Therapeutic massage has many benefits and is often an integral part of treatments at our offices. Our staff Chiropractors may recommend massage in combination with chiropractic adjustments as part of an overall treatment strategy. Massage therapy may be covered by medical insurances when prescribed by your Chiropractic Physician. Massage increases blood and lymph circulation, which helps to clear metabolic waste, and helps deliver oxygen and nutrients to muscles. When muscles are over-worked or strained from physical activity or even improper posture, they can hold the bodies’ byproducts of overuse such as lactic acid. These by-products, or metabolites, are partly responsible for the soreness felt after unusual, excessive, or repetitive activity or exercise. Massage can help eliminate these metabolites and decrease muscular soreness.
Massage also helps to decrease pain and muscle tightness thus helping to maintain spinal alignment. Our daily lives, which often include prolonged periods of time working at a computer, promote tightness of some muscles, and weakness of others. One reason for tight muscles is that they are weak and therefore overworked. After therapeutic massage decreases such muscle tightness, specific stretches and exercises can help to strengthen the muscle and prevent tightness, called hypertonicty, from reoccurring.
A recent study conducted and published in Sweden suggests that massage does more than just ease away your stress; but can also have a positive impact on your blood pressure, heart and respiration. The study found that “Massage reduces the heart rate by decreasing sympathetic nervous activity and evoking a compensatory decreased parasympathetic nervous activity in order to maintain autonomic balance.”
Our licensed and certified massage therapists provide a variety of types of massage, all customized to meet your needs, including:
Swedish massage: The most common type of massage, to relax and energize you.
Deep tissue massage: For muscle damage from an injury, such as whiplash or back strain.
Sports massage: To help prevent athletic injury, keep the body flexible and heal the body should injury occur.
Chair Massage: Massage of the upper body, while fully clothed and seated in a special portable chair. Chair massages are also available at your office or facility. (Massage2Go)
Trigger Point Therapy: Compression of specific muscle fibers to increase blood flow and reduce spasms.
Pregnancy Massage: Designed to comfortably reduce tightness unique to pregnant patients.
Check the “Our Staff” section of this web site for our therapist’s specific techniques and qualifications.
For more information on massage and the conditions therapeutic massage helps, go to the “muscle Spasms” section on the “Conditions Treated” page.
Please visit each section for a full description of the services we provide.
If you require a service that is not listed, please contact our office.