Massage services can be arranged for patients of Dr. Seaton by appointment only. We have both male and female massage therapists on call. All the massage therapists have extensive training and more than 10 years of experience each.
Please call the office for an appointment
Massage Helps With Exercise Recovery
Massage feels good, and so we assume it must be good for us. A recent sophisticated study published in Science Translational Medicine found that massage therapy reduces inflammation and promotes healing after acute strenuous exercise. In this study 11 healthy young men underwent biopsies of their thighs before and after acute strenuous cycling exercise. One thigh received a 10 minute massage by a registered massage therapist ten minutes after cycling. On biopsy there were noticeable differences between the massaged thigh and the not-massaged thigh. The inflammatory cytokines (messenger molecules) that were affected may also contribute to a reduction of pain noticed in muscles that have been massaged. One more reason to get massages!