Massage Therapy Specialist

Apex Family Medicine

Family Medicine & Wellness Center located in Denver, CO

APEX Family Medicine, in the Denver, Colorado, provides more than just medical services. The doctors on staff are committed to your overall health and wellness. They provide relaxing and useful massage therapy treatments to diminish stress and pain. To learn more about the massage therapy treatments at APEX Family Medicine, call today or schedule an appointment online.

Massage Therapy Q & A

Apex Family Medicine

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy is a pain- and stress-relieving treatment designed to get to the root of pain, rather than treat it with medication. With massage therapy, your doctor or licensed massage therapist assesses your current pain and daily routines to ensure that you are getting the best and most effective massage to relieve symptoms.

For example, if you spend hours at a desk throughout the day and you are experiencing neck problems, the doctor can check your full back, arms, and neck to find any knots or stressed areas and work from there. Finding the root cause of pain and massaging it out will allow you to live a pain-free life without the need for medication.

How is a medical massage different from a regular massage?

With a medical massage, you can expect a few differences compared with a typical massage. Medical massage therapy at APEX Family Medicine is taken with a different approach than your typical massage treatment at a spa. Your doctor learns more about your medical history, work and family life, and any other health conditions that you might have to better understand what your body is put through on a daily basis.

Once the doctor feels they have a good understanding of your health and wellness, they’ll go over problem areas discussed in the initial assessment to ensure you are capable of receiving treatment. They will apply a bit of pressure to these areas and find the most comfortable pressure level for your specific needs and begin the massage.

During the massage, you might experience some pain or excessive pressure. This is applied to effectively treat the stubborn knots or stressed areas on your body. Your doctor will always ensure that you are comfortable and happy with your treatment with open communication throughout the massage.

With regular treatment, you can eliminate pain and live more comfortably in your own body.

How long does massage therapy take?

Depending on your needs, your massage therapy session can take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes. Before treatment starts, your doctor will go over the process with you. If at any point during the massage you wish to stop or keep going, your doctor can adjust. APEX Family Medicine is dedicated to your comfort, health, and wellness.

If you are in need of a medical massage or have questions about the massage therapy services at APEX Family Medicine, call today or schedule an appointment online.