Massage Therapy Designed for Tired and Aching Bodies

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Massage Therapy Designed for Tired and Aching Bodies

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Proudly owned by Dr. Derek Lee and Dr. Tyler Green of Fayetteville

About Rise Physical Therapy

Rise Physical Therapy is a Fayetteville-based physical therapy clinic focused on helping our patients find long-term healing from debilitating pain or frustrating injuries. We proudly staff our clinic with only Doctors of Physical Therapy.

Allow us the honor of playing a part in your healing story.

Most common questions about massage therapy:

What is massage therapy?

Let's start from the top. Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. It helps alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions. If employed early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury, massage therapy can greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning. 

Do I have to remove all my clothing?

Absolutely not. Your comfort is of utmost importance to us, whether that is in the context of the clothing you wear or the treatment you receive. Massage therapists can provide important treatment regardless of whether you choose to remove any, some, or all of your clothing. All massage therapists are thoroughly trained in proper draping procedures to ensure that your privacy is completely respected at all times during treatment. Your comfort and ability to relax is paramount to effective treatment.  

Our massage therapist (Daniel) will also describe any treatments beforehand to ensure that you are comfortable with them. If you are ever uncomfortable, let Daniel know immediately, whether that discomfort involves the treatment, draping or any pain you may experience.

Who will be doing my massage?

Daniel King is our resident massage therapist. Daniel is one of the most talented massage therapists in the area and he takes wonderful care of our patients. Daniel has been a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) for over 10 years and got into massage therapy to continue to serve others after 6 years of military service (including a deployment to Iraq). He is as passionate about massage therapy as they come! If Daniel is away from the massage table, you might find him hiking the Ozarks with his dog or fly fishing an Arkansas river.

Are there different types of massage therapy?

Yes, quite a few actually. A few we offer at Rise are Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal (pregnancy), sports, reflexology (foot), trigger point, cupping, lymphatic drainage. Depending on what you are looking to get out of massage therapy, your massage therapist will be able to guide you to the type you need.

What are the benefits?

This might be a long list! Here are a few of the most important ones (in our opinion):

- Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendinitis - Stress relief - Headaches and migraines - Muscle and related conditions such as spasms, strains and sprains - Back pain - Repetitive strain injury - Circulatory and Respiratory problems - Pregnancy and labour discomfort - Post-injury and post surgical rehabilitation - Fibromyalgia treatment 

You Might Be Wondering...

How much am I looking at paying?

30 min massage: $45 60 min massage: $75 90 minute massage: $100

Note: The prices above are without insurance. If you come in for physical therapy and the PT prescribes massage therapy, you can often get it for free.

Do I need a doctor's referral?

No. Although many doctors refer patients for massage therapy treatments, massage therapists (like physical therapists) are primary health care providers who assess and treat people independently.

Is it covered by insurance?

It depends. If you decide to get massage therapy on your own, it is not covered. But if you go to Rise for physical therapy and the PT prescribes massage therapy as part of your treatment, it is covered.  

What kind of training does it take to be a massage therapist?

Two words: a lot. To be exact, it takes over 500 hours of intensive training to become a registered massage therapist. That training includes:

- 175 hours of anatomy, physiology, pathology, and contraindications to massage therapy; - 225 hours of technique; - 25 hours of hydrotherapy, electrotherapy, and heliotherapy; - 25 hours of hygiene and infection control; - 25 hours of massage therapy law, business management, and professional ethics; and - 25 hours of related subjects as approved by the board

Ready to experience profound pain relief?

Massage therapy has helped countless people overcome debilitating pain and frustrating injuries. Give us a call today and allow us the honor of playing a role in your healing journey.