Summit approaches massage from a holistic and physiological standpoint. We strive to create a relaxing and therapeutic experience with every massage. Our office offers three different styles of massage to suit all needs.
All massages are tailored to each individual's needs.Your massage begins with a comprehensive intake form so that your therapist fully understands your needs. Your appointment begins with a conversation about what you are experiencing, how we can help, and what your priorities are during your massage therapy session.
Massages are 60 or 90 minutes based on your preference. We recommend that new massage therapy patients begin with a 90 minute session to ensure enough time to meet the goals of the session.
Our massage clients book their sessions both for relaxation purposes and therapeutic purposes. Some come to relax and some come to work on injuries and physical pain.
If you are wondering how massage can best benefit you, please contact our office and we are happy to help guide you to the best service for you!
Clinical Approach: Bringing Together Massage Therapy and Dry Needling
In the world of clinical care, combining massage therapy and dry needling makes a lot of sense. Massage therapy isn't just about feeling good – it tackles things like muscle tension and recovering from injuries. Dry needling uses small needles to target areas that need help. This helps with releasing tension, improving blood flow, and assisting your body in healing faster .
When you put massage therapy and dry needling together, you get a practical solution that gives relief and helps your body recover quickly . Many of our patients see our Acupuncturists for Acupuncture and Dry Needling and then see our Massage Therapist immediately after. This back to back therapy provides an extremely fast road to recovery and feeling your best.
What Should I Expect During My Massage?
At Summit Acupuncture in Philadelphia, we specialize in the proven and impactful practice of massage therapy. This therapeutic approach aims to alleviate discomfort and help you restore wellness by targeting specific areas of tension and stress throughout your body. In this section, we will walk you through what to anticipate during your massage therapy session, ensuring you're fully prepared and well-informed.
Before your massage therapy session, our skilled Massage Therapist will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your needs, taking into consideration your physical condition, preferences, and desired outcomes. The Assesment may include range of motion testing and orthopedic testing to find root causes of pain conditions. This information will guide us in designing a personalized massage plan tailored precisely to your requirements.
Your massage therapist will ensure your privacy as you prepare for your massage session. Drapes will be provided to ensure your comfort and maintain your privacy. You'll have the option to disrobe to a level that feels comfortable for you.
Massage therapy involves the application of skilled touch to specific areas of tension and discomfort. Our experienced practitioners will apply varying degrees of pressure and techniques tailored to your preferences. Our therapists employ myofascial release and deep tissue massage techniques.
A typical massage therapy session lasts between 30 to 90 minutes, depending on your individual needs and the areas being treated. Our practitioners will continuously monitor your comfort and response to the massage, making adjustments as necessary to optimize relaxation and effectiveness.
Following the session, you might experience temporary relaxation or a heightened sense of wellbeing. To support your recovery and enhance the results, we recommend gentle stretches, staying hydrated, and perhaps applying warmth. We generally discourage the use of cold applications after massage therapy. Warmth can be achieved through a soothing bath, a heating pad, or a warm shower. Additionally, we suggest considering massage-specific products like Evil Bone Water and Dr. Guo's 37 Cream for post-treatment comfort, available for purchase at our clinic.
Follow-Up Massage Therapy Sessions:
Depending on your individual needs and objectives, a series of massage therapy sessions may be recommended. Our practitioners will collaborate with you to create a follow-up plan that aligns with your goals, ensuring you experience lasting relaxation and improved well-being.