Dr. Brian Paris, licensed Physical Therapist at Advanced Wellness Systems, partners with Dana Durand, Licensed Massage Therapist, at Dana Durand Massage to provide patients with a full spectrum of wellness expertise.
Dr. Paris: What are some of the benefits of massage therapy?
Dana Durand: There are numerous benefits to receiving massage therapy that go far beyond relaxation. Many studies demonstrate that massage is an effective treatment for reducing pain, stress, and muscle tension. Some other benefits include:
- Promotes muscle relaxation and increases flexibility and range of motion.
- Helps improve circulation, which promotes healing and aids in recovery.
- Decreases anxiety, depression, blood pressure, cramping and muscle spasms.
- Increases energy levels, reduces fatigue, and enhances quality of sleep.
- Strengthens the body’s immune system by stimulating lymph flow.
Dr. Paris: How can massage therapy help facilitate rehabilitation from surgery or injury?
Dana Durand: Countless studies have proven that massage therapy helps to accelerate surgical recovery, promoting healing and reducing pain and soreness from a recent surgery. Massage helps bring blood and nutrients to the affected area to repair soft tissue. It can also help to break up scar tissue and keep muscles supple to limit the development of scar tissue. Massage assists the body in pumping more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, while creating a pain-blocking sensation due to endorphin-like chemicals that are released by the body. Massage therapy also strengthens the immune system, which helps prevent post-surgical infections.
Dr. Paris: What have your patients said about the benefits they’ve experienced from massage therapy?
Dana Durand: My patients see real results from massage therapy. Here’s an example:
“I have been seeing Dana regularly for frozen shoulder. I was dealing with intense pain, a total lack of range of motion, and many sleepless nights. massage therapy, in conjunction with physical therapy have changed my life! After just a few sessions with Dana I noticed a complete difference.” ~Ray S.
Dr. Paris: What has your Advanced Wellness experience been like as a client or as a referral partner?
Dana Durand: Advanced Wellness Systems’ staff has been a pleasure to work with! They are very attentive, professional, and go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable.
Advanced Wellness Systems is dedicated to empowering patients to live more active and healthy lifestyles. Making massage a part of your self-care routine can contribute to your overall well-being and help improve and maintain your health. Call (301) 710-9777 to schedule an appointment today.