Massage Therapy Specialist

IHS Medical Group -  - Physical Medicine

IHS Medical Group

Physical Medicine & Chiropractic located in Westwood, Los Angeles, CA

Massage therapy can help you relax and recover from stress, injuries, and chronic pain. Get relief today with a massage from the expert team at IHS Medical Group in Los Angeles. Led by Victor Nazarian, DC, the experienced team offers effective massage therapy and affordable rates for pain and stress-related conditions. Set up an appointment today by calling the office or using the online tool.

Massage Therapy Q & A

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

Massage therapy is a hands-on therapy used to address tight, tense muscles and break up adhesions and scar tissue in muscles and tendons. Massage therapy can be used on its own or combined with chiropractic care, reiki, or other physical therapy modalities.

Some of the benefits of massage therapy include:

  • Decreased muscle and joint pain
  • Improved blood flow
  • Decreased muscle tension
  • Reduced pain associated with arthritis
  • Improved chronic pain
  • Enhanced feelings of well-being
  • Stress relief
  • Recovery from sports injuries or workouts

Research has also shown that massage therapy can improve the quality of life for people with chronic health issues, including fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and headaches.

What can I expect during a massage therapy session?

During a massage therapy session, you’ll first talk with your massage therapist about your areas of pain and specific injuries you’ve experienced. You’ll then be taken to a private massage room to undress to your level of comfort, often removing everything except your undergarments. Then you can relax underneath blankets on the massage table before your massage therapist returns.

Once you’re comfortable, your massage therapist enters the room and arranges the blankets around you to expose the treatment area while maintaining modesty. Your massage therapist may apply lotion or oil to your skin to improve the flow of the massage.

During your massage, your therapist uses varying pressure to press on and knead the muscles in your back, shoulders, neck, arms, and legs. The therapist may also help you stretch during your session to encourage your muscles to relax.

After your massage, which typically lasts around one hour, your massage therapist leaves the room so you can get dressed. Your massage therapist may recommend additional massages or stretches to help you heal and relax.

What should I do after getting a massage?

After your massage, it is best to rest for the remainder of the day and avoid heavy exercise. The team recommends drinking plenty of water after your massage to avoid soreness the next day. Gentle stretching and yoga may be beneficial for you after your massage, depending on your condition.

Book a massage at IHS Medical Group today to enjoy the benefits of pain relief and relaxation. Call or use the online tool to schedule.