What is Laser Massage Therapy?

How Can Laser Massage Therapy Help Muscle Recovery?

 

Laser Massage of Hilton Head, Human Body

 

Lite Cure – FDA Approved Therapy

  • Reduces Pain & Inflammation
  • Promotes healing with improved blood flow and increased circulation
  • Reduces muscle tightness and increases flexiblity
  • Sports injuries, shoulder/back/knee pain, muscle strains, plantar faciitis

 

Indications for therapeutic laser are:

  • Sports injuries to knees, hips, plantar fasciitis, ankles and shoulders
  • Chronic pain and inflammation from osteoartheritis
  • Carpal tunnel, headaches, rotator cuff – frozen shoulder, knee cartiladge and ACL healing
  • Post op healing – speads up healing time

 
Laser Massage Machine used at Laser Massage of Hilton Head IslandNow we can offer you a non-surgical option that truly has the power to eliminate or significantly reduce your pain and discomfort. With our advance and powerful class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy providing you with a safe and effective option to treat your pain and inflammation.

Deep Tissue Infra Red Laser Therapy works by flooding the tissues with photons, energizing the damaged cells and increasing circulation to the painful area. this produces a cascade of healing responses in your body, reducing inflammation, thereby reducing or even eliminating your pain. Treatments take just a few minutes, however the therapeutic effect continues to soothe and heal even after your treatment.

A laser massage is the most therapeutic, rejuvenating massage you will ever have! The combination of laser to loosen fascia and manual massage to stretch and loosen muscle… superior muscle recovery!!! (Deep Tissue Laser therapy is used by many sports teams to reduce time healing injuries or post op surgery – it gets their players back in the game sooner!)

Healing your pain… changing your life… Please view our VIDEOS for demonstrations!

Please read about Laser Therapy from Dr Nickelston…

“I was tired of seeing patients going through weeks of ineffective and unnecessary treatments for pain relief. After discovering the healing effects of high power deep tissue laser therapy for my own lower back disc herniations, I immediately introduced laser as my primary treatment. Patients get better faster and save money on the decreased need for care. In all my years of practice I have never seen anything work better than Class IV deep tissue lasers. After all, isn’t that what it’s all about? Quality of life and living without pain.” – Dr.Perry Nickelston – Ramsey NJ

Dr. Perry Nickelston is a Chiropractic Sports Physician with primary focus on Performance Enhancement and Corrective Exercise, Metabolic Fitness Nutrition and trained from The American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders. He is an expert in myofascial, orthopedic, medical and trigger point soft tissue therapy. A member of the Board of Directors and Medical Staff Advisor for AIMLA (American Institute for Medical Laser Application),Dr. Perry teaches healthcare professionals all over the world how to successfully use Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Massage Therapy in alleviating pain.

What is Laser Massage Therapy?

Laser Therapy, or “photobiomodulation”, is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to create therapeutic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Laser Therapy has been widely utilized in Europe by physical therapists, nurses and doctors as far back as the 1970’s. Now, after FDA clearance in 2007, Laser Therapy is being used extensively in the United States.

Patient Benefits of Laser Massage Therapy

Laser Therapy is proven to biostimulate tissue repair and growth. The Laser accelerates wound healing and decreases inflammation, pain, and scar tissue formation. In the management of chronic pain Class IV Laser Therapy can provide dramatic results, is non-addictive and virtually free of side effects.

Has effectiveness been demonstrated scientifically?

Yes. There are thousands of published studies demonstrating the clinical effectiveness of Laser Therapy. Among these, there are more than one hundred rigorously controlled, scientific studies that document the effectiveness of laser for many clinical conditions.

Cellular Effects of Laser Massage Therapy

During Laser Therapy the infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level and metabolic activity increases within the cell, improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane. This initiates the production of cellular energy (ATP) that leads to a cascade of beneficial effects, increasing cellular function and health.

Laser Massage Therapeutic Effects

During each painless treatment laser energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness, and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.

Numerous studies show that Laser Massage Therapy can help with:

Tendinopathies – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Myofascial Trigger Points – Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) – Ligament Sprains – Muscle Strains – Repetitive Stress Injuries – Plantar Fasciitis – Rheumatoid Arthritis – Osteoarthritis – Shoulder, Back & Knee Pain – Fibromyalgia – Diabetic Neuropathy – Diabetic Foot Ulcers – Burns – Deep Edema/Congestion – Sports Injuries – Scars and wound healing

How long does each laser massage treatment take?

The typical treatment is 3 to 9 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. A couple of areas may be treated for different conditions -usually maximum time is 25 min.

How often should a patient be treated with laser massage therapy?

Acute conditions may be treated daily, particularly if they are accompanied by significant pain. More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times a week, tapering to once a week or once every other week, with improvement.

How many treatments does it take? This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute conditions 1 to 6 treatments may be sufficient. Those of a more chronic nature may require 10 to 15 (or more) treatments. Conditions such as severe arthritis may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.

Does it hurt? What does a laser massage treatment feel like?

There is little or no sensation during treatment. Occasionally one feels mild, soothing warmth or tingling. Areas of pain or inflammation may be sensitive briefly before pain reduction.

Are there any side effects or associated risks? During more than twenty years of use by healthcare providers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported. Occasionally some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days, as the healing response is more active after treatment.

How long before the results are felt? You may feel improvement in your condition (usually pain reduction) after the very first treatment. Sometimes you will not feel improvement for a number of treatments. This does not mean that nothing is happening. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 3 or 4 sessions.

Can it be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment? Yes! Laser Therapy is often used with other forms of therapy, including physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, massage, soft tissue mobilization, electrotherapy and even following surgery. Other healing modalities are complementary and can be used with laser to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.

Q: What is Massage Laser or Light Therapy?

A: Laser Massage Therapy or “photobiomodulation”, is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near infrared) to create therapeutic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling.

Laser therapy is the therapeutic application of coherent, monochromatic light.

Three widely accepted therapeutic benefits of laser massage therapy are the following:

  1. Biostimulation/Tissue Regeneration
  2. Reduction of Inflammation
  3. Pain reduction, either chronic or acute

 

Q: What the history of laser massage therapy?

A: The effects of red light on cellular function have been known since 1880 however the clinical benefits were only discovered by accident during laser safety tests in 1967. The first low-power lasers suitable for treating pain became available commercially in the late 1970’s and ever since then, laser therapy has been widely utilized in Europe by physical therapists, nurses and doctors. Now, after FDA approval in 2001, laser therapy is quickly gaining popularity in the USA. Laser therapy is used by major sports teams, chiropractors, physical therapists and massage therapists.  This is an alternative therapy to using prescription drugs that works!

Q: Has effectiveness of laser massage been demonstrated scientifically?

A: Yes. There are thousands of published studies demonstrating the clinical effectiveness of laser therapy. Among these, there are more than one hundred rigorously controlled, scientific studies that document the effectiveness of laser for many clinical conditions.

Physiological effects of Laser Massage Therapy:

  • Decreased pain levels and Reduced inflammation
  • Increased tissue regeneration, Accelerated soft tissue and bone repair and increased collagen production
  • Increased microcirculation & vasodilation
  • Increased lymphatic flow
  • Enhanced angiogenesis (creation of new blood vessels)

 

Q: What does it feel like to get a laser massage therapy treatment?

A: You really don’t feel too much. There may be a slight warming sensation since the laser uses an infrared wavelength. Or you might feel a little tingly sensation – some people think this is due to the increase in cellular energy output, or the increase in cell membrane permeability.

Q: What about side effects, or other risks of laser massage therapy treatments?

A: Occasionally I have had a client say there pain was slightly increased after a treatment. But remember – pain should be the ONLY judgment of your condition. Increased pain my be due to an increase in localized blood flow, increased vascular activity, increased cellular activity, or a number of other effects.

During more than twenty years of use of therapeutic lasers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported. Contrast that with the side effects of prescription drugs or surgery – laser therapy has an amazingly safe track record.

Please Contact Cindy with additional questions.

Cindy Graham, Laser Massage of Hilton Head, Relaxing Massages
Call or Text: 843.505.1414

Email Cindy: lasermassageofhhi@yahoo.com


 

Laser Massage of HHI is located at:

200 Main Street, Suite 201C
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926