Massage Therapy Albany
Functional Orthopedic Medical Massage
Most people don’t think about getting a massage to solve their physical problems. At Total Integrated Therapy, we are here to change that. Pain is the last thing that happens in a chain of events that occurs before you notice it. Our professional therapists assess and discover the source of your pain and quickly get you out of pain so you can get on with the rest of your life.
We Treat and Resolve:
- Low Back Pain
- Mid Back Pain
- Upper Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Knee Pain
- Elbow Pain
- Hip Pain
- Pain Down the Leg
- Foot Pain
- Wrist Pain
- Stress and Tension (with Mind-Body Integration)
At Total Integrated Therapy, we offer an alternative to surgical or pharmaceutical options. We use advanced medical massage and orthopedic techniques to provide lasting relief from stress symptoms and physical pain. We help you feel better faster by resolving the underlying causes of pain and releasing stress and tension. Massage Therapy Albany can help you feel better and stay active.
If you have been suffering from unnecessary pain, then this is your chance to break free. We know what it’s like to have pain go unresolved. It is frustrating; it wears you down and keeps you from doing the things that you like to do. Let alone all the time, effort, and energy with things that don’t work. We are here to help resolve the problem and save time and energy.
Getting the right education is a big part of the solution. We love to share what we’ve learned so you can stay out of pain and continue to enjoy your life. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us.
Massage Therapy Albany treats the following conditions to get you out of pain:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Ligament sprains and muscle, tendon, and fascial strains
- Shoulder impingement syndromes, and rotator cuff pain
- Sciatica and hip pain
- Piriformis syndrome, and radiating pain down the leg
- Tennis elbow
- Golfers elbow
- Neck cricks, chronic neck pain
- Migraine headaches
- Posture correction, facet joint dysfunction, structural alignment and integration, and much more!
Give us a call for a FREE assessment and Start feeling better today!
Frequently Asked Questions
Ask The Expert
What’s the difference between conventional massage Therapy and orthopedic Bodywork, Sports Massage or medical Message?
The chief difference is flexibility, education, and experience on the practitioner’s part and the lasting results our clients get. The other main differentiation is that medical massage is goal or outcome-oriented. We look for the cause of discomfort. For instance, if someone has debilitating neck pain, the goal would be to figure out what is causing the pain and then address it. We want to get rid of the pain in the neck so it doesn’t return. Sometimes it requires a change of habits in what you may be doing as well. We do a lot of the same techniques in many diverse ways to produce results. It’s also a combination of knowledge, understanding with extensive experience where the typical massage requires less experience, understanding, knowledge, and training. This is the “Rolls Royce” of massage therapy.
How frequently should I get massaged?
It depends on the circumstance. If someone is needing quicker results for injury relief or chronic pain, we recommend consistent therapy for best results. On average, under “normal” circumstances, approximately 30% use their massage therapist once a week, 49% once or twice a month, and 21% come in as desired. If someone is in constant pain, we can work more often up to three times a week, given the situation, however with an acute injury; we require at least three days of icing to allow for inflammation and swelling to subside.
What are the advantages of Massage Therapy?
Below are some of the benefits of massage therapy:
- Accident and injury prevention
- Increasing the body’s envelope of range of motion
- Reducing stress, tension, and fatigue
- Increase relaxation
- Correct posture (because muscles tug on bones)
- Correct muscle imbalances
- Correct destructive gravitational loads on the body
- Increasing flexibility and range of motion
- Promotes expansion of the rib cage and breathing
- Works out abnormal restrictive tissues
- Speeds up healing and recovery from surgery or injury
- Enhances circulation and fluid flow
- Lowers blood pressure
- Relaxes muscles
Who should get massage Therapy?
- People who desire to feel as good as they can experience massage therapy on a regular basis.
- Maybe you want to develop your physical performance.
- Others are baffled with nagging pain they can’t get rid of and require help.
- Massage is excellent for those just wanting to relax or enjoy being treated better than they have ever experienced before.
- Massage Therapy can be very advantageous after a medical procedure or surgery to speed recovery.
- To feel better, be healthier, move better, gain a greater range of motion, stimulate lymph, improve the immune system, and detox.
- If you need a trustworthy way to enjoy quality touch.
- If you are looking for a high-quality massage therapist.
- If you’ve attempted other things and still haven’t noticed the outcomes you want.
How will I respond after the massage or bodywork session?
Sometimes people get uncomfortable after a massage. This is not due to damage when done correctly. Soreness is typically a biochemical response to moving about metabolic products and clearing away stagnant pockets of fluid in the tissues like lactic acid, among many others. These biochemicals can annoy receptors and prompt soreness. Massage arouses the healing and recovery process that happens after the massage, which generally occurs the day after therapy. Icing an area that has had deep treatment will decrease most inflammation and begin the healing and recovery phase and make any discomfort less noticeable.
Are their contraindications to doing massage?
- A severe flare-up of inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Local infectious or hypersensitive skin conditions
- Open sores or cuts
- Recent operation
- New burns
What if I’m pregnant?
We do outstanding work with pregnant women. Lessen stretch marks, take the pressure off back, and hips. Massage therapy will help get the body primed for an easy natural delivery.
What should I anticipate during my first massage therapy visit?
Sessions involve an assessment to determine what is producing your pain. It is suggested to dress in loose clothing for the assessment. The focus is then on restoring equilibrium, relaxing the body, and softening fixed restricted tissues to restore them back to their natural healthy resting lengths.
How long do massage sessions last?
The initial session is usually 90 minutes and involves a thorough assessment, intake, and massage therapy.
Normal sessions are typically 90-120 minutes but may vary from 2 to 4 hours depending on your goals.
Do I need to make an appointment?
Yes, though, sometimes we can accommodate walk-ins.
What is the cancellation policy?
Please inform us 24 hours prior to sessions, if you are unable to attend and want to reschedule.
Do you take insurance?
No. But you can submit your claim to your insurance provider for payment.
How much do medical massages cost?
The first appointment is 90 minutes and is $180.00 It includes assessment and intake. After that, it’s only $100 an hour.
What is a licensed massage therapist?
A licensed massage therapist has completed minimum requirements to practice and has paid fees to legally practice massage in your area. The education required to be licensed in Oregon is 500 hours. Our accredited lead therapist, Dave Ryder, has over 5,000 hours of advanced training and is a nationally approved and certified instructor for Physical Therapists, LMT’s, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Health Professionals, and doctors.
Am I required to tip my massage therapist?
Tips are never expected but always appreciated. We love what we do and your tip may reflect your appreciation for our service.
Do you take group bookings?
Certainly, we love to work with couples! Reservation is needed.
Are results lasting?
Yes! It depends on everyday activity, overuse, under-use, or plain old abuse. Many pain syndromes can be mitigated in a few sessions. For instance with neck pain, shoulder pain, hip, upper and lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, strains, nerve impingement, multiple crush syndromes, headaches, scar tissue, migraines, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, TMJ, etc, these are symptoms we’ve had tremendous success with. Sometimes permanent results require changing movement habits. We can show you precisely what modifications you need to make.
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