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Massage Therapy

Therapeutic Massage

Chiropractic Care & Massage Therapy

Headaches, back pain, and neck stiffness are just a few of the conditions that most of us are affected by daily. Your aches and pains may be the result of an injury, stress or overuse. Chiropractic care and massage therapy, when used in combination, can form a positive approach to healing and may help relieve your pain on many levels. You can return to a pain free and productive life sooner when you choose to combine chiropractic care and massage therapy.

Massage Complements Chiropractic

Adding massage therapy to your chiropractic care program can allow you to benefit in many ways.

  • When you address multiple components of your pain, recovery is normally faster and more complete.

  • When soft tissue has been relaxed with massage, chiropractic treatment often proceeds more easily and with less discomfort.

  • Adjustments frequently last longer when muscle tension is released that might otherwise pull your joints out of alignment again.

  • After a relaxing massage, you may be less anxious and more ready to receive a chiropractic adjustment.

Chiropractic Complements Massage

If you are receiving massage therapy for pain, but your pain continues, reoccurs, or even worsens after your massage; chiropractic adjustments may help:

  • If your pain involves a misalignment of the spine (subluxation), chiropractic adjustment may give relief as your joint(s) are restored to alignment and mobility.

  • You may find that surrounding soft tissue heals quickly once it is no longer subjected to the stress of misaligned joints.

  • The joint movement in chiropractic adjustments can sometimes relax deep layers of soft tissue that can be difficult to reach with massage.

  • Your chiropractor can use x-rays and manual diagnostic techniques to evaluate other possible causes for you pain and can make appropriate referrals if necessary.

Massage Therapy is recommended for:

  • Relief of Chronic Stress

  • Relaxation

  • Headaches

  • Repetitive Strain Iinjuries

  • Tendonitis & Bursitis

  • Relief of Pain & Spasms

  • Muscle Rehabilitation

  • Posture

  • Pain or Tingling in Arms and Legs

  • Injuries

  • Prevention of New Injuries

  • Pregnancy Discomfort

Different Types of Massage:

  • Deep Tissue: Releases the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep pressure on the contacted areas, either following or going across the grain of muscles, tendons and fascia. It is called deep tissue, because it also focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue.

  • Myofasical Release: A form of bodywork that is manipulative in nature and seeks to rebalance the body by releasing tension in the fascia. Long, stretching strokes are utilized to release muscular tension.

  • Reflexology: Massage based around a system of points in the hands, feet and ears thought to correspond to all areas of the body.

  • Shiatsu / Acupressure / AMMA: Oriental based systems of finger-pressure which treat special points along acupuncture “meridians” (the invisible channels of energy that flow through the body).

  • Sports Massage: Massage therapy focusing on muscle systems relevant to a particular sport.

  • Swedish Massage: A system of long strokes, kneading and friction techniques on the more superficial layers of the muscles, combined with active and passive movement to the joints.

  • Trigger Point Therapy (also known as Myotherapy or Neuromuscular Therapy): applies concentrated finger pressure to “trigger points” (painful irritated areas of spasm and pain in muscles).