Total Acupuncture and Physical Therapy



Massage services offered in Cedar Grove, NJ

Ongoing pain, muscle tension, and soreness are common problems that you don’t have to live with. At Total Acupuncture and Physical Therapy in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, Frank Failla, DPT, Jason Sargis, LAc, and Christine Marcarian, LAc, the exceptional team offer numerous types of massage to stimulate healing and reduce pain. Call the office to learn more about your options, or use the online booking tab today.

Massage Q&A

What is massage therapy?

Massage uses manual manipulation and sometimes devices to break up tight tissues, stimulate blood flow, reduce pain, and enhance natural healing. The Total Acupuncture and Physical Therapy experts are highly skilled with many years of experience. The practice offers:

  • Tui Na massage
  • Myofascial release
  • Lymphatic massage
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Sports massage
  • Sotai

The highly trained specialists tailor each massage therapy session to your needs and treatment preferences.

What is massage therapy used for?

The Total Acupuncture and Physical Therapy team offers massage to help manage:

  • Whiplash
  • Ongoing discomfort
  • Sports injuries
  • Post-surgery pain
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee discomfort
  • Headaches 
  • Ankle pain
  • Shoulder discomfort
  • Elbow pain
  • Wrist pain
  • Arthritis
  • Disability
  • Muscle tension 
  • Stiffness
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Massage can reduce the need to take pain medicine or undergo invasive procedures. It helps improve your mood, musculoskeletal function, and overall quality of life.

Which type of massage is right for me?

To determine the type of massage therapy best suited for you, the Total Acupuncture and Physical Therapy experts discuss your treatment preferences, symptoms, medical history, and health goals. They complete a physical exam and may recommend  diagnostic tests if necessary before customizing a treatment plan. 

What should I expect during massage therapy sessions?

During massage therapy sessions at Total Acupuncture and Physical Therapy, you rest on a comfortable table. Your provider manipulates soft tissues using their hands or devices to stimulate blood flow, reduce tension and stress, ease pain, and stimulate natural healing.

Your session may last about 30-60 minutes and sometimes longer. Afterward, you often feel better immediately with additional improvements continuing over time.

In addition to massage, Total Acupuncture and Physical Therapy also provides:

  • Physical therapy
  • Trigger point therapy 
  • Dry needling
  • Sports medicine acupuncture (TM) by certified sports medical acupuncturists
  • Microneedling
  • Facial rejuvenation 
  • Craniosacral therapy
  • Scalp acupuncture
  • Neural manipulation
  • Neuromuscular reeducation 
  • Celluma LED light therapy 
  • Charlotte's Web™ CBD
  • Acupuncture 
  • Cupping

Your provider determines when to schedule your next massage session based on your needs, availability, treatment preferences, and lifestyle. You might receive treatment several times weekly, weekly, monthly, or as needed.

Call the Total Acupuncture and Physical Therapy office or use the online booking tab today to learn which type of massage therapy is best for you.