Want to heal faster or possibly avoid surgery?

Sep23rd 2019

Try Massage at ReQuest Physical Therapy

Research says that Massage Therapy can help improve the outcome of injuries, either alone or combined with Physical Therapy. The best outcome is combining Massage with Physical Therapy in a Physical Therapy clinic. They go hand in hand because massage can help with tight muscles that hinder range of motion, and Physical Therapy can strengthen muscles. Therefore, this helps people get back to their daily activities sooner.  At Request we provide options for Therapeutic Massage and Physical Therapy that best suit each person. 

When is Massage Therapy helpful?

After an injury or surgery, a few weeks can be the most optimal time to get massage; it’s before scar tissue has time to form completely. Massage can help scar tissue align properly and lead to better injury outcome and increased range of motion. When injured, people often use their body in a different way, creating new movement patterns to compensate. Massage can decrease those patterns, helping maintain and improve health all over the body. Our specialists can recommend the best time for your therapy and most treatments are covered by insurance.

Who is this helpful for?

 Pre or Post-Surgery:

  • Rotator cuff tear repair
  • Arthroscopy and meniscus repair
  • Spinal surgery
  • Mastectomy surgery

 Injuries/ Conditions:

  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Injury
  • Joint Pain
  • Sprains/ Strains

Learn more under the SERVICE tab on our website: https://requestphysicaltherapy.com/physical-therapy-services/

Possible outcomes:

Possible outcomes include but are not limited to:

  • Decreased pain 
  • Faster recover faster
  • Decreased fatigue
  • Improved musculoskeletal balance
  • Delayed surgery
  • Prevent Surgery 
  • Improved post-surgery outcomes

Still need surgery?

The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) states that as little as 20-45 minutes of Massage after an operation can help with recovery and improve range of motion in the affected region. And,

“Massage Therapy’s versatility enables its use before or after orthopedic surgery or as a stand alone treatment” 1*


1. Maureen Salamon, Massage and Orthopedic Pathologies. Massage Therapy’s Versatility is Pivotal when used in combination with Surgery or as a stand-alone treatment. Winter 2018, pg 19-26. AMTAMASSAGE.ORG/MTJ