Massage Therapy Specialist

Organic Me Acupuncture

Acupuncturist located in New York, NY

Massage therapy is the purposeful use of massage to heal your body, relieve pain, promote relaxation, and help you maintain ongoing wellness. Aliona Kats is a licensed massage therapist with years of experience providing a wide range of massage techniques. Ms. Kats customizes your massage to meet your physical and spiritual needs and achieve optimal health. To schedule an appointment, use the online booking feature or call the office, Organic Me Acupuncture.

Massage Therapy Q & A

What benefits will I gain from massage therapy?

Massage produces a deep sense of relaxation and releases stress, which is often the primary reason patients seek massage. However, massage therapy also relieves pain, treats musculoskeletal conditions, and promotes your overall health.

As Ms. Kats manipulates soft tissues, your massage can:

  • Increase circulation
  • Decrease inflammation
  • Reduce pain
  • Stimulate healing
  • Improve flexibility and motion
  • Relieve muscle tension
  • Strengthen your immune system

Massage therapy also supports your general well-being. In addition to improving your physical health, massage creates a sense of calm and mindfulness that naturally brings thoughts and emotions to the surface. This gives you an awareness of unconscious concerns and the opportunity to process those feelings.

What health conditions benefit from massage therapy?

Whether used alone or as a complementary treatment with herbal medicine, acupuncture, or cupping, massage effectively treats health concerns such as:

  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Pain in your back, neck, arms, and legs
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial pain syndrome

Massage therapy also treats lymphedema (swelling in your arms or legs) by promoting fluid circulation.

What are the different types of massage?

The beauty of massage therapy is that there are many techniques designed to target specific problems. After talking with you about your symptoms and evaluating your overall health, Ms. Kats determines which type of massage is best for you.

These are only a few examples of the types of massage she frequently performs:

Deep-tissue and trigger-point massage

This type of massage focuses on specific areas of pain, tension, or trigger points, which are knotted muscles. During a deep-tissue massage, firm pressure and techniques such as deep, gliding pressure along the targeted muscle produce muscle relaxation and improve movement. To perform trigger-point therapy, massage therapist applies concentrated pressure directly on the muscle knot to relax the contraction and relieve your pain.

Swedish massage

This well-known style of massage is often used for relaxation and stress relief, but it also increases your blood flow, which delivers healing oxygen and nutrients to tissues while carrying away toxins. Swedish massage uses techniques such as kneading, circular pressure, and percussive tapping.

Specialized massage

If you engage in competitive sports, the performing arts, or any field that stresses your body, massage therapist can provide therapeutic massage customized to meet your needs. For example, medical massage before and after a performance or competition can prevent injuries, fight fatigue, improve your performance, and relieve swelling and muscle tension.

Whether you need to relax or you seek pain relief from tight muscles, call Organic Me Acupuncture or schedule an appointment online.