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How to pick the right medical massage therapist

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Massage therapy is best known for providing relaxation, stress management and pain relief. However, there are so many more benefits and specialized options, according to Judy Kapler, M.Ed., who is a licensed massage therapist at Intermountain Healthcare’s Park City LiVe Well Center. 

The term medical massage is an umbrella that covers various types of bodywork and skills performed with a desired clinical outcome while honoring contraindications.

Kapler say individuals with various diagnoses, potentially benefitting from medical massage or focused bodywork include, but are not limited to the following: cancer, chronic pain, athletic injuries, joint replacements, headaches, fibromyalgia, or post-surgery pain.  

The LiVe Well Center at Park City offers massage therapy services provided by highly-skilled licensed massage therapists to enhance your health and wellness. 

Massage Therapy Benefits

  • Relieve stress
  • Relieve postoperative pain
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Manage low-back pain
  • Help fibromyalgia pain
  • Enhance exercise performance
  • Reduce muscle tension
  • Relieve tension headaches
  • Sleep better
  • Ease symptoms of depression
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improve quality of life
  • Increase range of motion 

In addition to therapeutic massage, the LiVe Well Center offers manual lymphatic drainage, seated chair, oncology, sports and athletic, and prenatal massage.

Prenatal Massage

Relieve the aches and pains associated with pregnancy through prenatal massage therapy at the LiVe Well Center in Park City. Our experienced licensed massage therapist will position you to maximize massage strokes and minimize discomfort. Prenatal massage therapy benefits also include: 

  • Reduces stress and promotes relaxation
  • Benefits to the circulatory system
  • Reduces musculoskeletal strain and pain
  • Contributes to developing flexibility and kinesthetic awareness
  • Fosters nurturing maternal touch and healthy bonding

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is another technique used to help remove excess fluids and improve venous return.

Additional training beyond massage therapy school is required for many of these techniques.  How do you know if a therapist is trained?  Ask questions specific to your needs.

Intermountain’s Park City LiVe Well Center offers medical massage therapy. You can call the visit IntermountainLiveWell.org for information, request appointments or call the Park City LiVe Well Center at (435) 333-3535.

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