Massage Therapy

Our highly trained staff of Licensed Massage Therapists are skilled in various styles of massage. During your consultation you will be evaluated based on your specific concerns. This information is then relayed to your Massage Therapist who will administer a customized massage utilizing several styles of therapy that fit your specific needs to treat your stress, tension and discomfort.

Benefits of massage therapy: The benefits of massage therapy are well noted. Throughout the years, massage therapy has been known to fight a large number of conditions. Some of the benefits of this therapy include relief from joint and muscle pain, increased blood circulation as well as stress and depression reduction. Massage Therapy has also been known to detoxify the body and remove waste and toxins from the body. The overall result that is sought after in massage therapy is the ability to bring the body to its natural state with increased healing capabilities.

For preventative health: Consistent manual massage at least once per month has a host of preventative benefits. To prevent the body and mind from disease, we must take a comprehensive approach that includes nutrition, massage therapy, exercise and overall chiropractic care. In keeping with this mentality and regimen, you will have a significantly higher chance of relieving stress and minimizing pain and injury. In addition, the ability for you to fend off disease will be increased as your body will be in top form!

Recommended for: Chiropractic Massage Therapy is recommended for a number of conditions and illnesses. Some of the conditions it is recommended for include: arthritis, tmj, immune system issues, muscle spasms, insomnia, fibromyalgia and many others. It remains an excellent way to help the body heal itself and rid itself of any potential toxins that build up in the system.

Therapists may utilize the following techniques in your treatment:

Swedish – This is the most common type of massage. It involves long, soft, kneading strokes in addition to rhythmic tapping on top of layers of muscles while gentile movement of the joints. Swedish Therapy can be relaxing, energizing and beneficial after an injury.

Deep Tissue – Deep tissue massage is beneficial for treating stiff painful areas in the body. Slow deliberate strokes and focused pressure on tendons, layers of muscle or other deep tissues under the skin aid in reliving chronic patterns of tension and help muscle injuries such as sprains.

Lymphatic Drainage (Vodder Technique)This is a massage technique that is designed to stimulate the circulation of lymph in order to speed up the waste removal in the body. It aids the nervous system by reducing sympathetic nervous activity, allowing parasympathetic activity and stimulating the defenses of the immune system by increasing the flow and volume of the lymph fluid. The technique involves the use of gentle rhythmic strokes and pumping movements toward the direction of the lymph nodes on the body. Lymphatic drainage massage is helpful for cellulite, scars, stretch marks, detoxification, weight problems, chronic fatigue, arthritis, neurological disorders, pain, pregnancy and over all well being.

Trigger Point– Trigger point massage also known as Neuromuscular Therapy is a form of manipulation of the soft tissue that works to treat underlying causes of chronic pain involving the muscular and nervous systems of the body. This therapy is medically oriented and addresses tender muscle points, nerve compression, circulation, biochemical problems and postural issues that may have been caused over time by repetitive muscle movements.

Pregnancy Massage- Massage can help with some of the major changes the body goes through when pregnant by decreasing leg and arm swelling, relieving join and muscle pain as well as overall stress. Massage may be particularly helpful during a time when other medical options and medication are prohibited due to safety concerns.  The Massage therapist will utilize specially designed pillows to help create a comfortable position for this type of massage.

Sports Massage– Sports massage was developed to help with muscle systems used for a particular sport. Massage therapists utilize a variety of specific approaches to help athletes in training both before and after an event to promote flexibility, help prevent injuries and aid in the healing process.

Cranio-Sacral Therapy– A licensed massage therapist who is certified and specializes in this type of therapy, uses a hands-on technique to restore balance between the brain and spinal cord.  The CranioSacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.  It extends from the bones of the skull, face and mouth, which make up the cranium, down to the sacrum, or tailbone area.  CranioSacral Therapy strengthens your body’s ability to take better care of you.  It helps alleviate a range of illness, pain and dysfunction, including:

  • Migraines and headaches
  • Chronic back and neck pain
  • Motor-coordination impairments
  • Stress and tension-related problems
  • Infantile disorders
  • Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Scoliosis
  • Central nervous system disorders
  • Emotional difficulties
  • Temporomandibular joint syndrome
  • learning disabilities

Since this vital system influences the development and performance of the brain and spinal cord, an imbalance or restriction in it could potentially cause any number of sensory motor or neurological disabilities.  These problems could include chronic pain, eye difficulties, scoliosis, motor-coordination impairments, learning disabilities and other heal challenges.  CranioSacral therapy is a gentle method of detection and correction that encourages your own natural healing mechanisms to dissipate these negative effects of stress on your central nervous system.  You also benefit from better overall health and resistance to disease.