Massage Therapy

Chiropractic Adjustment

Massage is a “hands-on” treatment in which a therapist manipulates muscles and other soft tissues of the body to improve health and well-being. Varieties of massage range from gentle stroking and kneading of muscles and other soft tissues to deeper manual techniques. Massage has been practiced as a healing therapy for centuries in nearly every culture around the world. It helps relieve muscle tension, reduce stress and evoke feelings of calmness. Although massage affects the body as a whole, it particularly influences the activity of the musculoskeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, and nervous systems.The motions used in massage therapy increase circulation in the affected area and aid the release of pain-relieving natural chemicals.

While some massage therapies are used primarily for relaxation, our therapists have been trained to help address specific soft tissue issues that arise from injuries and postural habits. As a part of a therapeutic regimen, addressing soft tissue structures in addition to chiropractic adjustments and other treatment modalities can be very beneficial in the recovery of a patient from many ailments. Massage combined with chiropractic treatment works in a very broad scope to foster healing throughout the body.

Humans are not built to be stationary. When we move and work to complete the activities that life brings to us, we cause activity in the muscles, joints, and inner mechanisms of the body. This causes a natural bit of ‘wear and tear’ as we work to complete normal daily tasks.

When developing your chiropractic care program, we may recommend massage therapy to help with conditions such as:

  • Back pain- massage therapy and chiropractic adjustments work together to position your spine into the best alignment. Our massage therapist reduces muscle tension which may be creating an imbalance in your back and pulling the spine out of alignment.
  • Headaches- if we identify stress or muscle tension as one of your headache contributors, our massage therapist may work the muscles of your upper back and neck to reduce stress and tension. You feel more relaxed physically and emotionally which reduces your headache symptoms.
  • Neck pain- if you are suffering from neck pain from an injury such as whiplash or from years of poor posture, massage therapy eases the muscle spasms in your neck. This allows the spine to position itself in a pain-free way and lessens the pressure on nerves.
  • Muscle strains- sports play and fitness participation may result in a muscle strain. Our massage therapists ease the inflammation in the muscle tissue to support cellular recovery and healing.
  • Scar tissue- a previous injury may have left you with scar tissue that causes pain and limited range of motion. Our massage therapists are trained to reach the deeper layers of muscle tissue to break up the scar tissue and reduce your pain.
  • Chronic conditions- conditions such as fibromyalgia have pain in certain trigger points. Our massage therapist uses trigger point therapy to alleviate the symptoms of fibromyalgia and other pain conditions. Trigger point release also helps with injury recovery and reducing scar tissue.