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Massage Therapy/Lymphatic Drainage

Massage Therapy/Lymphatic Drainage in Philadelphia
Massage therapy is a process by which a masseuse applies pressure to manipulate the muscles and connective tissues, stimulating them to relax and release built-up toxins. Though it is an ancient therapy, massage was long considered more of a luxury than a component of healthy living for many years in the U.S. Fortunately, patient education and awareness have led to resurgence in the demand for massage therapy not only for relaxation, but for its health and wellness benefits too.

The most well-known and common form of massage therapy is Swedish Massage; however there are more than 100 more types of massage that are used in the U.S. and around the world. For thousands of years, massage therapy has been used to relieve ailments and improve overall wellbeing. It remains popular today, with more than 18 million American adults getting one or more massages every year.

Who can benefit from massage therapy?
Nearly everyone can benefit from massage. It is used to help rehabilitate injuries and relieve chronic pain, as well as to reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Even for physically and mentally healthy individuals, massage therapy is good for relieving muscle tension and improving overall wellbeing.

What should I expect during a massage session?
Your experience will vary depending on the type of massage you choose. However, most people getting a massage  will choose a Swedish or deep-tissue massage, which usually lasts between a half hour and 90 minutes. During a traditional massage, you will be asked to lie down on a padded table – usually face down. Your masseuse will begin kneading or applying pressure to your targeted treatment areas, moving in fluid motions over the skin. This pressure can range from slight to intense depending on your needs and preferences.

How often should I get massages?
Massage is a non-invasive therapy that promotes wellness. You may choose to get a massage every few months, weeks or even every few days without adverse effects. Speak with your masseuse if you have specific treatment goals, and work out a schedule that he or she recommends accordingly.

Why Choose Forever Young Medical Spa?
Our staff understands the importance of individual customization when performing aesthetic enhancement treatments in a medical spa setting. We take the necessary time to listen to your specific cosmetic and health-related goals before creating a treatment plan designed to safely and effectively fulfill those objectives.

If you’d like to get to know Dr. Segal better, you can receive a private consultation when you schedule your appointment during one of the select times he has set aside exclusively for Web visitors.