Years of research prove that massage therapy helps with more than just relaxation. But if you are just beginning massage therapy and haven’t had much experience, you might be wondering what to expect.


What is the purpose of a Therapeutic Massage?

The benefit of a therapeutic massage comes from the purpose of the massage. The therapeutic massage is designed to treat a specific condition. A licensed or certified professional is trained to assist with treating pain from a variety of injuries by manipulating muscles and other soft tissues.

Whether you are a sports enthusiast or a weekend warrior, everyone experiences sore muscles and pain. But pain isn’t reserved for the active. “Most individuals are dealing with some kind of postural stress and sore muscles,” says Jason Roberts, registered massage therapist, at Care First Rehab in Raleigh. “For instance, desk workers often experience advanced forms of postural stress which show up as pain or weakness in the low back. This is caused by prolonged periods of sitting.” A therapeutic massage can counteract the imbalance caused from sitting.

In-Home Massage Therapy services are provided in any setting where the client is naturally located, including, but not limited to the office, the home, a foster home, school, childcare facility or other community settings. Care First Rehab offers their in-home services as a convenience to their patients at no additional cost.

Which type of massage is right for me?

There are as many as 250 types of massage and bodywork available such as Swedish, Deep-Tissue, Rolfing, Orthopedic, Hot Stone, Shiatsu and Sports. The top two are Deep-Tissue and Swedish massage. But how do you pick the one that is right for your specific condition?

Therapeutic Massage requires extensive training and enables the therapist to conduct a thorough history, identify contraindications (reasons to not massage). A licensed therapist can make referrals and receive referrals from other health professionals such as physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors and dentists.  After your initial consultation, the therapist will be able recommend the right massage for you.

Therapeutic Massage treats the following symptoms:

Neck Pain

Shoulder Pain

Upper and Lower Back Pain

Rotator Cuff Problems


IT Band Syndrome

Piriformis Syndrome







Massage therapy can result in many positive changes for your body, including:

Improved Circulation

Lowered Blood Pressure

Increased Flexibility

Greater Range of Motion

Strengthened Immune System

Reduced Stress

Increased Relaxation

Is massage therapy covered by my insurance?

A number of health insurance plans now recognize massage. A health care provider can write a prescription for massage therapy. The therapist who fills the prescription may be able to bill insurance groups for the therapy service.

The best way to find out if massage is covered by your policy is to call the customer service number located on your insurance ID card.

Where can I find a Raleigh massage therapist?

Care First Rehab has been providing massage therapy to patients in Cary, Raleigh, Morrisville, Durham, Garner and Clayton to help prevent or alleviate negative symptoms, ranging from anxiety to physical pain.

You won’t find a more beneficial massage treatment than one that focuses on the specific areas of your body that need the most work. Our massage therapists are trained to locate the areas in need of relief, and they concentrate on manipulating those particular muscles and tissues. Whether you are interested in a Swedish massage or a deep tissue massage, our Cary clinic offers the appropriate therapy to relieve your pain. The professional massage therapists at Care First Rehab use therapeutic massage techniques with our comprehensive knowledge of the human body to create a unique treatment designed to provide proven health advantages.

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