Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

Why Some Medical Spas Offer A Massage Prior To Your Treatment

by Hugh Larson

You might be nervous to visit a medical spa for your first massage. You are hoping to reap the medical benefits of your massage, but you might worry about what will occur during the event and what it would be like to receive a massage from a professional at a medical spa. By knowing what to expect, you might find it easier to calm your nerves.

Why Have a Massage at a Medical Spa?

Massages have been a part of a typical day spa for a long time, but medical spas are able to take massages to a different level. A medical spa is a facility that is able to offer different services than what is typically found at a day spa because it is overseen by a doctor. 

While a medical spa can have a more clinical feel, they often try to make the experience more hospitable. Offering a massage is a way to help you enjoy your experience and also reap the medical benefits of the spa. The medical spa can become a one-stop spot for various medical needs.

How To Prepare for Your Visit

If you feel like you cannot receive a massage, there is nothing wrong with rescheduling. For example, if you feel sick or if you have a skin condition, you should not receive a massage. In some cases, a massage can even affect a medication.

Many medical spa services will offer a massage automatically at the start of your visit to help you relax before the rest of the procedure begins. The massage will increase circulation and lymph node flow. With certain treatments, such as botox, you would need to receive a massage prior to the Botox treatment rather than afterward.

What To Expect at a Medical Spa

Unlike with a traditional spa, there are several requirements that the medical spa must follow such as keeping your medical records entirely confidential. As for the massage that is offered at a medical spa, it is most likely a traditional type of massage. Some of the most common types of massages include:

  • Swedish massages
  • Hot stone massages
  • Sports massages
  • Aromatherapy massages

You can often benefit from various other treatments alongside your massage including a salt glow, seaweed wrap, and a facial. Some medical spas that choose to specialize more heavily in massage can offer more advanced treatments such as shiatsu, scrubs, reflexology, acupressure, and herbal body wraps. With all these options available, after several visits, you can receive the treatment that is right for you.

For more information, contact a medical spa in your area, such as Regenesis MD.


About Me

Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

I have worked in a supportive role in the medical industry for over 20 years, and I have been amazed at the advances in medicine that have been made. While it is always great to hear about a new medication that helps cure a disease or a new surgical procedure that can help someone live a normal life again after an injury, I have been especially amazed at the research that has shown just how much our physical and mental health are connected. Since I keep on top of all of the amazing medical studies being performed and I know others are too busy to hunt them down themselves, I decided to start a blog to share my favorite health tips for keeping both your mind and body healthy.