Massage Specialist

Kansas Medical Associates, PA

Internists & Pediatricians located in Andover, KS

Massage is a fantastic complementary therapy for people suffering from all types of pain and chronic disease. At Kansas Medical Associates in Wichita, Kansas, the team of expert health providers can help you understand more about how massage improves your overall wellbeing. Call the office or book a massage appointment online.

Massage Q & A

What are the medical conditions that benefit from massage therapy?

You might associate massage therapy with spa visits, and think of it as a luxury or indulgence only, but medical massage offers healing benefits.

People get a lot out of massages for a variety of conditions, including:

  • Digestive disorders
  • Headaches
  • Muscle pain
  • Insomnia and stress
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Low back pain
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries, such as tendonitis

Massage can also help reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety. It stimulates your lymphatic system, helping your body get rid of waste products and boosting immunity.

What should I expect during a massage?

The therapist at Kansas Medical Associates first reviews your medical history and reviews any symptoms you’re having or medications you’re taking. You’re asked to undress to a level with which you’re comfortable.

Most massages are performed with you lying on a special table, under a sheet, but you can have a massage while sitting in a chair, fully clothed.

The therapist presses, rubs, strokes, and manipulates your skin, muscles, and connective tissue. Depending on the style, the pressure may range from light to deep. The therapist may use oil or lotion to reduce the friction against your skin.

Many types of massage are available, including Swedish, sports, and deep tissue. The therapists discuss the type that best suits your health needs.

How does massage benefit your wellbeing?

Massage offers fantastic stress relief, especially if you tend to carry tension in your muscles.

Other health benefits include:

  • Injury treatment, especially to sensitive joints such as your knees, hips, back, neck and shoulders
  • Improved digestion as massage can stimulate muscle contraction in the digestive tract
  • Enhanced posture by reducing tension along the neck and spine
  • Better circulation as tissue manipulation helps move blood and oxygen through the body, providing nutrients to needy cells
  • Pain relief by working out tight knots of muscle causing tension and discomfort
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Decreased sensations of anxiety and hyperactivity
  • Less headaches caused by tension or pinched nerves in the neck and shoulders
  • Lower blood pressure as you relax

Experience the many health benefits of massage by visiting the expert staff at Kansas Medical Associates. Book an appointment by calling the practice or using the online agent.