Therapeutic Massage Specialist

Kaizen Medispa

Medical Spa located in Bethesda, MD

More than a relaxing experience, therapeutic massage can free tension from your muscles as well as soothe your spirit. Select one of our many treatments and allow our skilled massage therapist to help you release your stress, reduce muscle tension and relax. We offer a variety of massage therapy services that deliver benefits for both body and mind.

Therapeutic Massage Q & A

What is Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is used to help manage a health condition or enhance wellness. It involves manipulating the soft tissues of the body. Massage has been practiced in most cultures, both Eastern and Western, throughout human history, and was one of the earliest tools that people used to try to relieve pain.

What are the different types of massage?

The term “massage therapy” includes many techniques. The most common form of massage therapy is called Swedish or classical massage; it is the core of most massage training programs. Other styles include sports massage, prenatal massage or clinical massage to accomplish specific goals such as releasing muscle spasms.

Do massages help pain?

Massage therapy can reduce pain in many ways, such as decreasing the tightness in muscles and pain related to trigger points or knots. Massage can also help to desensitize areas that are painful and reduce the mind-body hypersensitivity related to chronic pain. Reduced pain can lead to an improvement in quality of life, increase in activity level, improved mood and much more!

Will a massage help me sleep?

Massages improve overall relaxation and decrease stress, which are often associated with poor sleep. There is also an increase in serotonin, a “feel good” neurotransmitter. Serotonin also helps to increase melatonin and leads to a better sleep cycle. Getting proper sleep is a must!

Will a massage help my immune system?

Massages help the body to work more effectively and efficiently thus boosting the immune system. There is an increase in circulation, oxygenation, healing cells and blood flow, decreased cortisol and even an effect on the endocrine system itself. The immune system is what fights off colds, viruses, and even diseases. A therapeutic massage with an Immune Booster IV is a great combination.

Abdominal Massage

We have developed our own unique abdominal massage therapy. We utilize time proven methods to help your digestive system work more efficiently, helping individuals with chronic stomach cramps and constipation. Clients report these techniques alleviate many symptoms associated with reproductive and digestive health. This massage can help with issues of fertility, PMS, menopause, prostate health, and IBS.

Can massage help cancer patients?

With appropriate precautions, massage therapy can be part of supportive care for cancer patients who would like to try it; however, the evidence that it can relieve pain and anxiety is not strong.

Kaizen’s Massage therapists will modify their usual techniques when working with cancer patients; for example, they may have to use less pressure than usual in areas that are sensitive because of cancer or cancer treatments.

A great add-on with this massage is aromatherapy. Adding this to your therapeutic massage can have added benefits for the relief of Anxiety, Dementia symptoms, Depression, Insomnia, Menstrual pain and supportive care for people with conditions such as cancer.

At Kaizen Medispa, our licensed massage therapist will recommend massage therapy to help you cope with the pain and stress of various conditions, such as cancer, heart disease, stomach problems or fibromyalgia.