Massage Therapy after Surgery and Injury
“Many of our patients have told us that they were under the impression that surgery alone would fix everything. Many have underestimated the rehabilitation process that comes along with that path.” – Thomas Dandrea, DC.
Rehabilitation after an injury or surgery can take a long period of time to take lasting effect. We at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation feel that a very effective approach to numerous types of rehabilitation is to implement a segment of massage therapy in our patient’s recovery process. Our Red Bank massage therapists have been integrated into numerous patient rehabilitation programs for sports injuries, post-operative surgeries on the back and extremities, and even in the case of injuries obtained in day to day accidents such as auto accidents and workplace mishaps. Massage therapy can play an important piece to the rehabilitation process by promoting the body’s muscle and joint movement as well as making the body’s muscles and organs more receptive to nutrients such as minerals and vitamins.
||Our Red Bank Massage Therapists at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation offer a number of Massage therapies including:
Swedish Massage: This type of massage is one of the most common and popular massage therapies available. Swedish massage utilizes five different massage techniques. The first technique used is called effleurage, also known as the “light touch” technique. This technique is used to prepare the muscles for deeper tissue massage. The second technique in a Swedish massage is kneading which is the first step in beginning to work the deeper tissues during the session. The third technique is friction where the palms of the hands are used in a circular motion to release pressure in the muscles. Vibration is the fourth technique in a Swedish massage and percussion is the fifth which is light tapping on the patient’s body.
Deep Muscle Tissue Massage: Our Red Bank massage therapists at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation use deep tissue massages to work deeper muscles and connective tissue in the effort to realign these muscles and relieve deep pressure and tension that is commonly formed. Deep tissue massages are very often used on the neck, shoulders, and back. This type of massage focuses on these deeper muscles and alleviates pain and discomfort that is created from a variety of problems including Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, and injuries from accidents.
Myofascial Release: This form of massage is very beneficial for alleviating pain and increasing range of motion. Myofascial Release therapy is based on the understanding of the body’s fascial system. Fascia is like a sweater-woven muscle system within our bodies. This form of massage therapy focuses on this system and utilizes techniques to relax this group of muscles and promote a better range of motion and remove pain caused by tightness, pressure build-up, scarring, and more. The fascial system is interwoven throughout our body so any tightness, strain, or pull in this system can inadvertently affect every part of our body and create an array of symptoms and issues. Myofascial Release will eradicate those problems in the fascial system and help you return back to a healthy life.