Massage Therapy

The Massage Therapy department works in conjunction with our Myoskeletal alignment specialists to reinforce your recovery and maintain better body health. Our office has the most integrative and diverse variety of practitioners and therapists. Not only do we offer the Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy, we also have very highly qualified, medically based massage therapists here to assist our practitioners or simply give you that relaxing invigorating massage your body needs. We offer therapeutic massages that specialize in techniques such as deep tissue, swedish, positional release, reflexology, lymphatic drainage, trigger point therapy, cupping, sports massage, prenatal massage, craniosacral massage, and hot stone massage.  See below for a description of some of our techniques .
Cupping Therapy
 
The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system. Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite. We have many athletes who come in just to have their muscles "vacuumed" after a competition or race to keep the blood moving without stagnation.
Sports Massage Therapy
 
Sports massage is a technique geared towards athletes, but this therapy will help release any built up tension and lactic acid in the overworked muscles so that blood and oxygen can return to the muscle and effectively promote muscle repair. Sports massage, if received as part of a sports program, can help an athlete prevent injury due to overuse. Though you don't have to be an athlete to receive this treatment.

 

Hot Stone Massage Therapy
 
Hot stone massage is a variation on classic massage therapy. Heated, smooth, flat stones are placed on key points on the body. The massage therapist may also hold the stones and use them to massage certain areas of the body. Using the heat from the stones is very relaxing for the patient and the benefit of the heat helps relax the muscles and deactivate trigger points.

 

Prenatal Massage Therapy
 
Massage therapy has been known to calm many of the aches and pains associated with pregnancy such as sciatica, swelling, back and neck pain, and stomach upset. It has also been shown to improve physical discomforts by encouraging circulation, stretching the muscles and joints to their full range of motion. This improves skin elasticity and body tone. Studies show that pregnant women who receive regular Soft Tissue Therapy are more at ease. This encourages further relaxation of the fetus inside the womb. Soft Tissue Therapy also makes child birth easier and decreases postpartum issues!
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is a gentle pressure technique to open the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system, part of the circulatory system, plays a major role in keeping body tissues clean through a network of lymphatic vessels that carry a clear fluid called lymph toward the heart. This fluid consists of collected interstitial fluid (from between the body's cells) not reabsorbed by blood vessels. For optimum health, lymph must be absorbed from body tissues, transported through lymphatic vessels, and cleansed by the lymph nodes, which capture waste, rogue cells, bacteria, and foreign material. A sluggish or compromised lymph system can lead to lymph edema, fatigue, and increased susceptibility to illness.

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