Massage Therapy Specialist

Getachew Health Center

Integrative Medicine located in Columbus, OH

It’s common to view massage therapy as a luxury, but it offers many restorative health benefits. Integrative medicine specialist Eskender Getachew, MD, R.Ph, and the team at Getachew Health Center, in Columbus, Ohio, offer massage therapy, as well as acupuncture and meditation, as functional medicine treatments aimed at supporting your overall health and wellness. Call the office or request an appointment online to schedule your massage therapy session.

Massage Therapy Q & A

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy is a therapeutic treatment focused on health and wellness. The purpose of massage therapy is to relax the tissue, increase the flow of blood and oxygen, and decrease pain. 

Massage therapy includes many techniques that work the tissue to get the desired results. Some of the massage techniques Getachew Health Center utilizes include:

  • Deep tissue
  • Swedish
  • Sports and athletic
  • Hot stone
  • Cranial sacral
  • Pregnancy and prenatal

The massage therapist at Getachew Health Center applies deep focused pressure on knots that form in your muscles. These knots, referred to as trigger points, cause pain symptoms that radiate to other parts of your body, sometimes to areas that seem completely unrelated to the site of your knot. The pressure your massage therapist applies to the knot may allow the muscle to unravel and alleviate your radiating pain. 

Massage therapy sessions at Getachew Health Center may be 30, 60, or 90 minutes long, based on your specific needs. 

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

Massage therapy offers many health benefits beyond making you feel relaxed and easing your tired muscles. The following are some of the benefits of massage.

  • Boosts immune health
  • Reduces anxiety and stress
  • Lifts mood 
  • Relieves depression
  • Reduces inflammation and pain
  • Improves sleep

The team at Getachew Health Center specializes in functional medicine and offer treatments like massage therapy to restore whole-body health. Your provider may also recommend acupuncture or meditation to complement your massage treatment.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine. During treatment, the acupuncturist inserts very thin needles into specific points on your body to alleviate pain and stress and improve overall health and well-being. 

Like massage therapy, acupuncture is restorative, and the team at Getachew Health Center may recommend this alternative treatment to alleviate chronic pain conditions, support sleep solutions, or augment your anti-aging regimen.

What is meditation?

Meditation is a form of complementary medicine that helps relax your mind and body. Stress can affect physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. 

The functional medicine specialists at Getachew Health Center offer meditation at their luxurious facility to help you learn techniques that reduce stress and improve health. The team also helps you incorporate meditation into your at-home therapy as part of your overall health and wellness plan. 

For comprehensive care from a team focused on your whole-body health, call Getachew Health Center to explore massage therapy, acupuncture, and meditation, or book online today.