Long considered a luxury, massage therapy is now widely accepted by the medical community as a necessity. Whether you’re experiencing acute muscle injuries or chronic pain, our licensed massage therapists use a variety of massage techniques to stretch muscle fibers, break up scar tissue, and stop muscle spasms.
Even if you don’t have an injury, you may have stress, which causes toxins to get trapped in the body’s cells. Massage helps relieve stress by replenishing oxygen and nutrients in the cells. Deep tissue massage can also improve circulation, joint function and muscle flexibility, relieve pain, prevent new injuries, enhance athletic performance, and increase energy.
As a chiropractic patient, you’ll receive massage therapy as part of your treatment at no charge. All are welcome to contact our massage therapists and book separate, longer massage sessions.
Massage therapy techniques include but are not limited to:
The goal of Swedish massage is to relax the entire body. Swedish massage is beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, improving circulation and flexibility, and easing tension.
Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure provides the benefit of releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue and tendons.
Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful, complementary treatment for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness.
Sports massage works deep in the muscles, realigning the muscle fibers and connective tissue and flushing away the toxins. Regular sessions increase joint mobility and flexibility and reduce the risk of injury during exercise.
The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles and encourage blood flow. Cupping is often used to relieve back and neck pain, stiff muscles and migraines.
Craniosacral therapy involves applying gentle pressure and manipulation to the joints in the skull, spine, and parts of the pelvis. This non-invasive, hands-on therapy aims to enhance the body’s own healing capabilities.
Oncology massage is a client-specific, customized massage session designed to meet the unique and changing needs of someone in treatment for cancer or with a history of cancer treatment.
Reflexology is based on the principle that there are nerve endings in small area of the hands and feet that provide a “map” of the rest of the body, including muscle groups and organs. Applying pressure to these areas can help to restore and maintain proper function in the corresponding part of the body.
If you enjoy the massage therapy element of your treatment, you can contact our massage therapists and book separate, longer massage sessions for yourself, friends and family. Find out about the Natural Healthcare Center Massage Club and single-session massage rates.