Massage therapy is a conservative, non-invasive treatment to relieve muscular tension and pain. IMed Centers offers massage therapy synergistically with chiropractic care and physical therapy to get the best results for our patients.
Our massage therapist are trained and experienced professionals in a variety of techniques and massage types including:
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Swedish Massage
- Sports Massage
- Prenatal Massage
- Geriatric Massage
Did you know…
that massage therapy has been used for thousands of years to relieve muscle stiffness and back pain related to stress and injury? Today, it is used around the world for those same reasons. In fact, there are more than 100 types of massage used in countries all around the world. Each offers its own benefits, but nearly all serve the same purposes – to relieve stress, improve range of motion, release built-up muscle toxins, and provide relief of pain and muscle stiffness.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I get a Norwalk massage?
Not everyone is a candidate for massage therapy, and not all massages are therapeutic. Our massage therapist are licensed and experienced professionals that work closely with our medical doctors, chiropractic physicians and physical therapist to ensure you get the correct massage for your conditions.
Prior to getting a massage at IMed Centers, you’ll be seen by one of our physicians who will perform a thorough exam including orthopedic and neurological testing to make sure that massage therapy is appropriate for your condition. Once our physician approves massage as part of your treatment plan, he or she will discuss your diagnosis and specific treatment with your massage therapist and they’ll work together to try to get the best results.
According to the National Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, massage administered by a trained and licensed professional carries very low risk of complications.
Does my insurance cover therapeutic massage?
Yes! and maybe. Massage therapy is considered a therapeutic modality when medically necessary and is therefore covered by most health insurances. However, not all health insurance plans have coverage for therapeutic massage. If you would like to find out if your insurance covers therapeutic massage, give us a call and one of our team members will be happy to verify your benefits (203) 845-0400
If you don’t have insurance, you can still get treated as part of our affordable self-pay plans.
What should I expect during my massage?
Your massage experience will depend primarily on the type of massage you get. One of our physicians and massage therapists will work together to identify which massage treatment will give you the best results. If you already have experience getting therapeutic massage, your input is always considered and appreciated. Massage therapy sessions are usually available in durations of 30 to 60 minutes depending on the severity of the injury or condition.
- A 30-minute session includes 20-22 minutes of hands-on service and 8-10 minutes for consultation and dressing.
- A 60-minute session includes 50-52 minutes of hands-on service and 8-10 minutes for consultation and dressing.
Once you are done with your massage session, you’ll see one of our chiropractors or physical therapist to continue with your treatment.
Will I need to follow any special instructions following my massage?
Yes. Norwalk massage therapy helps loosen muscles by relieving toxins that are stored in them. These toxins need to be flushed out of your system in the hours following your massage, so it is recommended that you drink plenty of water once you complete your treatment. Additionally, your chiropractor or physical therapist will give you a home exercise protocol to strengthen your muscles, improve your posture and avoid recurrent tightness and muscular pain.