Massage Therapy Specialist

Massage therapy can alleviate pain, reduce muscle stiffness, and aid in recovery. Massage therapy is used in conjunction with other therapeutic procedures to improve health and vitality. Dr. Giraldo of Better Body Solutions offers massage therapy to patients throughout Midtown East and New York City.

Massage Therapy Q & A

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What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy is a type of therapy that involves the manual manipulation of a patient’s soft tissues, including the patient’s muscles, ligaments, tendons, and connective tissue. The goal of massage therapy is to loosen any tight muscles, relieve the patient’s pain, reduce stress, and improve the patient’s overall physical condition. Massage therapy may also be used to support other types of treatment, such as rehabilitation or physical therapy.


What types of massage therapy are available?

A variety of different types of massage therapy may be beneficial to patients.

Some of the most popular massage therapies include:

  • Trigger point massage: Focal points of hypersensitivity giving rise to pain
  • Sports massage: Used to prepare athletes for activity and help prevent injury
  • Deep tissue massage: Focused on the deepest muscle tissue, fascia and tendons
  • Swedish massage: Light massage with a primary goal of relaxing the entire body

    Each of these methods offers different advantages and disadvantages for patients. Dr. Giraldo can determine what type of massage is best for each individual based on the individual’s condition.


What are the benefits of massage therapy?

Massage therapy offers many benefits to patients, including reduced stress and tension, less pain in the muscles, and improved mood. These benefits are especially helpful to patients who deal with chronic pain, as well as those who are trying to recover from an injury. Massage therapy can also be beneficial to patients with other issues, including insomnia, anxiety, and frequent headaches.


When is massage therapy necessary?

Dr. Giraldo recommends massage therapy for many different reasons. Not only does massage therapy offer certain benefits on its own, but it can also improve the effectiveness of other types of treatment, such as chiropractic care. In fact, nearly any patient can benefit from adding massage therapy to their treatment regimen.


Is massage therapy risky?

Massage therapy is safe for most patients. However, in rare cases, this type of therapy may not be appropriate. Patients with known fractures, bleeding disorders, burns, or certain types of wounds may not be good candidates for massage therapy.

The insurances listed are Out-Of-Network Only.

Some In-Network plans accepted but only on Saturdays, when our in network doctor is in.

Please call our office with any questions!

Aetna
BCBS
Cigna
Oxford
United Healthcare
Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "The appointment started on time, the massage therapist was wonderful, and the staff was super friendly. I am recommending this place to everyone!"

    Sara A.
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    "The massage I got really helped soothe my lower back pain. They pinpointed the exact pressure points and now I feel better."

    Marie C.
  • Yelp

    "The chiropractors discuss what works for you and accommodate you in every way. Very friendly and easy to talk to. The staff is also so polite and helpful."

    Binny B.
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    "I have only been going for a week but I can feel the difference in my walk. I believe if I put in the work, let them do the rest, I am on my way to recovery."

    Tru L.
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    "The staff was friendly, attentive, and professional. Facilities were clean, warm, and inviting. Would definitely go back!"

    Bobby C.
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Better Body Solutions
535 5th Avenue, Suite 920
Midtown East

New York, NY 10017
Phone: 646-809-1770
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646-809-1770

Better Body Solutions
535 5th Avenue
Suite 920
New York, NY 10017