Benefits of Manual Therapy

  • Relaxes muscle contractions, spasms, and relieves general body tensions

  • Improves circulation through the dilation of blood vessels

  • Increases the number of red blood cells, especially in cases of anemia

  • Acts as a “mechanical cleanser” pushing along lymphatic fluids and hastening the elimination of wastes and toxic debris

  • Improves muscle tone and helps prevent or delay muscular atrophy resulting from forced inactivity

  • May also have sedative, stimulating, or even exhausting effects on the nervous system, depending on the type and length of the manual therapy treatment given

  • May help absorption of subcutaneous fat

  • Improves the general circulation and nutrition of tissues

  • Increases excretion from the the kidneys of fluids, nitrogen, inorganic phosphorus, and salt in the healthy individual

  • Stretches the connective tissues, improves its circulation and nutrition; therefore, preventing the formation of adhesions and reducing the danger of fibrosis

  • Improves the circulation and nutrition of joints and hastens the elimination of harmful particles.  It helps lessen inflammation and swelling in joints, thereby alleviating pain

  • Disperses the edema following injury to ligaments and tendons, lessens pain, tissue damage, and helps facilitate movement

Manual Therapy

Our licensed massage therapists offer a variety of different manual therapy techniques and styles.  We strongly believe in and encourage massage and manual therapy to reduce pain and promote healing.  Manual therapy can also be a preventative modality in maintaining good health, as well as reducing stress and promoting relaxation.

At Medical Exercise Associates our physicians prescribe manual therapy to complement our therapy programs. We strongly believe in and encourage massage and manual therapy to reduce pain and promote healing.  Manual therapy can also be a preventative modality in maintaining good health, as well as reducing stress and promoting relaxation.