Reach and Early Care 

ALMOST one million hip and knee replacement surgeries are performed in US annually.

By 2030, total knee replacement surgeries are projected to grow 673% to 3.5 million procedures per year.

ABOUT 90% OF KNEE REPLACEMENTS LAST ONLY 10 YEARS, AND 80% LAST 20 YEARS

Knee pain could be post-surgical pain, pain from an acute injury, or pain from overuse strain due to a repetitive motion from an activity like tennis, working, lifting, running etc. Whatever the cause of the muscle damage, the intent of the orthopedic massage is to lengthen and soften the muscles and ligaments, permitting better range of motion of the affected joints. It enhances circulation and promotes healing of tissues by bringing in fresh blood and lymph, it reduces muscle tightness and pain, it can release tight fascia and free mobility of fascial tissues, it relaxes the body as a whole, and has a positive effect on the immune system.

Anatomy of the Knee

The human knee is a hinge joint that is comprised of the tibia (shin) and the femur (thigh). The patella, or kneecap, is located in the front of the knee. The knee is supported by four ligaments. Two shock absorbers, each called a meniscus, are found within the knee.

In many cases, the cause of chronic knee pain is inflammation. Inflammation does not have any single cause. It can be from overuse as well as injuries such as sprains.

As always, keep in mind that you should consult a physician about your injury prior to booking a massage.

 

"Gabriella’s techniques were at an entirely different level."

"I’ve had a variety of massages including Natural Body and Village Health in the Smyrna area, but Gabriella’s techniques were at an entirely different level. She uses her medical training and understanding of chiropractic science to address ailments. And for goodness sakes, she is the most charming and humble soul, so simply being in her presence is a good start to a relaxing and healing."

– Mikie M.