Massage Therapy Specialist

Family Medical Clinic

Family Practice & Medical Clinics located in Soldotna, AK

At Family Medical Clinic in Soldotna, Alaska, full-service massage therapy is available to provide you with total relaxation, as well as therapeutic benefits. The staff includes a licensed massage therapist who can address flexibility issues in your muscles due to overuse or excess stress, or as an opportunity to pamper yourself. Several types of therapeutic massage options are available and are covered by Medicare and Medicaid. To schedule a massage therapy appointment, book online or call the office.

Massage Therapy Q & A

What is massage therapy?

Massage is an effective therapeutic technique that releases tension from your muscles and addresses pain in specific trigger points, areas on your body where you experience chronic pain and extreme tenderness when you apply pressure.

Massage therapy is also beneficial in treating chronic medical conditions, including:

  • Cancer
  • Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic pain

This treatment can also provide relief of symptoms related to mental health conditions, like depression.

What types of massage are available?

Your massage therapist can provide different types of massage depending on your specific needs. Massage types differ in the techniques used to manipulate the muscles and include:

  • Swedish massage
  • Sports massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Trigger point therapy

Your therapist can analyze your discomfort and flexibility issues to determine which massage would be most beneficial for your needs.

What are the benefits of massage?

Massage is a complementary therapy that can work along with conventional medicine to treat a variety of medical conditions. This therapy also helps provide you with deep relaxation, which can help reduce muscle tension that causes chronic pain.

Massages are also effective at relieving stress and anxiety, and lowering high blood pressure, providing you overall better health and long-term benefits.

Other benefits of massage therapy include:

  • Improved sleep
  • Effective pain relief
  • Increased range of motion
  • Enhanced blood circulation

Your Family Medical Clinic massage therapist may recommend this type of therapy on a regular schedule to keep your muscles flexible and in good health.

What should I do after a massage?

Once your massage is complete, you may feel lightheaded and drowsy. This is a normal part of deep relaxation and you should feel back to normal in just a few minutes.

It’s important that for the next several days you drink a lot of water. A massage releases trapped toxins in your muscle tissue and the water helps to flush out these toxins efficiently. Sufficient water also helps to rehydrate your muscles to prevent fatigue.

It’s also good to stay active and keep your muscles moving to prevent tension and soreness. Consider light exercises like walking and swimming to keep muscles stretched out and flexible.

Learn more about the benefits of massage therapy by scheduling an appointment online or by phone.