Massage therapy can help solve many health issues including stress!

Feb 2, 2021

By Michael Webster, Massage Therapist, The Wellness Center at Oak Orchard Health in Albion

Oak Orchard Health (OOH) understands the importance of providing our patients with an array of diverse treatment options during their care. To further meet your needs, we offer massage therapy at The Wellness Center in Albion, which can be utilized to help treat chronic pain, improve circulation, reduce mental and physical fatigue, and reduce stress. Experts estimate that upwards of 90% of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is effective for managing this stress, which translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety
  • Enhanced sleep quality
  • Greater energy
  • Improved concentration
  • Increased circulation
  • Reduced fatigue

How else can massage therapy help? 

Do you sometimes experience lower back pain or have tight muscles? Do you need help recovering from intense workouts? If the answer is yes, massage can help with these health issues and more…

  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.

We are currently offering a one-hour Swedish massage, designed around the needs of each individual, with a referral from a medical provider. Sliding scale fees are available for significantly discounted rates and the first massage is free!

If you are already an established Oak Orchard Health patient, please contact your primary care provider to discuss a referral for massage therapy services. If you are a new patient call (585) 589-5613 to get scheduled with one of our providers!

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