Integrative Medicine

Massage Therapy

According to the American Medical Massage Association (AMMA), medical massage is “a system of manually applied techniques designed to reduce pain, establish normal tissue tension, create a positive tissue environment and normalize the movement of the musculoskeletal system. There is a large body of research supporting the physiological benefits of medical massage therapy. They include:

  • Increasing circulation
  • Increasing/restoring joint motion and flexibility
  • Reducing post-surgical adhesions and swelling
  • Relaxing and softening injured muscles
  • Improving sleep quality
  • Stimulating the lymph system
  • Releasing endorphins to reduce pain

For more information on any of these services, please call the Wellness Institute at 440-375-8153.