Massage Therapy is an excellent complement to Chiropractic care.
Like Chiropractic, massage involves a holistic, natural approach to healing. At Summit Spine and Wellness, we offer a calm, relaxing, and clean environment for our massage patients. Our exceptional Licensed Massage Therapists incorporate their knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathology to address soft tissue dysfunctions and stress related conditions. Patients who receive both massage and chiropractic in conjunction generally achieve faster results.
What benefits will I see with regular massage?
Massage is about much more than simply helping you relax. It's a way to connect, to heal, and to regenerate. Working through your knots and tension is the quickest way to alleviate pain and to stimulate your mind as it lowers cortisol levels and increases the production of endorphins. Among the many benefits of therapeutic massage, people enjoy a deep connection to their inner self, which allows for a new experience of self-awareness and comfort. In this day of our technology-rich lifestyles, it is becoming increasingly necessary to learn to relax and regenerate to remain in your own environment. Our Massage therapists are able to work deep into the muscles and provide relief to chronic and acute pain from existing health conditions. Other benefits of massage are: • Improved sleep, focus and energy. • Stimulates blood circulation • Relief of muscle tension and spasms • Improved immune system function • Improved joint mobility • Increased oxygenation of tissues • Reduced feelings of depression and anxiety
What to expect during your first appointment
Please arrive to your first appointment at least 20 minutes early to ensure you have enough time to fill out the client intake form and for you and your massage therapist to talk before your massage begins. Your intake form will ask for your medical history, medications, problem areas, what makes these areas better/worse and your contact information. This will also cover your right to privacy per HIPAA. What this means is, your massage therapist cannot give any of your information out to anyone without your written consent. If you are a patient of Dr. Lenny's, your massage therapist will ask for your consent to share only information pertaining to your treatment plan with him, if it is necessary. In the treatment room, your massage therapist will talk to you for a few minutes, to get a better understanding of what you would like to get out of the massage and what he/she is able to help you with. Your massage therapist will then advise you on how the session will go. Per the Pennsylvania Board of Massage, it is required that all clients are draped during sessions, which means your entire body will be covered with a sheet/blanket and the only area being worked on will be uncovered. Most of all breath, communicate with your therapist if anything feels uncomfortable and enjoy!
Does Insurance Cover It?
Traditional Health Insurance does not cover massage therapy performed by a licensed massage therapist. In a Personal Injury case, massage may be covered as part of the treatment plan.
How often should a person receive therapeutic massage?
This varies from person to person as each individual has unique health conditions and needs. After assessing your physical state, learning your medical history, and carrying out your first massage session, our therapists will be able to give you a more thorough analysis, target goals and recommended sessions.