Massage can be used for relaxation and stress relief or for the relief of symptoms and to help with a specific health condition. Action Medical Center offers this service as a compliment to the other care we provide. It is often part of treatment plans for many conditions and can be used to relax muscles before chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy exercises. It can also be used to speed recovery after injury. Whether you are using our massage services for relaxation or as part of your treatment you should discuss your needs and expectations with the therapist before your session begins.
Although massage affects the whole body, the activity of the musculoskeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, and nervous systems is affected the most. Your therapist may use a variety of techniques depending on your needs. These may include gentle stroking and kneading of muscles and other soft tissues or deeper manual techniques that exert more pressure.
What to Expect During Your Session
Your therapist will discuss any symptoms you may have and will also ask questions about your medical history. You should inform the therapist of any medications you are taking or any health conditions you may have. It is important that you inform your therapist of any medical conditions you may have as certain conditions may affect the type of massage you receive. With other conditions massages are not advisable.
Your therapist will leave the room while you undress and lie down on the massage table. You will be draped with a sheet during your session and it will be moved only to expose the part of the body being worked on at any given time. Lotions or oils are often used to reduce friction between the therapist’s hands and your skin. During your session, the therapist will ask for your feedback concerning pressure and your comfort level. They will also do their best to provide you a comfortable environment for your session.
Ryan Williamson, LMT
Ryan became a massage therapist because he was fascinated by the body’s ability to heal when less invasive methods are employed to assist the natural processes. He felt it was a natural progression in his career given his Kinesiology degree focusing on exercise and sports science from Augusta University and his strong understanding of anatomy and the inter-functionality of the musculoskeletal system. He specializes in the rehabilitative modalities of deep tissue and myofascial massage therapy. In his free time he enjoys working out, recreational sports and doing volunteer work in the community.
Experience the Benefits of Therapeutic Massage
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