Family Medical Centers (FMC) is an established, successful, and growing family medical practice. FCM is a small but mighty group of healthcare professionals committed to providing our patients with comprehensive, quality healthcare services at affordable prices. In addition to providing high-quality care in all aspects of medicine, Family Medical Centers strive to educate patients on healthy living habits to make informed decisions about their health.
What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy is a licensed profession that utilizes various therapeutic modalities to promote relaxation, healing, and well-being. Massage therapists use the hands, elbows, elbows, and floor to effectively manipulate soft tissues of the body to promote health and wellness. Massage therapists work in hospitals, health clinics, day spas, and rehab.
Massage Therapy at Family Medical Centers
At Family Medical Centers, we use various techniques to address your specific needs. The specific techniques will vary depending on what your therapist feels is most beneficial for you. Our therapists are trained in many modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, sports, and prenatal. Our goal is to provide a relaxing experience that improves your overall health and quality of life while helping you feel as comfortable as possible.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
1. Reducing anxiety
Massage therapy can be a beneficial treatment for those suffering from anxiety, stress, and depression. A massage is a great way to relax, even if it is just for a few minutes. It has been shown that frequent therapy sessions can significantly help reduce anxiety in the long term. These benefits continue even after the massage treatments stop.
2. Lowering heart rate/breathing rate
Many people think that heart rate and breathing rate directly affect how fast we grow old or how well we can cope with stress and anxiety; however, neither necessarily indicates one’s age or other health factors.
3. Reducing blood pressure
Massage therapy can also help control high blood pressure, as it has been shown to help lower blood pressure in people who suffer from hypertension. This may be a more beneficial treatment for hypertension than other treatments. One study found that when people with hypertension received massage therapy regularly, it significantly reduced their average blood pressure.
4. Help improve immune function
Massage therapy is also used to help improve immune function, as it has been shown to help increase the body’s natural killer cells, which are needed for fighting infections.
5. Improve physical fitness
It is no secret that massage therapy can help improve a person’s physical fitness. Studies have shown that massage therapy can help increase flexibility and strength in some body regions.
6. Sports physical
Sports physicals are an essential part of keeping your child healthy. Physical sports can help prevent injuries and illnesses by identifying or preventing problems. Their office offers a comprehensive sports physical tailored to your child’s needs.
Pre-participation Physical: Pre-participation physicals are recommended for all athletes of a certain age before they begin their athletic season. They offer this service at our office before the school year begins. During the pre-participation physical, we perform a few tests, such as heart rate, blood pressure, vision, and urine analysis, to ensure that the athlete is ready to participate in their chosen sport.
7. Work injuries
Massage therapy can help treat injuries and chronic pain while they are in the healing process. For example, if a person suffers from a sports injury or has chronic pain or a painful condition in their joints and muscles, massage therapy can help decrease or eliminate the pain that they are feeling.
8. Weight loss
Massage therapy can help promote weight loss, as it has been shown to help increase the body’s metabolism, which is vital for helping burn more calories. Weight loss is a common goal of many people, and massage therapy can help promote this process.
Massage therapy has many potential benefits, especially for those suffering from anxiety, stress, and depression. For this reason and more, everyone who suffers from these conditions must receive the treatment they need to help improve all aspects of their health. Family Medical Centers recommends massage for various health issues and believes that it can help improve your overall health. Contact us today if you would like more information about our services.