Massage Therapy

 

We are pleased to offer a service to our patients where our certified massage therapists give massage sessions that provide complementary care to chiropractic. We will work with the patient's chiropractor to ensure that massage therapy is appropriate during their time of treatment.

Massage therapy has long been recognized as a complementary approach to chriropractic care for treating pain, muscle tightness and fatigue. We are pleased to be able to offer this important service to our community.

 

 

         Scientific research indicates massage can:

Decrease anxiety
Improve sleep
Ease post-operative pain
Lower blood pressure
Relieve back pain
Boost immune system
Relieve tension headaches
Reduce side effects of medications

 

Massage Techniques

Craniosacral
"Cranio" refers to the cranium, which is the bony part of the head. "Sacral" refers to the bony bottom of the spine called the sacrum. Craniosacral therapy is a light-touch manipulation of the head and the bottom of the spine to restore optimal cerebrospinal fluid movement. It can be especially useful in treating headaches, eye and ear problems, jaw problems, whiplash and back pain.

Myofascial
"Myo" means muscle, and "fascia" is the elastic connective tissue wrapped around muscles and other parts of the body. During myofascial release, restrictions (stuck areas) are located, and gentle sliding pressure is applied in the direction of the restriction to stretch the tissues.

Neuromuscular
Neuromuscular massage utilizes ischemic compression of individual areas of hypersensitivity in muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia. These trigger points are defined by their referral of pain to distant locations in muscles, connective tissues and organs.

Reflexology
Reflexology is a form of bodywork based on the theory of zone therapy, in which specific spots of the body are pressed to stimulate corresponding areas in other parts of the body. Foot reflexology, in which pressure techniques are applied only to the feet, is the most common form of reflexology.

Shiatsu
Shiatsu (Japanese for "finger pressure") is a system for healing and health maintenance that has evolved over thousands of years. Shiatsu derives from the ancient healing art of acupuncture and from the traditional form of Japanese massage called "amma."

Swedish
Swedish massage is a scientific system of manipulations on the muscles and connective tissues of the body for the purpose of relaxation, rehabilitation or health maintenance. Swedish massage therapy is comprised of five basic strokes and their variations: effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement (or percussion) and vibration.

Pregnancy Massage
It has proved to be the best treatment available for those who are stressed out with pain and aches. Pregnancy Massage can have direct effect on the blood and lymph flow which helps in decreasing any kind of swelling. Cramps, usually muscle cramps are seen in pregnant ladies and a massage can bring relief from these cramps, myofascial pain and also from spasms. Apart from all these the stresses present on the weight bearing joints are also reduced to a larger extend.

Hot Stone Massage
This is a 90 minute therapeutic massage. The heat warms and relaxes the muscles, which allows the therapist to apply deeper pressure, if desired. The warmth of the hot stones improves circulation and calms the nervous system.
 

Testimonials from patients

"I slept a solid ten hours after my massage."

"I was very grateful this service was available."