Massage therapy is a proven means to improve overall health and well-being. Our therapeutic massages are based on both Western and Eastern therapy traditions. Our licensed Massage Practitioner incorporates knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology to create a personalized treatment plan to address your concerns. Our primary massage method is therapeutic Swedish massage, but your personalized session may also incorporate elements of Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy and Myofascial Release. Our therapist also offers Pre-Natal and Hot Stone Therapy upon request.
Some massage therapy benefits include:
Relieving back pain
One of the most common issues dealt with today is back and lower back pain. Whether it is due to stress, improper posture, muscle strain or more serious conditions like spinal stenosis, massage therapy has been a proven means of relieving and reducing back pain for years. Our massage therapists will work with you to decide what type of massage will help you most as well as what you can do to prevent further injury.
Boosting the immune system
Regular massage therapy has been shown to not only alleviate stress but also boost the immune system of the patients. This is due to the immune system increasing its cytotoxic capacity while reducing overall T-cell count, the result is a more efficient immune system that can fight off colds and infections much easier.
Reducing anxiety stress and blood pressure
One well known benefit of massage therapy is the reduction in overall anxiety and stress. With regular massage therapy, overall endorphine levels are increased, blood pressure is reduced and the brain can refocus itself. This leads to a reduction in stress headaches, increased sex drive, improvement in sleep patterns and overall mood.
Decreasing carpal tunnel syndromes
Special massage therapies aim to reduce the pain brought on by carpal tunnel syndrome. These are performed in various ways with the ultimate goal of relieving pressure along the meridian nerve and other muscle tissues in the hands and wrist. If massage therapy does not work, you may need to consider other treatment options available here.
Easing post-operative pain
As part of a larger rehabilitation plan, massage therapy on post-operative surgery patients can increase the speed of recovery, as well as promote better muscle conditioning and movement. Massage therapy does this by allowing the body to circulate nutrients and oxygen more freely and therefore these injured and healing areas get the attention they need.
Treating patients in the Lansing and East Lansing area, The Compass Rehabilitation Center’s Massage Therapy services are available with or without a physician’s referral and can be effective alone or as a complement to other medical treatments. Our billing staff will check your insurance benefits and bill your insurance if therapeutic massage is covered under your plan.