Massage Therapy Specialist

Lighthouse Medical Center -  - Medical Center

Lighthouse Medical Center

Medical Center & Regenerative Medicine located in Pompano Beach, FL

You already know how a massage can help you relax and destress, but therapeutic massage can do so much more. As part of your integrated treatment at Lighthouse Medical Center in Pompano Beach, Florida, Nithya Mathai, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, customizes massage therapies to meet each patient’s needs, whether they need to heal soft tissue injuries or relieve the pain caused by many health conditions. To learn about the different massage techniques and how they can improve your health, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

Massage Therapy Q & A

What health benefits might I gain from massage therapy?

Massage therapy is excellent when you need to de-stress and relax, but it’s also recognized for producing physical changes that improve soft tissue injuries and conditions like arthritis. When you have a massage at Lighthouse Medical Center, the therapy supports your health by:

  • Increasing circulation
  • Decreasing inflammation
  • Reducing pain
  • Stimulating healing
  • Improving flexibility and range of motion
  • Relaxing muscle tension

Emerging studies show that just one Swedish massage has a measurable impact on your body, including a drop in the stress hormone cortisol and other changes that suggest it supports your immune system.

When might I need massage therapy?

Massage therapy is a good option any time you need to calm your mind and relax your body. As part of the integrative medical care at Lighthouse Medical Center, massage is often used to treat many health problems, including:

  • Chronic pain in your back and neck
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial pain syndrome

As massage improves circulation, it can also reduce lymphedema or swelling in your arms and legs.

What types of massage therapy are available?

The massage therapists at Lighthouse Medical Center have extensive experience performing different types of massage, ranging from gentle and relaxing, to deep-tissue massage that helps relieves knotted muscles.

Two types of message are frequently performed at Lighthouse Medical Center are:

Swedish massage

This style of massage is designed for optimal relaxation and stress relief. It also boosts circulation, which increases the amount of healing oxygen and nutrients delivered to tissues, while also carrying away toxins.

The techniques used during Swedish massage include circular pressure, percussive tapping, and kneading.

Sports massage

A sports massage is customized to meet each athlete’s physical and performance needs. This type of massage may be performed before and after athletic events to improve flexibility, reduce muscle fatigue, and increase your range of motion.

A variety of massage techniques are incorporated into sports massage, all with the goal of preventing injuries and improving your overall performance.

What is CBD massage?

The team at Lighthouse Medical Center offers massage performed with CBD-infused oils and creams. Cannabidiol (CBD) comes from the marijuana plant but you won’t get high because CBD doesn’t contain the psychoactive ingredient associated with marijuana.

CBD oil is an effective anti-inflammatory agent that can reduce swelling and pain when absorbed through your skin.

To schedule massage therapy, call Lighthouse Medical Center or book an appointment online.