A successful chiropractic treatment plan includes massage therapy. Using several specific techniques, the massage therapist relieves muscle tension to maintain the chiro adjustments and ensure the vertebrae stay aligned. Our therapist has over 14 years of experience and is a true master of her trade. She has CMT as well as LMT certifications.
Massage therapy techniques include:
Neuromuscular Massage Therapy
After the chiropractor aligns you vertebrae with gentle adjustments, our massage therapist will work the muscles to release tension. This is essential to help the spine stay in its new position—and you will feel great!
Massage therapy also increases blood and nutrient supplies to the muscles while removing toxins. Your body will release feel-good chemicals (endorphins) that will be sure to make this the best part of your week.
Trigger Point Therapy
A trigger point is a tender spot on a muscle or tissue that will “trigger” discomfort in another area of the body. If you have “muscle knots,” trigger point therapy reduces the pain for almost-immediate relief; however, you may need several sessions to create lasting results. Our massage therapists will recommend exercises or other muscle work to do at home to extend the effects of the therapy.
While some massage techniques focus on specific muscle groups or areas during a session, Swedish massage relaxes the entire body, front and back. It is a good choice for those who are new to massage therapy. Massage movements include gliding strokes and kneading to break up muscle knots, and its intensity varies depending on your preference. If you enjoy firm pressure, deep tissue massage is a good choice.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a higher-pressure version of Swedish massage and uses many of the same techniques. Our clients find that regular deep tissue massage reduces the number of chiropractic adjustments they need because this type of massage alleviates the tension that pulls vertebrae out of alignment.
Fascia is one term for soft tissue or connective tissue, and myofascial release is simply massage of the fascia. Inflammation or irritation of the fascia cause it to thicken, and this technique consists of gentle stretching and massage to help the fascia release stress or tension.