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Please note that this office doesn't employ a receptionist! The practice is a chiropractic/physical therapy and massage therapy office. There are times when the practicioners may be with patients or clients, if the phone goes to the answering machine, it doesn't necessarily mean that no one is present.
I am in school on Monday-Tuesday and Wednesday, so for the next few months, I will not be working those days!
The benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching. As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, infertility, smoking cessation, depression, and more. And, as many millions will attest, massage also helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to disease and illness.
So what exactly IS massage?
Massage, bodywork and somatic therapies are defined as the application of various techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the human body. Specifically:
Massage: The application of soft-tissue manipulation techniques to the body, generally intended to reduce stress and fatigue while improving circulation. The many variations of massage account for several different techniques.
Bodywork: Various forms of touch therapies that may use manipulation, movement, and/or repatterning to affect structural changes to the body.
Somatic: Meaning “of the body.” Many times this term is used to denote a body/mind or whole-body approach as distinguished from a physiology-only or environmental perspective.
There are more than 80 types of massage, bodywork, and somatic therapies and many practitioners utilize multiple techniques. I personally utilize mainly SWEDISH massage techniques. I also will often employ the use of HOT STONES in order to faciliate deeper relaxation. Swedish massage is the foundation on which all other modalities are based. The application of these techniques may include, but are not limited to, stroking, kneading, tapping, compression, vibration, rocking, friction, and pressure to the muscular structure or soft tissues of the human body. This may also include non-forceful passive or active movement and/or application of techniques intended to affect the energetic systems of the body. The use of oils, lotions, and powders may also be included to reduce friction on the skin.
Here is a brief description of what a Swedish massage is:
It is the most common type of massage therapy. It involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. This is also combined with movement of the joints. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing. And it may even help after an injury.
The four common strokes of Swedish massage are:
- Effleurage: a smooth, gliding stroke used to relax soft tissue
- Petrissage: the squeezing, rolling, or kneading that follows effleurage
- Friction: deep, circular movements that cause layers of tissue to rub against each other, helping to increase blood flow and break down scar tissue
- Tapotement: a short, alternating tap done with cupped hands, fingers, or the edge of the hand
Please note: Massage, bodywork and somatic therapies specifically exclude diagnosis, prescription, manipulation or adjustments of the human skeletal structure, or any other service, procedure or therapy which requires a license to practice orthopedics, physical therapy, podiatry, chiropractic, osteopathy, psychotherapy, acupuncture, or any other profession or branch of medicine.
Serenity BodyWorks is a part of Advanced Rehabilitation of West Jersey. We offer both Chiropractic and Physical Therapy, as well as Massage Therapy.
Our office is very proud to have the state-of-the-art DRX 9000 available for the treatment of bulging, herniated and degenerative or ruptured discs, without surgery. The DRX 9000 can also provide outstanding results in relieving other debilitating pain from spinal stenosis, sciatica, posterior facet syndrome, and many failed back surgery cases.
If you'd like an appointment to see the doctor, or would like to talk about your physical therapy needs, or learn more about the DRX 9000, please call (908) 213-9000 to schedule.
Will My Insurance Cover Massage Therapy?
The services of a bodywork professional may be covered by health insurance when prescribed by a chiropractor, osteopath, or physician. Therapies provided as part of a prescribed treatment by a physician or registered physical therapist are sometimes covered. Call your health insurance provider to find out. I will provide you with a receipt if you request, and you may submit it to your insurance company.
Please call 908-213-9000 to schedule an appointment, or contact me online at SerenityBodyWorks@aol.com.
Again, please note that the office has no receptionist! Please leave a message, and your call will be returned as soon as possible!
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