Compression Massage Therapy


At Theradynamics Physical & Occupational Therapy, we offer compression massage therapy as part of our comprehensive treatment approach. Compression massage therapy involves the application of pressure to specific areas of the body using compression garments or manual techniques. It can provide various benefits, such as improving circulation, reducing swelling, and promoting relaxation. Here’s how we typically perform compression massage therapy:

1. Evaluation and Assessment: Our therapists will begin by evaluating your condition and assessing your specific needs. They will take into account your medical history, any existing injuries, and your treatment goals.

2. Selection of Compression Garments: If compression garments are used, our therapists will choose the appropriate size and type based on your condition and treatment objectives. Compression garments, such as sleeves, stockings, or wraps, are designed to apply graduated pressure to the affected area, facilitating blood flow and reducing swelling.

3. Manual Compression Techniques: Our therapists may also use manual compression techniques during the massage therapy session. This involves applying pressure with their hands or specialized tools to specific areas, targeting muscle groups, trigger points, or areas of tension or swelling.

4. Application of Compression Massage: Depending on your needs, the therapist will apply compression techniques using gentle to moderate pressure. They will utilize specific strokes, such as kneading, squeezing, or rhythmic tapping motions, to promote circulation and relax the muscles.

5. Individualized Treatment Plan: Based on the evaluation and your specific needs, our therapists will develop a personalized treatment plan. The frequency, duration, and intensity of compression massage therapy sessions will be determined based on your condition and goals.

6. Integration with Other Therapeutic Techniques: Compression massage therapy can be used as a standalone treatment or integrated with other therapeutic techniques. It may be combined with manual therapy, exercises, stretching, or other modalities based on your individualized treatment plan.

7. Monitoring and Progress Evaluation: Throughout the course of therapy, our therapists will monitor your progress and evaluate the effectiveness of the compression massage therapy. They will make any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan to ensure optimal outcomes.

It’s important to note that the specific techniques and methods used during compression massage therapy may vary based on your condition and therapist’s expertise. Our therapists at Theradynamics are highly trained professionals who will customize the treatment to suit your individual needs and provide the best possible outcomes.