What is Massage Therapy?
The art and science of Massage Therapy is very simple at its core. It is literally the laying on of hands from one person to another in an effort to alleviate any number of maladies and/or pain, which can range from mental to physical pain and any ratio of one to other as possible. Over centuries of experimentation and research, many modalities, or types of massage therapy, have been developed, practiced and honed by professionals. You are in expert hands when you trust the professionals at Hell's Kitchen Wellness Center. We are located near Columbus Circle, Midtown, and the Upper West Side to just name a few.
What is a Massage Exam?
A massage exam is an assessment of the patients muscular system through the use of palpation, or using touch to examine the state of the muscles. Get your Midtown massage exam today. We are conveniently located no matter where you are in New York.
Why is a Massage Exam Necessary?
To understand your particular issues, it is important for the therapist to actually feel the state of your muscles. In doing so, the therapist with their understanding of human anatomy will be able to accurately diagnose soft tissue issues. Just because you may have a pronounced issue with a specific muscle group, the therapist will be able to link the problem with other muscle groups which you may be unaware of when seeing the professionals of Hell's Kitchen Wellness Center.
Why is Massage Therapy Helpful?
What's the first thing you do when you sustain an injury? You lay your hands on the part of your body that’s aching.
Our brains and bodies are hardwired to massage away pain. We’re comforted by touch, and we know instinctively the manipulation of tissue improves blood flow and kick-starts healing. Plus, it feels great!
Types of Massage Therapy
- Swedish Massage
- Relaxation Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Myofascial Release
- Sports Massage
- Neuromuscular Therapy
Benefits & Goals of Massage Therapy
The benefits of Massage Therapy are many and far reaching. The prominent benefit is of comfort and caring but is not limited to gentle touch. Sometimes a stronger approach is needed to provide relief and lasting benefits. Which tact of treatment will be determined by you and the therapist, to come to a conclusion as to the best course of treatment.
The goal is of course to help you live a better, more productive and pain free life. If you have had massage therapy, you can attest to the benefits and goals described here, but if you have never had a massage, it is time to call to set up an appointment.
- May increase circulation
- May decrease pain
- May alleviate tension
- May give you stress relief
What to Expect at
Hell's Kitchen Wellness Center
At Hell’s Kitchen Wellness Center, you receive a massage before or after every adjustment. One of our massage therapists gives you a brief therapeutic massage, focusing on tensions that get in the way of a healthy nervous system. As with adjustments, these treatments are designed to take root over time and allow your motions to become effortless and pain-free.