Massage Therapy

Quince Orchard Medical Center

Integrative Medicine, OrthoBiologics, & Rehabilitation located in Rockville, MD

Massage therapy rejuvenates your body, mind, and spirit, and produces an unequaled sense of deep relaxation. It’s also used to relieve pain, promote healing, and help you rehabilitate from injuries, especially when it is used in conjunction with physical therapy or chiropractic care. The team of licensed massage therapists at Quince Orchard Medical Center in Rockville, Maryland, has extensive training and experience in the full range of massage techniques. Ask you QOMC provider how massage therapy could benefit you. 

Massage Therapy Q&A

What health benefits will I gain from massage therapy?

Though many people schedule a massage when they need to relieve stress, massage therapy is often recommended by health care professionals because it provides healing benefits.

Massage therapists use hands-on techniques to:

  • Relieve pain
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Promote healing
  • Improve range of motion
  • Improve muscle tone
  • Reduce your heart rate
  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Increase blood and lymph circulation

As blood flow increases, tissues throughout your body get a boost of oxygen and nutrients. When lymph circulation improves, your body clears away damaging wastes and toxins quickly and efficiently.

What is medical massage?

Medical massage targets a specific condition or health problem. Your medical massage therapist uses techniques designed to relax your muscles and reduce pain and inflammation as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

What conditions benefit from massage therapy?

You may receive massage therapy at Quince Orchard Medical Center in conjunction with your chiropractic care or physical therapy. These are a few examples of the conditions frequently treated with massage at Quince Orchard Medical Center:

  • Chronic pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Migraine
  • Acute strains
  • Arthritis
  • Motor vehicle injuries
  • Back and neck pain

They also recommend massage to help patients recovering from postoperative pain and orthopedic surgery.

What types of massage might I receive?

The team at Quince Orchard Medical Center has intensive training in muscle physiology, anatomy, and neurology. As a result, they can pinpoint the exact cause of your pain and prescribe the best method to alleviate the pain.

The massage therapists specialize in many massage techniques, including:

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Myofascial release
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Acupressure
  • Neuromuscular therapy
  • Strain and counterstrain

Each patient is treated according to their symptoms and individual health care needs. Some need deep tissue massage, while others respond better to lighter massage techniques to decrease central nervous system activity. 

Combined with therapeutic stretches and exercise retraining, hands-on bodywork is an effective way to promote optimal musculoskeletal function while decreasing pain.

At Quince Orchard Medical Center, you can also receive specialized massage services such as sports massage. This type of massage therapy is specially designed to help athletes prevent injuries, improve range of motion, and enhance performance.

The licensed massage therapists at Quince Orchard Medical Center offer 15 minutes of massage therapy that can be scheduled before or after your visit with your treating clinician.