Massage Away Knee Pain at Matrix Massage & Spa

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If your knees ache in cold weather or all the time, massage can cut the pain down. Ask you Massage Matrix & Spa therapist how knee massage can treat pain for osteoarthritis, injuries and other conditions that cause achy knees. Many adults suffer from osteoarthritis, which wears down the cartilage in your joints and makes it harder for your knees to absorb the shock when you walk, run and move. Cutting down knee pain helps you stay active. We train our massage therapists on how to massage knee joint pain so you can resume your daily activities faster.

Massage Therapy for Knee Pain

As you get older, old and new injuries, such as strains, falls and sprains, can cause knee pain. Your knees bear the weight of your upper body and make walking possible. Many older adults experience joint pain and stiffness on a regular basis, especially during colder weather.

It’s a good idea to see your doctor or specialist before seeking a massage for knee pain. Depending on the diagnosis given by your doctor, massage therapy may be beneficial in alleviating your pain.

For example, arthritis degenerates joint surfaces that aren’t accessible to massage. However, patellar tracking disorders or tendinosis are very responsive to massage since the patella is readily accessible. In general, massage loosens tissues and can alleviate stiffness and pain in the area. Knee pain due to overuse responds to Swedish massage, which uses kneading and long, gentle strokes to soothe overworked muscles.

How to Massage Knee to Reduce Pain

There are three types of massages at Matrix Massage & Spa that can be modified to treat stiff, sore knees and the surrounding areas.

  • Swedish Massage: Working in gentle circular movements and kneading deeply into muscles, our Swedish massages relax the body and mind. Relax and take the weight off your knee as your therapist combines beneficial essential oils that help release stress and tension around your knees.
  • Hot Stone Massage: Hot stone massage applies heat to draw out pain and relax the muscles of your leg and back. The weight of the hot stones induces a relaxed state that promotes health and clarity.
  • Deep Tissue Massage: Schedule a deep tissue massage to loosen strained muscles that bunch up when knee pain flares up. Muscle pain causes tension to build, which can result in injury. When we perform a deep tissue massage for painful knees, your therapist focuses on unknotting muscles to reduce stress and get your blood flowing again.

Work with your physician and therapist to figure out which massage can net the greatest pain reduction.

If You Have Knee Pain? Contact Matrix Massage & Spa Today

Whether you have suffered an injury or have a progressive bone or joint condition, knee pain can slow you down. Come to Matrix Massage & Spa to relieve stiffness and soreness for increased mobility. We want to help you maintain an active, healthy lifestyle with some TLC for your knees. Our experienced massage therapists can also help with other problem areas and trigger points. Contact us for an appointment today.

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Massage Therapy FAQ’s

The law always requires that you be appropriately covered with sheets or towels to keep you comfortable and warm. If you start feeling uncomfortable or exposed, speak up. Your therapist will respect your wishes and work with you to make the massage session a comfortable one.
No, only undress as much as you are comfortable with. Some people prefer undressing completely, while others prefer to keep undergarments on. You'll have privacy in your massage room to undress before the session and redress afterwards.
It depends on your massage therapy goals. Some people get a monthly massage to manage stress or to prevent health problems. Others opt for weekly sessions if they need relief from injuries and chronic tension.
Licensing and certification mean that the massage therapist can legally practice massage in your city or state. To get this license, they must have performed several hours of training at an accredited school, past the extensive licensure exam, and have paid any relevant licensing fees.
Every insurance plan works a little differently, so your best bet is to contact your insurer directly. Some plans do cover alternative therapies including chiropractic and massage. You will likely need a doctor's prescription first. If you don't have health insurance, or if it doesn't cover massage therapy, you can find massage therapy coupons and discounts on our site.
How much depends on how pleased you are with the service and how much the massage costs (the full price, not any discounted fees). One easy trick is to think about how you would tip a waiter after a similarly priced restaurant meal. This is often 15-20% or more if you received exceptional service.
Let your massage therapist know before the session if there are areas on your body that you don't want to be touched. They will have the training and experience to give you a therapeutic massage while working around ticklish or sensitive places like your feet or abdomen.
Yes, absolutely. You should always speak up if something is uncomfortable. Secondly, keep the lines of communication open during deep tissue massage or sports injury massages. Your therapist needs the feedback to work on you properly and without aggravating an injury. On the other hand, if you are looking for relaxation, it's often best not to talk unless necessary. This lets your mind as well as your body release tension. With the right mindful breathing technique, you may even achieve a stress relieving meditative state during the massage.
Most likely, unless your doctor says otherwise. Prenatal massage can reduce and relieve common pregnancy issues like lower and upper back pain, sciatic nerve irritation, swelling, tension headaches, heartburn and constipation, and more. Let your massage therapist know that you're pregnant so they can use the right techniques during the session.

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