Massage Therapy for Somerville
Massage Therapy is increasingly being recommended by doctors and other health care professionals to complement traditional medicine as research proves its healing effects.
At Functional Health we believe in a whole body approach to health and wellness. Massage Therapy not only treats injuries and provides temporary pain relief but also focuses on the internal well being of our patients as well. Massages are shown to reduce stress and tension, blood pressure, heart rate, and are shown to increase endorphins and serotonin levels protecting against depression.
One of the most common messages patients receive; with the optimal goal of full relaxation. This type of massage uses the techniques of long strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, percussion, vibration and shaking motions with strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. In addition to relaxation, the Swedish massage is beneficial for increasing your blood oxygen level, improving circulation, decreasing muscle toxins and flexibility.
*All members of 8WW receive this with participation.
Functional Health Massage
The Functional Health massage is geared toward patients of every kind. Our massage therapists use techniques that differentiate based on the area of discomfort and specific treatment plan that you your doctors here at Functional Health have discussed. Oftentimes your Functional Health team of doctors will talk with your massage therapist to discuss exactly where your massage therapist should focus for you to obtain optimal relief and recovery. Your massage therapist may focus on the areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive movements. Oftentimes these treatments are received in conjunction with Physical Therapy or Chiropractic Adjustments.
Please do not risk a late cancelation fee. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment you must provide us with 24 hour notice via phone or text. Patients who cancel within the 24 hour window will be charged the full price of the massage. Please note, insurance will not cover this late cancelation fee.
How Massage Therapy Can Improve Your Health:
- Blood Pressure
- Improves Flexibility
- Reduces Heart Rate
- Increases Endorphins
- Reduces Stress & Tension
- Strengthens Immune System
- Relieves Chronic & Temporary Pain
- Increases Blood Circulation & Lymph Flow
- Prevents Sports Injuries & Increases Performance
- Helps Relieve Tension, Sinus & Migraine Headaches
- Increases Levels of Serotonin (Protecting Against Depression)
- Alleviates Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Asthma, Bronchitis, Arthritis & More