good results with monthly treatment sessions.
Is there anything I need to do after a massage therapy session?
Massage therapy, especially deep tissue massages, can release toxins locked in the muscles and tissues. This is natural and healthy for your body, but to help your body flush these toxins, you should drink plenty of water and stay well hydrated for at least 24 – 48 hours after your treatment.
Is massage therapy safe?
When performed by a licensed and trained professional like those at The Wellness Institute of Dallas, massage therapy is considered safe. However, there may be exceptions for certain medical conditions, so it's essential to inform the therapist about any health issues before the session.
How long does a typical massage session last?
The duration of a massage session can vary, but commonly, sessions last between 30 minutes to two hours, depending on the type of massage and your preferences.
Do I need to undress completely for a massage?
The level of undressing depends on your comfort level and the type of massage. Some massages can be performed fully clothed, while others may require partial or complete undressing. However, our team always ensures that you are appropriately draped to maintain privacy and comfort.
What is the difference between a massage therapist/chiropractor and a physical therapist?
While both work with the body to promote healing, they have different focuses. Physical therapists use a broader range of techniques to rehabilitate after injury or surgery, improve mobility, and relieve pain. At The Wellness Institute of Dallas, chiropractors specialize in manipulating the body's soft tissues to relieve tension, reduce pain, and promote relaxation.
Can I receive massage therapy if I’m pregnant?
Yes, prenatal massage can be very beneficial for many pregnant people, helping with relaxation and easing some common discomforts of pregnancy.
Can massage therapy help with mental health issues?
Massage therapy can complement mental health by helping to reduce physical tension and stress, which often go hand-in-hand with mental health issues. It's not a one-size-fits-all cure for mental health, but it can be a beneficial part of a more comprehensive plan.
FULL-BODY RELIEF AND RELAXATION
People of all ages enjoy massage therapy for the wonderful relief it can bring to their body. This relaxing treatment is personalized at The Wellness Institute of Dallas to suit your unique problem areas and regions of tension. Whether you suffer from back pain, neck pain, or certain medical conditions, we can help you achieve total relief and relaxation. Contact our Dallas, TX team to learn more, and schedule your own personal massage!
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