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  •  115 W Liberty St Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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  •   734-222-8515
  •  OPEN  - 5 pm
  •  Hours
    • Monday: 8 am - 5 pm
    • Tuesday: 8 am - 5 pm
    • Wednesday 8 am - 5 pm
    • Thursday 8 am - 5 pm
    • Friday 8 am - 5 pm
    • Saturday: Closed
    • Sunday: Closed

Massage Therapy

The massage therapists at Healing Hands Physical Therapy are uniquely trained in a variety of massage techniques that will aid you on your journey to overall health. We provide massage for people with medical issues as well as for people who are looking for rejuvenation or relaxation from the tension resulting from stressful daily activities. Regardless of your reason for seeking treatment, massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.

In addition to being trained in multiple massage techniques, such as myofascial release, Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, and trigger point therapy, our therapists have medical knowledge and are highly trained in the clinical application of massage. By using a clinical approach to massage therapy, our therapists identify muscle dysfunction and release muscle restrictions to accelerate the healing process.

After a motor-vehicle accident or an injury, doctors sometimes prescribe massage therapy to facilitate the healing process. Not all massage therapists are the same. For complicated soft-tissue injuries, patients need an experienced therapist who is specially trained in understanding the complexity of the injury. Whether you are referred by your physician or seeking treatment on your own, Healing Hands Physical Therapy will facilitate your healing process and help you return to a state of wellbeing.

After an injury or motor-vehicle accident, doctors sometimes prescribe massage therapy to facilitate the healing process. At Healing Hands we work as a team, so you will also be able to benefit from the expertise of both the physical therapist and the massage therapist. We have the advantage of being able to consult with each other and incorporate two different approaches and disciplines into your treatment plan in order to help you reach your goals.

The Benefits Of Massage
  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • 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.
Why should I seek massage treatment?

If you are experiencing muscle pain and tightness, or have sustained an injury, massage therapy can relax muscles, improve circulation, and relieve pain. When you have an injury, massage therapy can work well in conjunction with physical therapy to promote healing and return you to your normal activities more quickly.

Is massage therapy different at Healing Hands Therapy than other centers focused only on massage?

Yes. Our massage therapists are trained in a clinical approach in addition to more traditional massage techniques you might get from ordinary massage services. Our massage therapists continue their education and training in order to stay up-to-date with current techniques and knowledge in their field. They have a great deal of experience working with patients with a variety of conditions, and they can adjust their techniques to each individual’s needs.

Should I see both the physical therapist and the massage therapist?

If your condition is primarily muscular or you’re seeking relaxation rather than treatment for an injury or other dysfunction, then massage therapy alone may be right for you. If during your massage therapy appointment the therapist notices an issue that would be better addressed by the physical therapist, such as an alignment or joint issue, she will discuss this with you and may suggest that you also see a physical therapist.

Do I need to have a prescription to receive massage therapy?

You do not need a prescription to make an appointment with a massage therapist. If you would like insurance to cover massage therapy, and that benefit is covered through your insurance, then you will need a prescription.

I was in a motor vehicle accident. Can massage help me?

Yes, many injuries that happen as a result of a motor vehicle accident can benefit from massage therapy. Whiplash is a common injury of motor vehicle accidents, resulting at times in severe muscle spasms and pain. Brain injuries can also be a result of a motor vehicle accident. One of our therapists is certified to work with patients with traumatic brain injuries. Craniosacral Therapy is another modality that is also effective at working with brain injuries.

Are you ready to begin your healing?