Massages can be a very relaxing experience, but they can also provide a variety of health benefits. They can help with pain relief and muscle tension, reduce stress and anxiety, heal injuries more efficiently, and support overall wellness by boosting your immune system. 

Why not enjoy a massage today at Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery? Our team can help you determine the right massage for your needs.

What is Massage Therapy?

During a massage, a massage therapist rubs and kneads the soft tissues of the body, including the muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments, and skin. They will use different amounts of pressure and different movements to loosen your muscles, soothe specific areas of the body, and aid in relaxation.

At Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery, we offer a wide array of types of massage, including everything from Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial, and lymphatic massage. Your massage therapist will help you determine the type of massage for your specific needs. They may even combine different forms of massage for a customized treatment.

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Dr. Kahlil Andrews is a board-certified plastic surgeon from Los Angeles specializing in plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

At his location in Coralville, Iowa, Dr. Andrews’ academic and technical achievements are only exceeded by his commitment to patient care. Whether they are seeking reconstructive breast surgery, outpatient injectable treatment, or a full-blown mommy makeover, Dr. Andrews gives his full attention and focus on achieving excellent patient outcomes.



I was treated better and with more respect than in any medical setting, I have previously experienced. They were compassionate, knowledgeable, and informative. I strongly recommend Dr. Andrews and his very capable team! – Sophia Joseph

I went to see Dr. Andrews recently. The entire staff was welcoming and friendly. Dr. Andrews took the time to explain to me my options and answered all my questions. I can’t wait to have my procedure. – Aleigha De Leon


Who is a Good Candidate for Massage?

Many people can benefit from massage. Whether you’re looking to improve your wellness, relieve pain, or loosen muscle tightness, massage therapy can be a great option for just about everyone.

A good candidate for massage therapy can be anyone looking to:

  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Lessen pain
  • Reduce muscle tension and tightness
  • Improve overall immune system function 
  • Speed up the recovery process

If you have a medical condition, make sure you check with Dr. Andrews before having a massage and have a conversation with your massage therapist.

The Massage Procedure

At the start of your massage, your massage therapist will ask you to lie down, and you may be asked to remove some clothing so they can access specific areas of the body. Once you’re comfortable, the massage therapist will begin using their hands to knead and rub specific muscles and tissues. If they notice any particular tense points, they may focus on those.

Your massage can last anywhere from 30-90 minutes, and you can add cupping, aromatherapy, or massage gun treatment. How often you come in for a massage is entirely up to you.


After your massage, you can return to your normal routine immediately. There is no downtime. You will likely feel much more relaxed, refreshed, and less stressed afterward. We do recommend drinking plenty of water, eating a light meal, and resting after your massage. Try to make it on a day when you don’t have to go back to work so you can fully enjoy the results.

Schedule A Consultation

Are you struggling with tense muscles or a build-up of stress and anxiety in your body? A massage can be a highly effective treatment, not to mention very relaxing. There is no better place to enjoy a relaxing massage than at Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery. Our massage therapist will design a massage customized for you. 

To learn more, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation today. Call our Coralville, IA office, or use our online scheduling form.

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