Therapeutic Massage

Massage therapy is often used in combination with other treatments for:

Certified massage therapists at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation use a variety of therapeutic massage methods, including:

  • Acupressure massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Myofascial releases
  • Trigger point massage

Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy has been shown to:

  • Increase blood flow to the area of injury by relaxing tight muscles that may prevent the delivery of nutrients and oxygen that aid in healing
  • Decrease local swelling by promoting lymphatic flow
  • Decrease pain by releasing serotonin and endorphins that block a person's perception of pain

Make an Appointment

Call 412-692-4400 for an appointment with a certified massage therapist from UPMC's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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