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Massage Therapy New York & New Jersey, NJ

The providers at New York Rehab Experts’ three locations in Jersey City, New Jersey and New York City, New York provide a host of massage therapy services. Many residents in Jersey City and New York have benefited from their services and recommend the providers to others.

 

What Is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy uses different types of massages to treat various ailments. While massages can be relaxing, massage therapy can also help patients cope with and recover from soft tissue injuries.

 

Who Offers Massage Therapy?

Both chiropractors and massage therapists provide massage therapy. They are trained in different massaging techniques and know how to use massages to treat different types of injuries.

 

What Is a Massage Therapy Appointment Like?

At a massage therapy appointment, patients are usually first asked to fill out some basic paperwork, which may include completing a medical history and family history. A space is available to note any specific issues that the patient would like addressed during the appointment.

Once the preliminary necessities have been completed, the chiropractor or massage therapy will begin the actual massage. He or she may ask the patient to disrobe partially before beginning the massage so that he can access the areas that will be worked on. Most practices provide towels, robes or sheets to use to cover up the areas not being worked on. The massage itself may last a few minutes or over an hour, depending on which issues are being addressed, what type of massage is being used, and what areas are being worked on.

 

Who Is a Good Candidate for Massage Therapy?

Anyone who either is suffering from a soft tissue injury or wants to keep their muscles limber might benefit from massage therapy. Massage therapy can be used as a one-time treatment to treat a minor injury, a series of treatments to overcome a more severe injury, or an ongoing regimen to help muscles remain relaxed and flexible.

 

Are Massage Therapy Appointments Covered by Health Insurance?

If they’re deemed medically necessary by a doctor, massage therapy treatments are sometimes covered by health insurance policies. Every policy is different; however, so patients should check with their particular health insurance provider to see if they have coverage for massage therapy.

 

What Should Patients Look for When Selecting a Massage Therapy Provider?

When deciding whom to see for massage therapy, patients should look for a licensed chiropractor or massage therapist. Licensed providers have demonstrated their expertise in massage therapy and are legally able to provide massage therapy treatments in the state in which they’re licensed.