At Alternative Pain Management we have a zero tolerance policy for intolerance. This means that everyone is welcome at our facility regardless of skin color, sexual orientation, religion, gender identity, body type, or country of origin.
We provide massage therapy services to all walks of life without judgement or discrimination.
This is not just a policy set in place by Alternative Pain Management; It is a personal conviction that we have carried over into our work. A belief that humanity, community and love can be just as healing as any therapy you can receive.
Are you feeling sore after your massage therapy session? Don’t worry, it’s actually pretty common, especially among those who are new to massage or receiving massages with deep pressure.
Reasons why you may feel sore after your massage.
Receiving deep tissue massage and other deep pressure massage techniques
If you begin to notice that the areas that received massage are tender to the touch and maybe even a little red or puffy, there is no cause for alarm. This is what we refer to as therapeutic inflammation and is usually gone within a day or two.
During a deep tissue massage and other more forceful forms of massage therapy, the therapist finds and literally breaks apart adhesions (knots) and scar tissue that has built-up in the soft tissues of the body over time.
Once the scar tissue and adhesions are broken up, the inflammatory response rushes blood to the area to protect and repair the damaged tissue. The excess blood flow accounts for the swelling and redness that may occur in the tissue.
Receiving your very first massage.
Sometimes those who are new to massage experience some soreness or weakness the day after their first massage. Most people compare the soreness that follows their first massage therapy session to the post-workout soreness you experience the day after a rigorous workout.
After a day or two the soreness will fade and allow you to truly appreciate the benefits you’ve received from your massage therapy session. You may notice that you have a greater range of motion or that a pain that has been bugging you for months is finally gone.
Ways to help with post massage soreness.
- Rest– Give your body time to recover. Just for a day, take a break from the gym and any activities that might cause further irritation.
- Ice the area– icing areas of local tenderness will help to reduce inflammation and the discomforts associated with it. (It is suggested to avoid using heat on any areas that are inflamed as heat can irritate inflamed tissue)
- Take an epsom salt bath – a luke-warm epsom salt bath is a great way to combat some of the soreness you may be feeling after your massage. Epsom salt is the mineral compound Magnesium Sulfate, which provides nutrients to the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. It takes a while for the Magnesium Sulfate to absorb through the skin so its suggested that you soak for at least 20 minutes or longer.
Post massage soreness should begin to subside in about two or three days after your session. If the discomfort continues for a prolonged period of time or increases in intensity, you may want to consult with your physician.
Alternative Pain Management Reception Service
We are constantly looking for ways to improve our customer experience at Alternative Pain Management. That is why we have hired a reception service to answer your calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This ensures that you will always be able to speak directly with a person instead of being forwarded to an answering machine or being sent to voicemail.
Here is a list of what our receptionists can help you with
- Scheduling a massage session
- Cancelling appointments
- Leaving a message for your therapist
Call us today:
Our receptionists are not trained in Massage Therapy and can only provide basic information about our services. If you wish to speak directly with one of our licensed massage therapist for a brief phone consultation, leave a message with the receptionist and someone from our team will reach out to you.
If you would like to schedule a house-call or chair massages for an event or function, please leave a message with the receptionist and one of our therapist will personally reach out to you.
We hope that this makes your interactions with us as simple and enjoyable as possible. Let us know if you have any questions comments or suggestions.
Massage Therapist position open in Birmingham Alabama.
We are looking for a professional licensed massage therapist to become a part of the Alternative Pain Management team. At this time we are seeking a female therapist since our only female therapist, Jennifer, will be going on maternity leave in the near future.
Call (205) 516-7024 to set up an interview.
Job opportunity Information
Position Open: Licensed Massage Therapist.
- Certification in Therapeutic Massage
- Certification or experience in Neuromuscular Therapy
- Alabama Massage Therapy License (active)
- Massage liability insurance (active)
Status: Independent Contractor.
Pay Rate: $28 (per 60 minute session) + tips
Commissions: Sales are not required.
- 10% for all product sales .
- $10 bonus for each client that signs up for our membership.
Services Provided By Alternative Pain Management
- Laundry Services
- Office cleaning & maintenance
Perks of Working with Alternative Pain Management
- 1 free 60 minute massage per month
- Reimbursement of CEU’s
- We help you build your clientele.
- You are free to leave the office during times when you are not performing massage.