Dr. Jay Amin is a board-certified physician specializing in cosmetic and internal medicine. The doctor uses many treatment modalities in his practice, including massage therapy and Botox®. At Jay’s Laser Medi Spa, the doctor and his staff serve the residents of Tustin, California and surrounding communities.
Disclaimer: Results varies on every patients. *
Massage Q & A
What Are the Benefits of Massage Therapy?*
Massage therapy offers many benefits to those who choose to use it. While most people consider massage to be strictly a spa service, the fact is that it addresses many health issues and is a tried-and-true healing method. It improves circulation, strengthens muscle tissues, tightens the skin, flushes away toxins, improves flexibility, increases the range of motion, and reduces inflammation. People who get deep tissue massage on a regular basis respond better to other treatment options that they receive in a spa setting. The benefits of massage therapy are long lasting and help to keep the body functioning efficiently.
How Does Massage Therapy Work?*
Massage therapy works by manually manipulating the soft tissues of the body. Working deeply into the tissues flushes away toxins that can build up in the tissues. The friction of the muscle tissues against the blood vessels in the body works to improve circulation. In addition to the blood vessels, the lymphatic system is also strengthened. Both the blood and lymph systems carry toxins away from the tissues and allow them to be remove from the body through the digestive tract. Manipulating the muscle tissue through deep massage also increases strength and stamina. A one-hour deep tissue massage offers the same overall benefits to the muscles as an intense workout at the gym.
Is Massage Only a Spa Service?*
While massage therapy is offered at many spas, its benefits far surpass what many spas offer. Deep tissue massage strengthens and tones muscles and skin. Light massage is incredibly relaxing and relieves stress and frustration that can accumulate within the muscles. Medical massage is a unique treatment option that allows the therapist to focus only on the parts of the body that have been injured or are in pain. Medical massage works to break up knots within the muscle tissue and re-establish blood flow to the area. This reduces inflammation and brings freshly oxygenated blood to the area of the body where it needs it the most.