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.


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 took time to understand where my pain was …"

"I have been twice so far and will continue to visit East-West Pain Relief. Gabriella took time to understand where my pain was and then proceeded to give a very effective massage. I have been in pain virtually 24/7 since January of this year and the massages are helping with that pain. I highly recommend Gabi as a professional and effective masseuse."

– Barbara L.