Massage Specialist

About Face by Luminous

Medical Spa located in New Providence, NJ

There’s nothing as relaxing and therapeutic as receiving a massage from a skilled practitioner in luxurious surroundings. At About Face by Luminous in New Providence, New Jersey, medical director Dr. Richard Maggio, MD, knows the importance of relaxation and restorative treatments for the overall well-being of his patients, which is why he provides medically supervised massage therapy. Book your massage now by calling About Face by Luminous, or use the online tool.

Massage Q & A

Is massage an effective therapy?

People have been performing massage as a therapy for thousands of years, and as well as anecdotal reports from patients, there’s now a substantial amount of scientific evidence that supports the use of massage as an effective therapy.

Massage consists of a trained therapist using their hands and fingers, and sometimes arms and feet, to apply pressure and manipulate muscles. When carried out by a professional therapist, massage not only relaxes your body and mind but eases muscle tightness and helps heal injured tissues.

What are the benefits of massage?

Massage therapy has many benefits, including:

  • Tackling stress
  • Reducing levels of anxiety
  • Improving the quality of sleep
  • Boosting energy levels
  • Improving concentration
  • Improving circulation
  • Reducing fatigue
  • Helping relieve tension

Patients with conditions such as chronic back pain, fibromyalgia, headaches or migraine, and arthritis, find relief from pain and an improvement in function with regular massage therapy.

Cancer patients often find massage very therapeutic, helping them to cope with both the disease and the side effects of cancer treatment. You should always ask your oncologist for their advice when contemplating massage therapy.

People with depression can also benefit from massage therapy as part of a holistic approach to treating their condition.

What forms of massage are available?

There are more than 80 different types of massage available that use different techniques to achieve results. At About Face by Luminous, the team can provide:

Hot stone massage

Using hot stones allows heat to penetrate the body, relaxing muscles and enabling your therapist to administer a more intense massage. Hot stone massage is exceptionally relaxing, making it ideal for tackling stress and tension.

Relaxation Swedish

Swedish massage is one of the most well-known and popular forms of treatment. A classic form of massage that uses light to medium pressure, improving blood circulation while easing stress and fatigue.

Sports massage

There are two types of sports massage available. The first uses concentrated pressure or friction on the muscles to relieve chronic tension. The second focuses on areas of your body that are most important in your field of activity, combining stretching with massage techniques that aim to improve your performance and enhance your ability to train.

Myofascial release

Myofascial release is a foot massage that targets pressure points on your feet to relieve tension and promote relaxation and increased comfort through your body.

To book your therapeutic massage, call About Face by Luminous today, or use the online tool.