Smithtown, NY Ultrasonic Massge Therapy
You’re probably familiar with the most common use of an ultrasound, fetal imaging. However, therapeutic ultrasound is used by our therapists to promote tissue healing. This modality is a method of stimulating the tissue beneath the skin’s surface using high frequency sound waves.*
Whether you use ultrasound therapy on its own or as a complementary therapy to the other wellness offerings at our Smithtown office, we are excited to get you started. To schedule your initial appointment, give us a call today at 631-708-3500.
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What is UltraSonic Therapy?
Ultrasonic therapy is a form of thermotherapy that can help reduce pain and soft tissue damage. With the use of a probe that provides localized heating to the affected area, there can be an increase in blood flow, helping you experience a reduction of local swelling and chronic inflammation.*
Ultrasonic Therapy Sessions
Ultrasonic massage therapy is a safe, painless therapy that utilizes the potential benefits of soundwaves. During a therapy session, you can experience these high-frequency sound waves when a probe or wand is placed directly on your skin. To reduce friction, ultrasound gel can be used during your session.*
Ultrasonic Therapy and Your Body
The results of ultrasound therapy depends on the individual, but it can work in two ways, thermal versus non-thermal.
Thermal Benefits (Heat)
The use of an ultrasound device can produce heat that can enter the tissues of the body at a deep level. This can potentially increase the circulation in your body while reducing your symptoms of pain. Heat therapy can also have the added benefit of enabling your muscles to stretch, helping to loosen tight muscles and tendons.*
Non-Thermal Benefits (Non-Heat related)
Ultrasound therapy can produce results that are unrelated to the transfer of heat in the form of a process called cavitation. When one of our trained Smithtown specialists perform an ultrasound massage, low-frequency sound waves can be sent below the superficial layers of the skin. These waves can create cavities between fat cells and eventually build up pressure until the fatty content is released. Results will vary by patient, but in order to maintain the results of a session, it is recommended to stay hydrated and eat a balanced diet, otherwise, these cells that emptied their contents may refill once again.*
Benefits of Ultrasonic Massage
Having ultrasound therapy as part of your wellness plan can bring some added benefits. Because this type of therapy involves heat, you can experience an increase in blood flow leading to a reduction in swelling and inflammation as well as the promotion of tissue healing.* Conditions that can benefit from ultrasound therapy include:
- Bone fractures
- Frozen shoulder
- Joint Inflammation
- Muscle Spasms
- Muscle Strains
- Muscle Tears
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Scar Tissue Adhesion
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*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment will vary. Integrative Family Wellness does not guarantee certain results.