Massage is a term describing a variety of techniques using the hands to stimulate and soothe soft tissues of the body for therapeutic purposes. Massage works by kneading and stroking muscles to relax them, and uses friction to stimulate soft tissues. This therapy can increase blood and lymph circulation while breaking up scar tissue between muscle fibers.
Therapeutic massage and its effects vary with everyone. Clothing is usually removed from the area treated, and the patient should be relaxed and comfortable. A lubricating oil or lotion is used to reduce friction during the circular stroking and compression of the soft tissue. Massage is useful in many conditions in which body relaxation, the reduction of swelling and muscle mobilization is desired. Massage can be helpful in overcoming the swelling and pooling of fluids at the site of recent injuries and/or trauma.
Massage therapy is recommended in conjunction with Chiropractic care. While massage is useful in relaxing the muscles, it does not correct spinal interference or malfunction. A regiment of Chiropractic treatments is needed for this. Your Chiropractic physician may prescribe massage therapy in addition to your Chiropractic adjustments to help keep your muscles and tissues relaxed and therefore, more compliant.
Length of Massage
- 10 Minute Rejuvenator
- 30 Minute Harmony
- 45 Minute Tranquility
- 60 Minute Healing
- 90 Minute Wellness
- 50 minute Hot Stone
- 75 minute Hot Stone
- 90 minute Hot Stone
Types of Massage
Swedish Massage – A relaxing massage that loosens tight muscles, increases circulation, and soothes sore muscles. Swedish massage also improves mental and physical relaxation. Each session is tailored to your individual needs.
Deep Tissue Massage – Deep tissue massage works by applying direct pressure using the thumb or fingers to the various trigger points on the body. This aids in relieving pain, reducing muscle spasms and releases harmful toxins that can build-up in the muscles & tissues.
Reflexology– A science based on the principle that areas in the feet and hands correspond to all the organs in the body. This method applies pressure to these areas on the feet to restore health to the body.
CranioSacral – A light-touch approach that releases fluid tension within your CranioSacral system, which are the soft tissues and fluid that protect your brain and spinal cord. This technique allows the entire body to relax and self-correct, thereby relieving pain and dysfunction to improve your whole-body health and wellness.
Myofascial Release – A hands-on technique that provides sustained pressure into myofascial (connective tissue) restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. The Myofascial system (or connective tissue) is a specialized system of the body that has an appearance similar to a spider’s web or a sweater. It covers and interpenetrates every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein as well as our internal organs and spinal cord. Our Myofascial system helps to give our body’s stability by providing a constant pull to all the structures. When the fascia becomes damages through physical trauma, scarring or inflammation, it loses the ability to stretch and move without restriction. The use of Myofascial Release allows us to look at each patient as a unique individual. Our one-on-one therapy sessions are hands-on treatments during which our trained therapists use a multitude of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy to enhance your body’s strength and flexibility, as well as improving postural and movement awareness.
Hot Stone – A deep relaxing massage using hot mineral stones on specific trigger points throughout the body. The Stones are sanitized and heated in 120 – 150 degree water. The heat of the stones helps muscles release more quickly than in traditional massage. Specific stone placement can also improve energy flow throughout the body.
Call Dr. Jawad today at 630.653.2225 for more information on massage therapy