Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy services offered in Columbia, MD

If you’ve recently undergone surgery and you struggle with swelling or slow healing, or you simply want to reduce stress and anxiety, see the team of experts at Dabbs Rehab Center of MD in Columbia, Maryland. The chiropractic and physical therapy practice offers therapeutic massages to help you feel and look your best. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or request one online today.

Massage Therapy Q & A

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy uses manual pressure to enhance healing and reduce pain, stress, anxiety, and more. Dabbs Rehab Center of MD provides different types of massages and specializes in postoperative manual lymphatic massage, a massage often used after procedures to decrease swelling, discomfort, and bruising. It also speeds up healing.

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

The benefits you can expect after undergoing massage at Dabbs Rehab Center of MD include:


  • Less swelling

  • Faster healing

  • Reduced pain

  • Less stress and anxiety

  • Relaxation 

  • Faster sports recovery

  • Improved sports performance 

  • Reduced muscle tension

  • Better quality of life


Getting a massage regularly can enhance your overall wellness and help you look and feel your best at every age. It’s a relaxing experience that’s comfortable and enjoyable for patients.

Is massage therapy right for me?

Everyone can benefit from getting massage therapy at Dabbs Rehab Center of MD. 

To determine how massage therapy can best benefit you, your massage therapist discusses your medical history, symptoms, lifestyle, and preferences. They complete a physical exam, check your vital signs, and tailor each massage based on your needs.

Massage therapy might be helpful if you’re tense, stressed, or have recently undergone a procedure and have fluid buildup. You can entrust the Dabbs Rehab Center of MD experts to provide exceptional care.

What should I expect during massage therapy sessions?

During a massage, you rest on a comfortable massage table. Your Dabbs Rehab Center of MD massage therapist uses gentle manual pressure techniques to manipulate soft tissues and move fluid around to stimulate healing. They may use a special massage device to place pressure on targeted tissues in addition to using their hands.

You may feel pressure during the massage, but many patients describe it as an enjoyable, relaxing experience. Each massage might last 30-60 minutes, or longer in some cases, depending on your needs, preferences, and time availability.

How often do I need massage therapy?

Dabbs Rehab Center of MD lets you know how often to get a massage based on your unique situation. You might have massage therapy several times a week, weekly, or as needed. Your Dabbs Rehab Center of MD massage therapist lets you know when to schedule your next session.

Call the office to learn more about massage therapy at Dabbs Rehab Center of MD, or make an appointment using the online booking feature today.


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